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CORNELL - Robert H. Girard, 87, Cornell, died at 4 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 18, 2006) at ASTA Care Center, Pontiac.

His memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Pontiac, with the Rev. Carol Edman of the United Methodist Church in Cornell officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded. There will be no visitation. The family suggests memorials be made to Cornell-Blackstone United Methodist Church.

Robert was born Jan. 29, 1919, at Long Point, a son of Philo W. and Frances Davis Girard. He married Florence A. Gregory on Oct. 31, 1940, at Davenport, Iowa. She survives of Cornell.

Also surviving are one son, Wesley (Nancy) Girard, Camp Verde, Ariz.; two daughters, Linda (Robert) Steppe, Philadelphia, Tenn., and Wendy (Jim) Cooper, Cornell; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Bob was educated in Cornell grade and high schools.

He was a farmer and was employed by Interlake Steel in Pontiac, for 19 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Cornell. He and his wife, Florence, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this past June. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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