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Robert L. Vander Ploeg

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Robert L. Vander Ploeg, age 73, passed away while surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay Vander Ploeg; parents Gerald and Florence Vander Ploeg; brother, Rodney Vander Ploeg. He will be deeply missed by his children Connie Berg, Corey (Stephanie) Vander Ploeg, Keith (Margaret) Vander Ploeg; grandchildren Christopher (Linsey) Berg, Megan Berg, Brooke Green, Elizabeth Green, Nathaniel (Christian) Vander Ploeg, Taylor (Matt Idema) Vander Ploeg, Hunter (Griselle) Vander Ploeg, Ron (Sonya) Fifield, Tabitha Vander Ploeg, Hailee Vander Ploeg; great-grandson, Dane; siblings Pat (Seymour) DeHaan, Daryl (Shirley) Vander Ploeg, Kathy Schipper, Kevin (Melanie) Vander Ploeg; sister-in-law, Judy Vander Ploeg; brother-in-law, Duane Austin; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Robert was involved in the Wayland Community for over 40 years. He worked at Steelcase for 29 years. Robert met the love of his life, Kay, in the Harding’s Grocery Store parking lot. Their faith was important to them and was an everyday part of how they lived.

Visitation will be held from 4 - 7 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Home - Dorr Chapel, 4330 18th St., Dorr, MI 49323. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 2, 2021 at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Home - Dorr Chapel. Robert will be laid to rest at Germond Cemetery next to his wife, Kay. In memory of Robert and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Elara Hospice or Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.kubiakcookwayland.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 1, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 2, 2021

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