Dr. Robert (Bob) Lee Noveroske, 90, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 2, 2023. Bob was born on October 1, 1932 to Wilhelm W. Noveroske and Frances M. (Bleckno) Noveroske of Michigan City, IN.
Bob received an Eagle Scout Badge, the highest achievement attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program.
Bob served in the United States Navy during the Korean War from March 10, 1952 – January 9, 1954, receiving an honorable discharge.
Bob married the love of his life, Elaine Lubs, on August 27, 1955 in LaPorte, IN and went on to get his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees from Michigan State University and his PhD. in Biochemistry and Plant Pathology from Purdue University.
Bob was a founding member of Faith Lutheran Church in Fountain Valley, CA and was an Elder of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Clayton Valley, CA.
Bob worked as a plant pathologist at Dow Chemical for 34 years in Seal Beach and Walnut Creek CA, Midland, MI and Zionsville, IN. Bob retired in 1996.
Bob had many talents and hobbies, but was first and foremost a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who spent as much time as possible on Lake Michigan sharing his love of fishing.
Bob is survived by his wife, Elaine and his six children: Dr. Timothy (Irene) Noveroske, David (Jeanine) Noveroske, Catherine (Dr. Kenneth) Tobin, Judith (Jay) Poellet, Karen (Matthew) Dalzell, and Dr. Janice (Frank) Pendola. Eleven grandchildren: Tracy (Chad) Hall, Rachel Noveroske Esq., Douglas Noveroske, Anna (Jonathan) Freije, Jacob Tobin, Dr. Sarah Noveroske (Thomas Philbrick Esq.), Rebecca (Alex) Newton, Emma Tobin, Deborah Noveroske, Zoe Tobin and Mitchell Poellet. Three great-grandchildren: Tanner, Gideon and Lucy.
Bob is also survived by his brother: Dr. James (Jim) Noveroske and sister-in-law: Susie Noveroske (wife of Dick Noveroske). Bob is pre-deceased by brother: Dr. Richard (Dick) Noveroske.
A private ceremony was held at Our Redeemer Evangelical Free Church, Midland MI.
The family would like to thank Mary Shoemaker, a very special caregiver who provided heart-felt support over the last year.
Donations in Bob’s name to: Our Redeemer Evangelical Free Church, 889 Poseyville Rd., Midland, MI 48640, or your favorite charity. Personal messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.wilson-miller.com.
Our Redeemer Evangelical Free Church
889 Poseyville Rd., Midland MI 48640
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