Obituary: Robert Lee Sooy

Robert Lee Sooy, of Westland, MI, formerly of Ypsilanti, age 73, passed away on July 10, 2021 at the Cherry Hill Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center in Westland. He was born in Stockbridge, MI on April 24, 1948, the son of Sherman and Viola (Risner) Sooy. Rob served in the US Air Force from 1973 to 1975. He resided in Ypsilanti for many years, but before that, he lived in Alaska, Colorado, and Florida. Rob loved cats, and he enjoyed Native American art—especially featuring wolves.

Rob is survived by his uncles, Patrick H. Risner of Dansville, MI, and Sonny Risner of Fitchburg, MI, and one aunt, Dorothy Risner also of Dansville, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Per his wishes, Rob has been cremated. A private Graveside Service will be held at Fitchburg Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Rob’s name to the Humane Society of Huron Valley. Arrangements by Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home, Stockbridge.

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