Welcome to the memorial page for

Erich Tober

September 17, 1934 ~ January 5, 2017 (age 82)

Erich Tober, age 82 of Spring Lake passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Mercy Hospital. Erich was born September 17, 1934 to Paul and Elsa (Faude) Tober in Piaten, Germany. He came to America with his family in 1950, becoming a proud American citizen in 1965. Erich graduated from Grand Haven High School in 1954. He married Patricia Heath on July 2, 1960 in Grand Haven. Erich proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked for Gardner Denver for over 25 years and for Grand Haven Steel Products for 10 years. Erich was a member of the first Men's Soccer League at the Grand Haven Soccer Club, coached one of the first youth soccer teams in Grand Haven, was an avid International soccer fan and was also a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid golfer. Erich loved spending time with his friends, family and grandchildren and was known for his great sense of humor. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia; daughter, Elizabeth (Roger) Feriend of Spring Lake; sons, Steven (Debra) Tober of Spring Lake, Eric (Kathryn) Tober of Ada, David (Lori) Tober of Adams, NY; grandchildren, Kyle Feriend, Victoria, Katlyn, Rebecca and Emma Tober, Justin Sackett; great-grandchildren, Lilly and Jason; grandchildren of the heart, Kalena, Everly and their parents Jeremy (Melissa) LaRock; sisters-in-law, Pam Tober of Spring Lake, Judy Tober of Grand Haven, Laurie (Bill) Campbell of Carmel, IN; brother, Dietrich (Victoria) Tober of Grand Haven; brothers-in-law, Terry Heath of Whitehall, Richard Heath of Southern California and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Erich was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Siegfried and Willy Tober.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dan Anderson officiating. Full Military Rites will be provided by the American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post #28.  Interment will be in Spring Lake Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 2 - 4 pm on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Legion Scholarship Fund. Please visit  to sign Erich’s online guest book. Arrangements by Klaassen Funeral Home.

Charitable donations may be made to:

American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post #28
700 Harbor Avenue, Grand Haven MI 49417
Tel: 1-616-842-5310

 Service Information

January 8, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Funeral Service
January 9, 2017

11:00 AM
Spring Lake Presbyterian Church
760 East Savidge Street
Spring Lake, MI 49456

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