Welcome to the memorial page for

Robert Michael Dobski Jr.

September 11, 1965 ~ April 17, 2017 (age 51)

     Robert Michael Dobski Jr. age 51 of Ovid, MI, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Ovid, MI, on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid, MI. A Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.

     Robert was born in Pontiac, MI on September 11, 1965 the son of Robert Michael and Barbara Louise (Basso) Dobski.  Bob married Marla Mills on October 15, 1988 in New Haven, IN and resided all of his married life in Mio and Ovid.

     Bob enjoyed spending time up north fishing and kayaking down the Au Sable River.  He loved watching his children play sports and was an avid Michigan State athletic fan. Bob earned his Bachelor's Degree from Michigan State University and worked for the State of Michigan as a Communications Advisor.  Bob was a collector of many things.  He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

     He is survived by his wife Marla Dobski of Ovid, MI, daughter Jeanise and Will Lawler of Bloomfield Hills, MI, son Robby Dobski of Ovid, MI, daughter Katie Dobski of Mt. Pleasant, MI, daughter Sarah Dobski of Big Rapids, MI, daughter Rebekah Dobski of Ovid, MI, father Robert Dobski Sr. of Delray Beach, FL, sister Margie and Chris Lewis of Port St. Lucie, FL, brother Eddy Dobski of Winter Garden,  FL, father and mother-in-law Chuck and Marilyn Mills of Leesburg, GA, sister-in-law Missy and Mark Perryman of St. Johns, MI, and brother-in-law Randy and Susan Mills of Three Way, TN.  Bob is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Bob was preceded in death by his mother and his grandparents.

     Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Ovid Public Library or the Ovid Elsie Athletics Program.  Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid, MI.

Charitable donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

Ovid Public Libaray
206 North Main Street, Ovid MI 48866
Tel: 1-989-834-5800

Ovid Elsie Athletics Program

 Service Information

Visitation - with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M.
April 19, 2017

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid
232 E. Oak Street
Ovid, MI 48866

April 19, 2017

7:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid
232 E. Oak Street
Ovid, MI 48866

Mass of Christian Burial
April 20, 2017

11:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
510 N. Mabbit Road
Ovid, MI 48866

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