Robert Paul Maiville passed away March 3, 2018. A visitation will be 5:00PM – 7:00PM, Tuesday March 6, 2018 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South, Abilene, Texas. A Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Cowboy Heritage Church 8468 County Rd 112 N, Clyde, Texas. Interment will follow the service in Elmwood Memorial Park.
Robert was born May 18, 1934 in Luther, Michigan to George Hermandez Maiville II and Lydia Nelson. He grew up as a farm boy and as a young man he joined the Army and then the United States Air Force and served his country for more than 20 years. His service included the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He married the love of his life, Shirley, on July 22, 1959 and started a family. He loved Shirley with every fiber of his being and family was important to him. He taught his family to always do their best. He loved animals and nature. He enjoyed working on his blue bonnets, garden and rose bushes which were named after his children. He appreciated and enjoyed the Clyde Cowboy Church. He was the leader in the family. He was very loved and is greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, George; his son-in-law, Michael; daughter, Carrie Jean great-granddaughter, Makayla; and, grandson-in-law, Jesse.
Robert is survived by his wife, Shirley Maiville; his children, Susan Boyd, Laverne Marks (Steven), Aaron Maiville (Sharon), Roxanna Strieby (Carl); his grandchildren, Erica Herwig (Ralph), Jason Lodzinski (Alanna), Amanda Rongey (Jesse), Joey Maiville, Mary Delpilar (Donald), Matthew Strieby (Danielle) and Tara Badorf (Will); great grandchildren, Makayla, Wendi, Henry, Jaedon, Connor, Braylen, Daphne, Ollie, Noah, Hayden, Donna, and Maria; great-great grandchildren, Gracie and Weston; sister in law, Jean (George) and Philip (Barbara).
Online condolences may be shared with the family through the obituary link at www.elmwoodfuneral.com
Sue and Roxanna - Our thoughts and prayers to you at this most difficult time. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Take Care Phil and Cindy
Cindy and PhilFreeport, MI
So deeply sorry about his death. We have a loving God who will get all of us through this,praying for peace from your grief. Love to the whole family.
Nyann and Mike DordanAlto, MI
So sorry for your loss Shirley and family.It's been quite a few years since we were all neighbors, but did not forget any of you. Glad we saw you and Bob at the ALUMNI reunion a couple of years ago. And now your granddaughter lives back in Luther..small world.
My heartfelt condolences to my old friends. Growing up I also looked upon I as a second dad he will be missed love you all
Donald HooverCadillac, MI
Heartfelt condolences for you all. We salute you for your Service Kind Sir.
John C. BatdorfMount Holly Springs, PA
We r so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you all. Love you guys.
The Valentine FamilySaginaw, MI
Tara, so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family.
Pamela SmithHersey, MI
Sue, We are all thinking of you and your family
Will always love and remember you gpa
Matt StriebyBurton, MI
My grandpa, my hero, my brother in arms.
I love you and miss you so. I will see you again. Save me a seat at the table.
Mary DelpilarStella, NC
We are so so very sorry for your loss.... we are with you all in thoughts and much love⭕️❌
Mick and Sabrina Bootz
BootzMackinaw City, MI