Robert Semple

August 25, 1927 - December 09, 2013 

Robert Semple

August 25, 1927 - December 09, 2013 

Obituary for Robert Semple

Robert Semple, age 86 of Zeeland, passed away Monday, December 09, 2013 at Oak Crest Manor.

Robert was a member of Community Reformed Church. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during World War II. Robert retired from the State Police in 1978, worked for the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department as an Undersheriff for many years, a Zeeland Township Supervisor, and also served as Chairman for the Ottawa County Commission.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years: Joyce Semple of Zeeland; Children: Deborah (Henry) Smith of Dansville, MI, Susan (Mark) Pope of Grand Rapids, and Scott (Kim) Semple of Zeeland; 6 Grandchildren; 1 Great Grandson; Brother: Cliff (Marie) Semple; Brothers and Sisters-in-law, Donna (Delmar) Davis, Roland (Sue) Grow. He is also survived by several step brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be 11:00am, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Community Reformed Church, 10376 Felch St., Zeeland. Officiating will be the Dr. Dann Stouten and Rev. Greg Ten Brink. Burial will be in Vriesland Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 11 from 4-7:00pm at Community Reformed Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or to Community Reformed Church.

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