Robert Durst

September 25, 1937October 26, 2018

Robert Durst, age 81, of Hudsonville passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018.

He was the son of Gaze and Rose (Paph) Durst, brother to Dolores Peskin and Gaze Durst Jr. Bob was a dedicated and highly commendated Grand Rapids Police Officer for 25 years, retiring as a detective on the Major Case Team. In 1979, he was honored as “Grand Rapids Police Officer of the Year." He liked hunting, fishing, and family camping at Wilderness State Park. Most of all, he loved his family who remember him as the best open-fire fish and potato fryer on Croton Pond. Until his Lewy Body disease and Parkinson’s progressed, he and Sue delivered for Sunset Meals at Home for 9 years.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Susan (Kitzsteiner), children Daniel Durst, Dianne (Rich) Bramer and David (Kim) Durst, grandchildren Michelle (Ryan) McMahon, Jamie Durst, Katie (Dave) Jacobs, Stephanie (Vinnie) Baza, Richie (Leah) Bramer, David Durst, Eric Durst, Cody Hytinen, and Tyler Tuttle (Steven Smith), great grandchildren Hunter, Addison, and Mya Jacobs, Fiona McMahon, Quinn Baza, and Warren Smith, brother-in-law Mike Peskin and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A casual visitation will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St. in Holland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice.

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  • Memorial Visitation Sunday, November 4, 2018

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Rose Jarman (Peskin)

December 8, 2018

Aunt Sue, David, Danny and Diane,
I am so sorry to learn of Uncle Bob's passing Debbie just told me. I know we were not a close family but I always loved you as if we saw each everyday. I wish you all well, and will pray for your healing in this grief.

Love to All

Julie Mesman

October 31, 2018

On behalf of American House we want to convey our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your Husband/Father. We want to thank you for the privilege of caring for him at Sandalwood Manor. May God bless and comfort you as you grieve.

Ted Quist

October 29, 2018

Bob was a partner of mine in the Major Case Team back in the eighties. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Not only was he an exceptional detective, but he was a friend as well. And we all loved his sense of humor, which helped us keep our sanity in the midst of investigating the numerous variety of serious crimes assigned to us. God rest his soul!

Wayne Thomas

October 29, 2018

So sorry to hear about Bob. Our condolences.

Genevieve Karpowicz

October 29, 2018

With Sympathy from Genevieve, widow of Bill Karpowicz.

Paul Baar

October 29, 2018

October. For years Bob was part of a group of guys that always Bird hunted Up North. This afternoon I dug out all the pictures we had taken over the years. Oh, the memories!! So sorry for your lose.

Paul Baar