Robert Lester VanHorn Jr.

October 15, 1945June 14, 2018

Robert Lester VanHorn Jr., of Dewitt, Michigan passed away on June 14, 2018. Robert was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 15, 1945.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, the outdoors, fishing, mushroom hunting, traveling, feeding his birds and most of all, the love of his four legged friends, Cinnamon and Lelu. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lester VanHorn Sr. and Lucille Helms; wife, Barbara Jean VanHorn; son, Todd Dean VanHorn; sisters, Betty Andersen and Carolyn Bickley and brother, Chet Helms.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his children, Tim VanHorn , Sherry (Tim) Grondine, and Terry (Pam) VanHorn; grandchildren, Nick Washburn, Vinnie VanHorn, Alicia (Clyde) Conlin, Jamie Washburn and Zack VanHorn; great-grandchildren, Devin, Jarrod, Viviana, Seth, Clyde Jr., and Elianah Rose Lee; sister, Patricia VanHorn; brother, Ron (Violet) VanHorn; brother-in-law, Vincent (Judy) Wiltshire, Jr. and Sheral Wiltshire; sister-in-law, Becky (Tom) Irvin and Tammy Velez; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 18, 2018, at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington in DeWitt. The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, 2018, and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Those desiring may make contributions to the family and/or the American Cancer Society, 1755 Abbey Road, East Lansing, MI 48823, in memory of Robert Lester VanHorn Jr.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the VanHorn family.


  • Vinnie VanHorn
  • Zack VanHorn
  • Mark Swaynie
  • John Fitzgerald
  • Doug Powers
  • Mike Kouba


  • Visitation Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Reception Monday, June 18, 2018

Robert Lester VanHorn Jr.

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Bill Opland

June 17, 2018

Dear Sherry, Tim, and Terry: Mary and I have such good memories of your family. May the peace of God which passes all understanding, comfort your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Mary remembers when your dad used to come to the Brooks' farm to buy straw. Our prayers are with you.
Love, Bill and Mary Opland

Terry VanHorn

June 16, 2018

Dad, you are the reason I'm the man I am today. My world will never be the same. Love You More .

Pam & I and CHANCE will miss now and forever .Until we meet again ❤

Teresa Campbell

June 15, 2018

I remember my Uncle Bob as such a sweet soul. One memory I hold dear to my heart, Uncle Bob was one of the few that stood up at my mommas funeral and shared how important she was to him. How she helped him through the lowest time of his life, losing toddy. I remember the tears flowing from his face, weeping, you could feel love and compassion in his voice. One of the few men Ive seen cry many times. He wore his emotions on his sleeve. A heart of gold. Love you always Uncle Bob!!