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Robert Altvater

March 15, 1935 — November 11, 2019

Robert Altvater

Robert Judd Altvater age 84, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019, at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor, St. Johns, MI.

Private family services will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Ovid, MI.

Robert was born in Ovid Township, MI on March 15, 1935 the son of Bismark and Doris (Denison) Altvater.  He was a graduate of Ovid High School Class of 1953.  Robert married Sharon Jacobs on March 2, 1954.  He resided all of his life in Ovid Township.

Robert was a farmer and worked for Oldsmobile for 17 years.  He loved nature and being outside, deer hunting, snowmobiling and camping.  Robert belonged to the Mid-Michigan Old Gas Tractor Association for many years.  He also collected and restored antique tractors.

He is survived by his wife Sharon Altvater of St. Johns, MI; 2 sons: Kim Altvater of St. Johns, MI; Mark and Frances Altvater of St. Johns, MI; grandson Paul Altvater of Lansing, MI; granddaughter Amanda and Aaron Demmon of Italy; 2 great-grandsons Kadin Demmon and Uriah Altvater; sister Joyce and Joe Mesh of St. Johns, MI; 1 niece and 5 nephews.  Robert was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial Contributions may be made to a Charity of Donor's Choice. Online condolences can be made at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.

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