Robert J. Stellema
Stellema, Robert J. Grand Rapids, MI Robert John Stellema, 92 years old, born March 16, 1924, went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 15, 2016. Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Malestein; his father, Wiebe Stellema; mother, Ruth Anstett; and siblings, Katherine Grego, Bill Linemeyer, and Mary Kiel. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Marilyn Jane (Hoeksema) Stellema; children, Rob (Donna) Stellema, Marcia Hofstra, Kathy (Dan) Roodvoets; son-in-law, Mark (Elisa) Malestein; grandchildren, Randy (Lisa) Stellema, Chad Stellema, Denise (Kyle) Lewis, Kim (Justin) Brezney, Kendra (Aaron) VanDerVeen, Kurt (Amy) Hofstra, Kelli Hofstra, Jonathan (Katie) Roodvoets, Dennis (Jessica) Roodvoets, Bill (Michelle) Roodvoets, Jessica (Justin) Wigger, BJ (Sasha) Koster, Elizabeth (Stephen) Franklin, Stephen (Jennylyn) Koster, and Aaron Malestein; 28 great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Kathryn "Kay" (Jerry) Melpolder; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday, October 19, from 4 - 7 p.m. at Stroo Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, October 20, at Kelloggsville Christian Reformed Church, 610 52nd St. SE, with Rev. Ron Fynewever officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family would like to thank the Christian Rest Home for their excellent and compassionate care for the last stage of Bob's life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Rest Home.
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