Robert Leon Bayha (1940-1993)

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Robert Leon Bayha
Born: 23 Oct 1940 Levering, Emmet, Michigan
Died: 28 May 1993 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Leon Robert Bayha
Mother: Lillian Overholt
Siblings: Betty Jean Bayha
Robert Leon Bayha
Sandra L. Bayha
Baby Girl Bayha
Spouse: Diane E. Wynsma
Married: 1 Sep 1962 Petoskey, Michigan
Children: Robert Leon Bayha
David Allan Bayha


Petoskey News-Review, Tuesday, 1 Jun 1993:

Robert L. Bayha, 52

Robert L. Bayha, 52, of Petoskey, died May 28, 1993, at Northern Michigan Hospital.

Funeral was held 10:30 a.m. today, June 1, at the Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.

The Revs. Robert Holmes and David Behling officiated. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Petokskey.

He was born Oct. 23, 1940, in Levering, the son of Leon and Lillian (Overholt) Bayha. He grew up in Levering and attended school at Pellston where he graduated in 1958.

On Sept. 1, 1962, he married Diane Wymsma in Petoskey.

Mr. Bayha worked as a carpenter for Bare Construction for 25 years and most recently had been working for Rossi Construction.

Mr. Bayha enjoyed woodworking, gardening and being outdoors. He loved being with his granddaughter.

He was a member of the Petoskey Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his wife, Diane; two sons, Robert Leon Bayha and his wife Mary Lou of Petoskey, and David Allen Bayha and his wife Kimberly of Petoskey; one granddaughter, Molly Bayha; two sisters, Betty Thorp of Brutus and Sandra Ball of Columbiaville, Mich.; and his parents, Leon and Lillian Bayha of Harbor Springs.

Visitation was held Monday at the Stone Funeral Home.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Bayha, Robert L. & Wynsma, Diane E.
Date of Marriage: 9/1/1962
Liber: 1962
Folio: 87
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
BAYHA, Robert Leon Sr.
Date of Death: 5/28/1993
Liber: 1993
Folio: 199
Place of Death: Petoskey
Bayha, Robert Leon Sr.
Age: 52
Born: 10/23/1940
Died: 5/28/1993
Burial: 6/1/1993
Cemetery: Greenwood, Petoskey
Obituary: on file
Section: H
Block: 163
Lot: 21 - NE 1/4
  • Petoskey News-Review, Tuesday, 2 Apr 1996, Obituary: Bayha, Lillian Overholt
  • Petoskey News-Review, Monday, 23 Sep 1996, Obituary: Bayha, Leon Robert
  • Petoskey News-Review, Friday, 10 Jun 2005, Obituary: Thorp, Betty Jean Bayha