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February 13, 1944 - December 18, 2020

A graveside service will be held at Comstock Cemetery on Tuesday, December 22 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.

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Age 76, passed away at home on Friday, December 18, 2020 with his family by his side. Robert was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on February 13, 1944, the third of 12 children to the late Clarence and Bessie (Ackerman) Sternaman. Robert was a family man and always put his children and grandchildren above anything else. He loved to camp and visit the Smoky Mountains. Robert enjoyed classic cars, Country & Western music and watching Westerns and wrestling. He was also a fan of the Tasmanian Devil. On April 11, 1964, he was united in marriage to the former Diana May Shellman, who preceded him in death on February 12, 1989. Robert was also preceded by his siblings, Clarence, Joy, Nancy, Donald and Cindy. He is survived by his longtime companion, Jeanne Keyzer; children, Laura (Tommy) Roberts, Bob Sternaman and Maureen Proxmire; grandchildren, Joshua Jarrett, Quentin Bryant, Jaime Sternaman and Jason Proxmire; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Barb Lipsey, Terry Sternaman, Peggy (Phil) Archer, Ed Sternaman, Betty Deal, Diane Garten and many nieces and nephews.