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Robert Tacoma

Robert Duane Tacoma, age 95, of Grand Rapids, passed away on June 29, 2017, at the Spectrum Health Nursing Home in Grand Rapids. He was born on August 15, 1921 in Aetna Township, Missaukee County to Dewey and Tracy (Berghouse) Tacoma. He married Madeline J. LaDouceur on June 24, 1949 at the Aetna Christian Reformed Church. She preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 2005. He worked as an assembly worker. He had been a member of the Aetna Christian Reformed Church, Calvary Christian Reformed Church, and presently a member of the Newhall Christian Reformed Church in Wyoming. He had served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Bob was an active member of the Roving Volunteers for Christs Service (RVICS) and was always active in church activities. He enjoyed tinkering, fishing, reading and was a Hamm radio operator. He leaves behind two daughters, Linda (Gary) Bobysud of Wyoming and Diane Schaaf also of Wyoming. He has four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Along with his wife, Madeline he was preceded in death by his parents. Graveside services will be held on July 14, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Prosper Cemetery, Falmouth with Rev. Ken Koning officiating. A Memorial Service will be held on July 15, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church, 3500 Byron Center Avenue SW, Wyoming. Pastor Mark Van Drunen will officiate.  Memorial contributions may be made to one of choice. Funeral arrangements were made by the Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain. Thoughts and prayers may be left at www.burkholderfamilyfuneralhome.com


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Pat VandenBosch


Dear Diane and Linda, we are sorry for your loss. We have so many good memories of both of you and your sweet parents. They were very dear and helpful to us for many years. Sorry we can't join you at the memorial service. We are not in town. Lord bless you all. Al and Pat

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