|Death: ||Jul. 10, 2008|
Robert "Bobby" James Aikens Age 66, born in Detroit, preceded in death by Mother Nancy Aikens and Father Robert John Aikens, Sister Mary (Aikens)Dearhouse. He passed away July 10, 2008. Proud father of Robert (Kristy) Aikens.Loving grandfather of Ally, Lila, and Madelyn. Dear brother of Susie (Mike) Budnick and Donna (Aikens)Doe. Uncle of Nancy (Steve) , Paul (Renae) Dearhouse, Tom Dearhouse, Michael Budnick, Joseph Doe. Great uncle of Robert, Daniel, Kaitlin, Dee Dee and Salabiye. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Bob worked at Great Lakes Steel from 1970 to 2001. He loved everything Detroit, the RedWings, Tigers, Pistons, Lions and especially the University of Michigan football team. He was a sports fanatic and had a running memory of pretty much any player from every Detroit team since 1950. He enjoyed going to Greektown Casino and playing roulette. Prior to the passing of his Mother and Father he would spend most weekends at their Detroit home, taking care of them, buying groceries and just sitting with his parents- He was a good son to his parents. One of his favorite times was flying out to Arizona with his son Robert to go to Paul and Renae Dearhouses' wedding, where "Uncle Bob" cut up the dance floor all night long. He also enjoyed spending time with his Great Nephews Daniel and Robert and giving candy to his Great Neice Kaitlin, he always enjoyed seeing their smiling faces. He appreciated just being dow n the street from his Neice Nancy and her husband Steve whom he could always count on if the lawnmower brokedown. In metropolitan Detroit people knew him as "The Chief", he always had a bandana on and his long hair would be flowing from the back and he was very proud of his Ojibwe (Chippewa) heritage. Anyone who came across him was always greeted with a smile and friendly gesture. He also spent a good deal of time at the powerhouse gym in westland. He donated to a multitude of charities, the American Diabetes Association, the American Red Cross, Alzheimers Association and several local groups as well. His greatest joys in life came from spending time with his son Robert, daughter-in-law Kristy Aikens, and their 3 children, Alexandra, Lila and Madelyn. He came over all the time to play with the kids on the swingset that he purchased for them. He helped Lila and Ally put together puzzles, he even played dolls with the girls. He loved holding the newest baby Madelyn- she didnt cry when he held her. He had a water balloon fight with the girls a few days before he passed. He was most pleased during holidays and birthdays when he would come to his sons house. He loved giving gifts- he loved shopping for all of Kristy's extended family and friends. He simply loved sitting back on the couch and watching everyone else open gifts and have fun. He was very proud of his son Robert for his accomplishments professionally and with his family. He wanted the best for his son. Arrangements entrusted to the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, Plymouth.
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Record added: Jul 16, 2008
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