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Robert VanHaitsma

September 1, 1946 ~ June 14, 2022 (age 75)

Obituary

Rev. Robert "Bob" VanHaitsma, age 75, died at home with his wife of 57 years at his side on June 14, 2022. Bob married his high school sweetheart, Georgia "Jeannie" Weatherwax in 1965. They were life long companions and best friends. They were blessed with four children, Robin (Allen) Lamp, Melannie (Eric) Antisdale, Susan (Mark) Cosby, and Robert (Kathy) VanHaitsma; 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his son, Robert "Bobby" VanHaitsma.

Bob was ordained and pastored churches for 15 years. After retiring from full time ministry in 1987, he started a construction business with his son, VanHaitsma Roofing and Siding, that he retired from in 2015.

After retirement, Bob and Jeannie traveled in their motor coach for several years, and he helped two of their grandsons, Nick and Cody Hutcherson, start their own company, Hutcherson Construction. In his spare time, Bob loved to work in his wood shop making beautiful gifts for friends and family. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family.

A memorial service will be held Friday, July 1, 2022 at 10:00am at gracespring Bible Church. The family would be pleased to have memorial contributions sent to Youth for Christ of Kalamazoo, P.O. Box 51487 Kalamazoo, MI 49001 or online at kalamazooyfc.org

 


Services

Memorial Service
Friday
July 1, 2022

10:00 AM
gracespring Bible Church
8643 Gull Road
Richland, MI 49083

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