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Robert "Bob" Kraai

Obituary for Robert "Bob" Kraai

January 30, 1929 - March 30, 2018
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 89

Obituary

Robert (Bob) Kraai, age 89, of Zeeland, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital.

Bob was very devoted to his family, and providing for them was his loving ambition. Always a hard worker, Robert started out in his teens, making and selling folding lawn chairs at Tulip Time. Eventually, he owned and operated the Zeeland Bowling Alley. He was a member of First Christian Reformed Church in Zeeland.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Ruth Kraai; also his son-in- law, George Raper; brother Bill Kraai; sister Marcia Martin; brothers-in-law, Larry Martin and Roger Westveld; and sisters-in-law, Ella Kraai and Clara Westveld.

Robert is survived by his:

Children
Mary Raper of Grandville
Rick (Susan) Kraai of Holland
Lori Kraai of Allendale

10 Grandchildren
21 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandchild

Brother
Tom Kraai of Holland

In-Laws
Doris (John) Rietsma of Zeeland
Jerry (Betty) Westveld of Holland

Funeral services will be 11:00am Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S State St., Zeeland, with Rev. Bernard Mulder officiating. Burial will be at Zeeland Cemetery. Visiting hours are scheduled for 6-8 Tuesday, April 3, also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Spectrum Hospice. The Kraai family wishes to thank staffs of Holland Hospital, Butterworth Hospital, Spectrum Hospice, Appledorn Assisted Living Center, and Harbor Freight, for the care and concern shown to their father.

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251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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