Welcome to the memorial page for

Robert Martin Blease

September 17, 1943 ~ February 4, 2017 (age 73)

Robert Martin Blease, age 73 of Grand Rapids, formerly of Grand Haven, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital. Bob was born September 17, 1943 to William and Anne (Gareau) Blease in Chicago, IL. He graduated from Grand Haven High School. Bob worked for Gordon Laughhead Piano and Welded Products Corp. before retiring from Amway after twenty three years of service. He was known as a real jokester and for his love of cars. He enjoyed playing Keno and taking trips to the casino and also really loved Fricano’s pizza. Bob especially loved talking with people and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He is survived by his sons, Robb (Kris) Blease of Grand Haven, Scott Blease of Ferrysburg, Thomas (Aimee) Blease of Rockford, Andy (Miranda) Blease of Grand Rapids; grandchildren, Bethany Kemppainen, Cameron, Sara, Carter, Chase and Alexander Blease; sisters Mary Ellen (Sheri Flahive) Cook of Grand Haven, Jean (Alan) Ito of Kemah, TX. The funeral service for Bob will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Anderson officiating. Interment will be at Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family from 6 – 8 pm on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association.  Please visit to sign Bob’s online guest book. Arrangements by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.

Charitable donations may be made to:

American Diabetes Association
1550 East Beltline Avenue S.E., Grand Rapids MI 49506

 Service Information

February 9, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Funeral Service
February 10, 2017

11:00 AM
Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417

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