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Robert Darga

Robert Darga

1959 - 2020

Robert T. Darga age 61 of Rogers City passed away October 17, 2020 at the University of Michigan Hospital.

He was born January 25, 1959 in Rogers City to Louis and Charlotte (Budnik) Darga.

Bob graduated from Rogers City High School in 1978. Following graduation, he sailed the great lakes and worked numerous jobs around the eastern part of the United States. He returned home to marry the love of his life, Lori Gapczynski at St. Paul Catholic Church in Onaway on May 11, 1985. While working along side of his brothers, he had his own custom tile and stone operation which he ran until his retirement in 2009. Bob enjoyed golfing, cooking, watching his children’s sports activities and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Lori; three children, Megan (Mathew) Bauer of Rogers City, Ryan (Kelsie Kasuba) Darga of Presque Isle and Alex Darga of Kansas City, MO; three granddaughters, Alianna Darga, Olivia Bauer and Avery Bauer; mother, Carol Darga; siblings, Michael (Judy) Darga of Rogers City, Joe (Heather Sterly) Darga of Rogers City and Carleen (Karl) Merchant of Sumner; sister-in-law, Paula Darga of Rogers City; mother-in-law, Edith Gapczynski of Rogers City; many cousins, nieces/nephews; in- laws and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Louis Darga; brother, John Darga; nephew, Tony Darga; and grandson, Wyatt Bauer; father-in-law, Arthur Gapczynski; nephew, Michael Gapczynski II

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 21 st from 3-8 p.m. where the rosary will be recited at 6:30 followed by the parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume on Thursday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church from 9 a.m. until time of his Mass at 10 a.m. with Fr. Rolando Silva officiating.

Inurnment will take place at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Ignatius Catholic School’s Angel Fund in memory of Bob Darga.

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Robert Darga – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI