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Robert “Bob” E. Wilson, age 74, of Grand Rapids, Passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at home surrounded by family.

The son of Robert & Caroline (Groters) Hall, he was born on September 16, 1943 in Grand Rapids. 

Bob was a hard worker and retired from Steelcase after 33 years. His favorite hobby was camping and spending time with his family. Bob was also the guy that would talk with anyone and make friends will all.  

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Robert Hall; parents, Harry & Carol Wilson; sister, Jean Anne Wilson; mother and father -in-law, Lena & William M. Wilson; along with many aunts and uncles from the Hall family. Surviving are his forever family and loving wife, Betty of 52 years; son, Bob Jr. (Crystal) Wilson; best buddy & grandson, Kaleb; sister-in-law, Terry Heintzelman; brother-in-law, John Heintzelman; aunts, Dorothy Groters, and Evelyn Groters; along with many cousins. 

Honoring his wishes, cremation will take place and no services will be held.

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

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Bob’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, exclusive provider of Veterans Funeral Care


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5 Condolences

  1. Brenda Isenga (Baar) on October 5, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers. You have my deepest sympathies for the loss of a great husband and father.

  2. Melissa Bond Wieringa on October 5, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of your Father Bob.Please give my condolences to your family,especially your mother.I’m praying for God to send you all peace. Hugs to you all

  3. Bridget on October 5, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Bob Sr. was a fantastic person with a huge heart. He told you like it was but was a big teddy bear. Loved watching him and his son wrestle. His smile was contagious. Love his laughter. My heart breaks for the family with such a great loss in this life but I’m sure he’s dancing in heaven. Hugs to Betty, Goof, Crystal and family.

  4. Gary & Lila ringrlberg on October 8, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Sorry for you loss. Our prayers are with you .

  5. Jacquelyn M Wright on October 15, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    I remember the first time I met Bob. It was at a Thanksgiving dinner at Uncle Bill and Auntie Lena’s house. Betty and Bob were dating and the thing I remember about him was his smile and how friendly he was.
    My next memory of him was when Betty and Bob were standing in our kitchen talking to my Mom. They had just gotten married and I believe either had just returned from or were leaving for their honeymoon. We had been unable to attend their wedding (I think one of us kids was sick) and Betty and Bob had stopped over and brought us some of their wedding cake. I remember the smiles on their faces and the ease in which they talked and laughed. Bob had a smile and manner that communicated his enjoyment of people that I, even as an elementary school girl at the time, felt and was put at ease.
    I’m sorry for your loss, Betty (and Bobby) and my heart felt sympathy goes out to you all. May God, in his gracious love, comfort you in all the days ahead.

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