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  • Memorial contributions may be made to Grandville First Reformed Church Scholarship Fund or Faith Hospice.

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“Marie and family, I am sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I remember with fondness the good times we had raising our children on the cul de sac in...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Betty Jarman - Cascade, MI

“Mrs. Roos and family: I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Roos's passing. I was a 1961 graduate from Rogers High and remember having several classes with...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Harrison LaBerteaix - GA

“Marie and family so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Your family has always had a special place in our hearts. And I will be forever grateful to...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Norgrove VanEenenaam - MI

“I am blessed to have had Bob as the grandfather of my children, Robb, Jillian, and Todd. I remember that when Robby was born he could hardly wait to...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: CJ - Fairmount, IN

“He was a good teacher and coach to us at Rogers ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Laura Wiersema - Kentwood, MI

“I too was a student of Mr. Roos. 11th grade chemistry was not my favorite class, but Mr. Roos kept it exciting and entertaining. I still remember...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Andrew Hallock - Rapid City, SD

“Marie and family so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Your family has always had a special place in our hearts. And I will be forever grateful to...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Norgrove VanEenenaam - MI

“I'm so very sorry to hear about Bob. Thoughts and prayers for Marie and the family. Dawn Vollink ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Dawn Vollink - Kalamazoo, MI

“Bob was an amazing man who volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for many years. He contributed hundreds and hundreds of hours serving as Christ's...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Joni Jessup

“A wonderful man who touched many lives. Lots of memories of good times spent with Bob and Marie. I was blessed to have known him. Prayers for the...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Roos when I was a student at Rogers in his Science Class. A good teacher and a very nice man.Sally (Sprague)...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“You will be missed! Thank you for being involved in and touching our lives. All our love, Rodney, Brenda, Genevieve, Ryan, and Steven ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Brenda Roos - Winterville, NC


ROOS, ROBERT - The Lord called His good and faithful servant Robert "Bob" Roos, age 85, into His loving arms on September 1, 2015.

He is survived by his wife Marie; children Robert Roos, Rodney (Brenda) Roos and Anne (John) Potyraj; grandchildren Robert Roos, Jillian Roos, Todd Jonckheere, Genevieve Pollok, Steve Gunderson, Josh Potyraj, Alyssa Potyraj and Lauren Potyraj.

He was preceded in death by his father Arthur and mother Ruth, his sister Joan (Art) Hielkema and his grandson Douglas Ryan. Bob has one surviving sister Louise (Richard) Hermanent of Williamson, New York.

Bob grew up in Holland, MI, German Valley, IL and South Dakota. He attended Hope College and held the school record for the mile for many years. He received his Master's Degree from the University of Michigan. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Bob and Marie celebrated 57 years of marriage on August 17, 2015. They lived in Grandville and were members of Grandville First Reformed Church for 57 years. His teaching career spanned over 30 years, and he touched many lives during his time teaching science and coaching cross country and track at Rogers High School. Bob enjoyed golf, reading, photography, time at Lake Michigan, and volunteering both at Habitat for Humanity and in local schools.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Faith Hospice Trillium Woods who worked diligently making him comfortable during the last month of his life.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 5 at Grandville First Reformed Church, 3060 Wilson Avenue, with the Rev. Bud Pratt officiating. The family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, September 4th at the Cook Funeral Home (West building), 4235 Prairie St., SW, and at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grandville First Reformed Church Scholarship Fund or Faith Hospice. The family welcomes memories and messages in their online guestbook at www.cookcares.com.