Robert Hancock, 83

Robert Hancock, age 83, of Napoleon and formerly of Huyck Lake, Michigan and Stryker, Ohio passed away late Tuesday September 23, 2014 at Orchards of Northcrest in Napoleon. Prior to his retirement he had worked alongside his late wife, Phyllis in their two businesses in Stryker, Hancock Oil Company and the Hub Market.

Bob was born the son of the late Delbert and Viola (Cooley)Hancock in Williams County on August 21, 1931. On August 3, 1950 he married the former Phyllis Planson and she preceded him in death in 2012. He was a member of the Stryker United Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his time at the lake. He was also active in the Stryker community as town councilman, mayor, the industrial board, Masons, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Moose, and Troop 79 Scoutmaster.

Surviving are two sons, William Hancock of Portland, Indiana; Thomas (Linda) Hancock of Indianapolis, Indiana; six grandchildren, Rebecca Hancock, Victoria (John) Krivulka, Amy (Jeremy) Wendt, Teresa (Brady) Lantz, Dawn (Lonnie) Rhodes, Joseph (Christina) Freeman and six great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death besides his wife was son, Michael and brothers Richard and Charles Hancock.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Saturday September 27, 2014 at the Stryker United Methodist Church in Stryker with Pastor Jim Ernst officiating. Interment will follow in the Stryker Cemetery. Friends may call at the Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker from 2:00-8:00pm on Friday. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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