Robert Small

Alpena

Robert “Bob” Small, 61, of Alpena, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at the Huron Regional Medical Center.
His funeral service was Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Alpena Community Center, with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery, Alpena. Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Kuhler Funeral Home in Huron, with family present and a time of sharing at 7 p.m.
Robert Carl Small was born May 9, 1956, to Richard and Doris (Leighton) Small, at Huron. He graduated from Alpena High School.
On Jan. 5, 1974, he married Linda Lou Lambert at Huron.
In March of 1980, Bob started work at the Federal Building. He retired in November of 2011, and then drove bus for People’s Transit from Sept. 25, 2012, until his passing. Bob volunteered with the Alpena Fire Department for more than 42 years.
Bob was an avid Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan, hunted, golfed and played on Larry Hampshire’s softball team. He enjoyed camping and sharing a cold one with his friends. Most of all, he loved his family, spending time with his children and grandchildren, and attending their activities.
Bob is survived by his daughter, Stacy (Shane) Machtemes of Faulkton; two sons, Jon (Sarah) Small of Brandon, and Cody (Jaclyn) Small of Harrisburg; eight grandchildren; eight siblings, Susie (Doug) Tschetter of Huron, Nancy (Bill) Dawson of St. Charles, Mo., Jayne (Bobby) Hyde of Farmington, Minn., Pete (Sandy) Small of Rapid City, Richard (Carla) Small of Alpena, and Steven Small, A.J. Small, and Gina Small, all of Huron; mother-in-law, Martha Lambert of Faulkton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; father-in-law, Richard Lambert; niece, Elizabeth Robinson-Grillo; and his wife of 40 years, Linda.

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