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Robert Cruz

January 31, 1953 ~ October 31, 2018 (age 65)

Robert Cruz, age 65 of Grand Haven, was called home to God on October 31, 2018 at his home. He was born January 31, 1953 in San Antonio, TX to Mariaelisa (Macias) Cruz.

Robert attended Hazel Park High School, and then went on to Kirkland Community College and Michigan State University. He worked for the State of Michigan Family Independence Agency as a translator until he retired in 2006.

He loved spending time with his children, family, and friends. He also enjoyed watching movies, working on computers, playing guitar, and restoring cars with his brother Eddie.

Robert was a proud ordained minister, who served at Mount Zion Temple of Auburn Hills, MI. He loved talking about God with others, and eagerly spread the word of Jesus. He was a servant to those in need, often times helping others before himself. Robert always carried an optimistic outlook on life, deeply rooted in his faith of the Lord. He was very passionate, loyal, and an all-around jokester who cared about others up to the moment God brought him to his home in Heaven.

Robert will always be remembered and missed by the lives he touched with love and generosity throughout the years. He will forever be carried in the hearts of his family; daughters, Angela Cruz and Shavannah (Jason Kincaid) Davis-Cruz; son, Calvin Davis-Cruz; mother of Calvin and Shavannah, Gail Bodine; mother, Mariaelisa (Macias) Cruz; brothers, Eddie Fields, Charles Lawson, Steve Lawson; sisters, Elisa Vargas and Dominga (Minga) Vargas; and dear family friend, Lhonda Kooi. Robert was preceded in death by his younger brother, Frank (Frankie) Vargas Jr.

The Celebration of Life for Robert will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 9th, 2018 at Watermark Church with Pastor Steve Thompson officiating. Memorial Contributions may be given to the Robert Cruz Memorial Fund c/o Klaassen Family Funeral Home.

A Go Fund Me account has also been set up through the family. Please go to to make a donation towards his cremation and funeral costs.

Donations may be made to:

Robert Cruz Memorial Fund c/o Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Rd., Grand Haven MI 49417
Tel: 1-616-842-9495

Robert Cruz Memorial Fund- Go Fund Me Account

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