In memory of
Robert Benjamin Upper
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In memory of
Robert Benjamin Upper
Upper, Robert Benjamin 12/11/1922 - 8/5/2019 Robert Benjamin Upper, age 96, of Byron Center, went to be with his Lord on Monday, August 5, 2019. Bob taught math and science in Christian schools in Massachusetts and Michigan for most of his life. He served in Swaziland for Trans World Radio from 1984 to 1995. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 60 years, Phyllis; his daughter, Sara (John) Cushman; grandchildren, Hannah, Deborah, Benjamin, Daniel Cushman; and brother-in-law, Reid Minich. His parents, Benjamin and Esther Upper, preceded him in death. A committal service was held on Wednesday, August 7, at Winegar Cemetery. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, August 22, at Byron Center Bible Church, 8855 Byron Center Ave. SW. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International Bibles or Adventures in Missions, The World Race #3 (Hannah Cushman: www.worldrace.org ) as Bob's granddaughter will be working in Swaziland among other countries on a yearlong mission trip.
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1095 68th Street S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
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In memory of
Robert Benjamin Upper
Upper, Robert Benjamin 12/11/1922 - 8/5/2019 Robert Benjamin Upper, age 96, of Byron Center, went to be with his Lord on Monday, August 5, 2019. Bob taught math and science in Christian schools in Massachusetts and Michigan for most of his life. He served in Swaziland for Trans World Radio from 1984 to 1995. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 60 years, Phyllis; his daughter, Sara (John) Cushman; grandchildren, Hannah, Deborah, Benjamin, Daniel Cushman; and brother-in-law, Reid Minich. His parents, Benjamin and Esther Upper, preceded him in death. A committal service was held on Wednesday, August 7, at Winegar Cemetery. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, August 22, at Byron Center Bible Church, 8855 Byron Center Ave. SW. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International Bibles or Adventures in Missions, The World Race #3 (Hannah Cushman: www.worldrace.org ) as Bob's granddaughter will be working in Swaziland among other countries on a yearlong mission trip.
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Services Provided By
Stroo Funeral Home, Inc.
1095 68th Street S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Past Services ╲╱
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