Robert Field

Robert J. "Bob" Field

Saturday, April 23rd, 1938 - Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
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Robert J. “Bob” Field, 82, of Sodus, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at Caretel Inns of Lakeland, St. Joseph.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1 pm on Friday, January 22, 2021, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow in North Shore Memory Gardens with full military honors. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service from 11 am-1 pm also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at

Bob was born on April 23, 1938, in Niles. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1956. Bob then enlisted in the United States Army, serving honorably for three years. Following Bob’s service, he went to Cuesta College, earning his RN degree. On October 11, 1959, Robert married the former Cora L. Tarwater in California.

He worked at Riverwood for seven years before joining the Berrien County Sherriff’s department in 1979. Bob retired in 2000 as the Jail Nurse after twenty-one years of service. He loved watching old Westerns and TV shows. Bob also enjoyed fishing, puzzles and his dogs. Most of all, he cherished time spent with his family.

Bob is survived by his sons, Ron (Linda) Field of New Britain, CT. and Ken (Stacey) Field of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Jackie (Branden) Tyler, Aaron (Amanda) Field, Kaylie (Mike) Wittlieff and Jaysen Field; great-granddaughters, Isabella Tyler, Sofia Tyler and sisters, Laura Bross and Beatrice (Bill) Murphy. He was preceded in death by his mother Emily Schumaker and step-father, Harold Schumaker; father, Floyd Field; wife of 52 years, Cora Field and brother, Gene Field.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 22nd, 2021 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Friday, January 22nd, 2021 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
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  • Service

    Friday, January 22nd, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Friday, January 22nd, 2021 1:00pm
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    North Shore Memory Gardens
    5027 M-63 North
    Coloma, MI 49038
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Gloria R Bucciarelli

Posted at 03:39pm
Ron and Linda.....Just wanted to say how very sorry I am for your loss! May he Rest In Peace! Sending prayers.

Philip Carter

Posted at 06:55am
I worked with Bob both at Riverwood (1974-1980) and the county jail (1994-2000). He was a great guy and easy to work with. He was always respectful of patients and inmates. He had a good sense of humor and was very human. He was a great story teller about his own life and work experiences. I was privileged to have known him. Phil Carter (retired psychologist)

Becky Doak

Posted at 09:27pm
Our sympathy.
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Glenda Zedov Posted at 06:11pm

Rest In Peace. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. Love and miss you cuz. Condolences to family. Paul and Glenda Zedov

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