Robert C. “Boom” Rouwhorst, age 90 of Grand Haven, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020 at a local care facility. He was born on May 21, 1930 in Grand Haven, MI to the late Charles and Susie (Bolthouse) Rouwhorst. Bob married Mary L. Wallish on March 30, 1986 in Spring Lake, MI.
Bob was a hard-working man starting in the celery fields as a teenager. He worked at the skate barn and then went on to Anderson-Bolling as a die-setter and press operator for 24 years, and was also employed by People’s Bank and Trust for many years. Bob was a skilled carpenter as well, and he helped his kids build their homes.
He was a member of Trinity Reformed Church and former member, head usher and Assistant Treasurer of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Grand Haven. Bob was a volunteer of the Disaster Relief Team at International Aid and went on three disaster relief trips. He loved sailing, and participated in the Queens Cup for 7 years. Bob was also a De Colores member. He loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them.
Robert is remembered and missed by his wife of 34 years, Mary; and his children: Cindy (Randy) O’Beirne, Rick (Linda) Rouwhorst, Beth (Chris) Bekins, David (Anna) Hollar; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Melvin (Rosalie) Rouwhorst and Ernest (Sally) Rouwhorst; sister-in-law, Frieda Rouwhorst; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth, Harvey, Chuck, and Jim Rouwhorst; and mother-in-law, Beatrice Wallish.
The Funeral Service for Bob will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Trinity Reformed Church with Pastor Randy Bremmer officiating.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Trinity Reformed Church.
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Trinity Reformed Church
1330 S. Ferry Street, Grand Haven MI 49417