Robert Lee Seelhoff

Robert Lee “Bobby” Seelhoff, age 48, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes – Houghton Chapel, Ovid, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, January 31, 2020, with Bobby’s father, Pastor Scott Seelhoff, officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, MI. Visitation will be held 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the funeral home.

Robert was born in Carson City, Michigan on March 27, 1971, the son of Norman Scott and Sharon Kay (Salisbury) Seelhoff. On March 3, 1990 Bobby married Shawn Lynnette Fisher at Faith Baptist Church, Elsie, MI.

Bobby enjoyed woodworking and fishing. He liked road trips on his motorcycle or in his jeep. Bobby enjoyed listening to old country music, watching westerns and dancing. He loved camping and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Bobby is survived by his wife Shawn Seelhoff of St. Johns; 3 children: Heath Seelhoff of St. Johns, MI; Heather (Thomas Peiffer) Seelhoff of Bannister, MI; and Holly (Tyler Little) Seelhoff of Corunna, MI; 5 grandchildren: Maxwell Perkins Jr., Kainen Seelhoff, Mary Jane Seelhoff, Colton Perkins, and Scottlyn Peiffer; and his parents: Scott (Debbie) Seelhoff and Sharon (Dearrell Cobb) Salisbury. He is also survived by 3 siblings: Kim (Paul) English, Ben (Jen) Cobb, and Nathan (Mindy) Seelhoff; sisters-in-law: Sonja (Jeremy) Potter and Terri Fisher and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bobby was preceded in death by his brother Scotty Seelhoff, grandparents, and father-in-law Thomas Fisher.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Smith Family Funeral Homes for Bobby’s Funeral Expenses. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Houghton Chapel, Ovid, Michigan.


Robert Herman Mueller

Robert Herman “Bob” Mueller, age 87, of Houghton Lake, MI, passed away surrounded by family Friday, January 24, 2020 at his sister’s home after a brief illness.

In following Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial mass will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Houghton Lake, at a later date followed by burial at Lake City Cemetery, Lake City, MI.

Bob was born in Clinton County, MI on September 28, 1932, the son of Herman Joseph and Mary Florence (Meehan) Mueller. He graduated from Rodney B. Wilson High School in St. Johns with the class of 1951.

Bob proudly served his country in the United States Marines during the Korean War. After his military service, he served with the Michigan State Police, retiring in 1979 after 23 years as a Detective-Lieutenant. Bob was an active member of the VFW Post #2964, American Legion Post #300, and St. Vincent DePaul. He was an avid collector of die cast cars and trucks. He enjoyed reading, gardening, and feeding the birds. Bob was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church Houghton Lake, MI.

Bob is survived by 3 siblings: Agnes Fedewa of Westphalia, MI; Gerald (Marilyn) Mueller of Franklin, IN; and Blanche Woodbury of Elsie, MI; sister-in-law Betty Mueller of Houghton Lake, MI, and many nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, 8 siblings: Bud (Arlene) Mueller, Geraldine (Larry) Moore, Jim Mueller, Charley Mueller, Virginia (Bob) Compton, Mary Ann Mueller, infant brother John and infant sister Patty; and brothers-in-law Bruce Woodbury and Marvin Fedewa.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.


Howard D. Ruby

Howard D. Ruby, age 91 of St. Johns, MI passed away on January 23, 2020. Howard was born on March 10, 1928 in Richmond, IN the son of Mike and Bertha (Long) Ruby. He graduated from Greensfork High School in Greensfork, IN. and had served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Howard was a salesman at heart selling for Schaeffer Bread, Archway Cookies, Coca Cola and Bee’s Chevrolet. Later he had his own business of R & H Auto Sales in St. Johns. He loved football, baseball and collecting model cars.

Survivors are his former wife, Sharon, son Terry of TX, daughters Marsha Ludtke of Lansing, and Bonnie Curtis; sister Patty (Don) Thalls of KY, half-brothers, Mike and Mark Ruby, grandchildren, Britton, Grant, Adrienne Ruby Cordes, Rick Ludtke, Angela Fritz, Christina Stone and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A gathering of friends and relatives will be held at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. The family will receive friends and relatives beginning at 9:00 A.M. until service time. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Basic Needs Store, 213 N. Clinton Ave., St. Johns, MI 48879