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Robert Steven Barnes, age 65 years, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, after a short illness. He was born on March 4, 1952 in Vassar, Michigan, the son of the late Cecil and Eleanor (Stevens) Barnes.

Surviving family include his wife, Janice; children, Kristine (Thomas) Marsrow, Robert (Tracy) Westendorf and Scott (Marcia) Barnes; grandchildren, Faux "Teddy" (Henry) Baskin, Justin (Amanda) Beckrow, Kristina Westendorf, Candace Barnes and Tavin Creager; great-grandchildren, Kaylei Landress, Alanna Villareal, Rowan Villareal, Cruz Reeves and Caden Westendorf; sisters, Mary Barnes and Bonnie Hemingway; as well as many nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, George Barnes.

In keeping with Robert's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service has been held. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the University of Michigan Hospital and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit for their loving and compassionate care of Robert and his family.