Robert E. “Bob” Bellingar, 90

Robert E. “Bob” Bellingar, 90, of Plainwell passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Kalamazoo. He was born Sept. 12, 1928, in Watson Township to Lynn and Martha (Bump) Bellingar.

Bob served his country in the United States Air Force during World War II. He had worked as an electrician with IBEW No. 131 for many years. In his free time Bob enjoyed puttering around, playing golf, doing yard work, especially mowing his lawn, fishing, square and round dancing, camping and birdwatching.

Bob loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially Liam and Liza. He was a member of the Otsego Elk and a life member of the Otsego VFW Post #3030. Bob had recently taken a trip with Talons Out Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

On March 23, 1951, he married E. Leone Frost and celebrated their 68th anniversary this year. Surviving are his wife; daughters, Shelley Cassada of Shelbyville and Claudia (Marlin) Stewart of Plainwell; three grandchildren, Richard (Angie) Peet, Ashley Stewart and Keshia Stewart; three great-grandchildren, David Peet, Liam Baird and Liza Cronk; siblings, Raymond and Roy Bellingar; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Joshua Miller and in-laws, Claude and Imo Frost and Stella Coon.

Friends may visit with Bob’s family starting at noon, Monday, May 13, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell. Military Honors are by VFW Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of Bob may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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