Robert F. Christner, Sr.

Birth: February 25th, 1941
Death: November 28th, 2012
Age: 71 years
Residence:Brown City

Obituary Notice

Robert F. Christner Sr.


Robert F. Christner Sr., 71  long time resident of Brown City in Burnside Township, died peacefully Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, surrounded by his family.


He was born February 25, 1941 in Pigeon, Michigan, son of the late Emma Heintz & Emery Seaman.


He graduated from Pigeon High School in 1959 and attended Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, and graduated from Oakland Community College with his Associates Degree.   He was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Lake Orion and also a U.A.W. member in Pontiac.  Robert worked for G.M. in Pontiac, Grand Blanc & New York as a Journeyman / Tool Maker until his retirement in 2002.


Mr. Christner enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, hunting, fishing, casino trips, all sports especially hockey, spending time at his cottage up at Hardwood Lake near Prescott and most of all,  spending time with family and friends.


He is survived by his wife Rosemary of 43 years, 

            Robert (Son) & Jeannie Floyd,

            Roxanne (Daughter) & Joe Mansueto,

           Vicky (Daughter) & David Ross,

            Deborah (Daughter)  & Tony Richardson,

            8 Brothers, George, Richard, Mike, Tom & Keith Heintz, James, David & Emery Seaman,

            2 Sisters, Sybil Seaman & Sandy Brooks,

            12 Grandchildren

            1 Great Grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his parents and son Robert Frederick Christner Jr.


Funeral Mass will be held Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in North Branch, with Fr. James Arwady officiating. 

Burial will be in the St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Marlette.

Memorials may be donated to United Hospice Service.

Visitation will be held on Sunday 2pm to 8pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette and Monday 10am to 11am at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in North Branch.  A Rosary will be held on Sunday night at 7pm at funeral chapel in Marlette.


Arrangements  -Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette,MI.

(989) 635- 3658  -

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