Robert Bastiaanse

  • Born: April 17, 1949
  • Died: October 3, 2020
  • Location: Zeeland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
Tel. (616) 772-2173

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert Bastiaanse, age 71, of Zeeland, passed away, Saturday, October 03, 2020 at Faith Hospice Trillium Woods.

Rob was a 1969 graduate of West Ottawa High School and participated on the Swimming and Track teams. He was a member of Faith Reformed Church in Zeeland.

Rob was preceded in death by his parents, Adrian and Erna Bastiaanse; brother, Walter Bastiaanse; and mother-in-law, Ruth Sterken.

Rob is survived by his:

Wife of 34 years, Kris Bastiaanse

Jennifer Bastiaanse of Zeeland

Noah Cochran
Finley Cochran

Conrad (Marilyn) Bastiaanse of Holland
Anton (JoAnn) Bastiaanse of New Era, MI
Henry Bastiaanse of Lansing

Dianna Bastiaanse of Pennsylvania

Charles Sterken of Zeeland

Steve (Christine) Sterken of Zeeland
Benjamin (Karrie) Sterken of Zeeland

Many Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services are planned for 10:00am Wednesday, October 7 at Faith Reformed Church, 220 W Central Ave, Zeeland (masks required). Rev. Jonathan Elgersma will officiate. Burial and committal services will follow at 11:30am Wednesday at Zeeland Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 4:00-7:00pm Tuesday at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S State St., Zeeland. Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Humane Society. Condolences may be left online at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rob was a family friend to us Dutch-Indo family. We had so much fun with his Mom and Om Pat. Life was great eating our Indo food!

Posted by Ruby Arends - Weeki Wachee, FL - family   October 05, 2020

Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.Emily Dickinson

Posted by Chelsea Oliver - Taylorsville, UT - Acquaintance   October 05, 2020

I have warm memories of working with

I have warm memories of working alongside Rob at Donnelly Corporation. He always had a smile and a good conversation to share. My condolences to his family.

Posted by Denise Safron - Wyoming, MI - Coworker   October 05, 2020

Knew Rob since junior high. He was always pleasant to talk to. I pray for his family to have comfort at this time.

Posted by Mary Kartes - Norton Shores, MI - Family Friend   October 05, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Rob was always fun to talk to. He will be missed by so many. Praying for all of you.

Posted by Pat McMurry - Zeeland, MI - Family Friend   October 05, 2020

Praying for your family

Posted by Gale & Ann Schmidt - Caledonia, MI - Friend   October 04, 2020

Dear Kris & Family, I was so sad to read that Rob has passed away. He was always such a cheerful and kind person to work alongside. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Posted by Margo Hakken Zeedyk - Holland, MI - Friend   October 04, 2020

Rob was always a joy to be around. I pray for your families comfort.

Posted by Merrick and Kimberly Bacon - n. Muskegon, MI - Friend   October 04, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Anne Click - Kentwood, MI - Coworker   October 04, 2020

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