Robert Dale Sloothaak

August 18, 1930 - November 25, 2013 

Robert Dale Sloothaak

August 18, 1930 - November 25, 2013 

Obituary for Robert Dale Sloothaak

Robert “Bob” Dale Sloothaak, age 83, of Holland, passed away Monday, November 25, 2013 at the Hospice House of Holland after a brief illness.

Robert was a lifetime member of Fourth Reformed Church, a church that his family had been members of for over 100 years. While there, he served on the Greater Consistory. He was a member of the Bible Study group for many years at Evergreen Commons.

He worked for 18 years at the Holland Street Department and retired 21 years ago. He enjoyed his time spent at Myrtle Beach and his cottage on Lost Lake. When his two daughters built cottages next door he had time to watch them enjoy it too! He loved to watch the weather, all sports on TV, reading and playing cards and board games with his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, of 63 years, Elaine (Deur)
Linda and Jack Beintema
Lori and Jeff Maatman
Judy and David Van Dyke
James and Kristen Sloothaak
9 Grandchildren:
Heather and Matt Brouwer
Jeni and Nick Visser
Jason Beintema
Eric Maatman
Joshua Maatman
Jaclyn Maatman
Chad Van Dyke and Sarah Jayne Ulrich
Kelli Van Dyke
Joseph Sloothaak
5 Great Grandchildren
He had a cousin who was like a sister to him, Delores Bos, who lives in California, also her children John and Edie Bos, and Jim and Karen Bos, and their children.

A celebration of his life will be held at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street in Holland, on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Visitation will be at 12:00pm with the service at 1:00pm. Entombment will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Rev. Jonathan Brownson and daughter Rev. Judy Van Dyke will be officiating. Memorial Contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Ministries 513 East 8th Street, Holland, Michigan 49423, or Hospice of Holland, 270 Hoover Blvd, Holland, Michigan 49423. Please visit to leave a condolence for the Sloothaak family.

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