Mr Robert David Kooi, age 59, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020. He was born in Muskegon, MI on January 28, 1960 to Robert & Ardith (Scholten) Kooi and served his country in the US Army from 1982-1989 spending three of those years in Germany. He married Brenda Kozik on February 14, 2002. Mr Kooi had been employed as a Commercial Painter for various companies and most recently worked for Gerber Memorial Hospital in the maintenance department as the in-house wall finishing specialist. In his early years, Bob liked maintaining many saltwater tropical fish tanks in his home. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and participating in area Bass Tournaments. Maintaining his yard was important to Bob and keeping the mole population under control. He really loved family poker games and was known to cheat while playing Euchre. Bob will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Wife, Brenda Kozik of Fruitport; Mother, Ardith Kooi; Mother-in-law, Beverly Kozik; Children, Honi (Bill) Buchner, Brandis (John Tovey) Hendrickson; grandchidren, Alessa Buchner, Kirsten Buchner, Paige Williamsen, Parker Williamsen; Aunt, Pat (George) Stahl; Cousins, Patti Jo (Don) DeHeer, Julie Stahl. Along with several nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his father, Robert C Kooi, a brother, Ronald, daughter, Amanda, Grandpa "Big Al" & Grandma June Scholten.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 4:00pm - 7:00PM at Clock's Sunset Celebrations - 3593 E. Pontaluna Rd., Fruitport, MI 49415 with Military Honors and a time of sharing at 6:00PM. MEMORIAL: In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Harbor Hospice or The American Cancer Society. The family is asking for any pictures of Bob, please visit www.clockfuneralhome.com to upload any photos, leave a memory, or sign the online guestbook.
Clock Funeral Home - Fruitport
Dearest Brenda and extended family, On behalf of the entire side of the branch of the Kozik Descendents, my mother asked that I please express our deepest condolences-which I realize sounds silly. We are genuinely sorry. I am sad that I never personally had a chance to meet Bob. I do know that he was a good man and from his brief obituary here, I can see why you loved him. It's taken a couple of months for the news to reach us-in fact, we just found this out yesterday. I am at a loss for words. - Cousin Thom, Bern, my sister, brother, all the kids and their kids too I am sure
Brenda. I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a great man. He will be missed dearly! I wish I could celebrate his life but unfortunately I wasn’t informed in time and I have to work and live far away. He will forever be in my heart and missed. I hope your doing okay, me and Wyatt love you. We are here if you need anything.
Sorry for your loss Brenda, thoughts are with you.
So sorry for your loss Brenda, there's never enough time. ❤😘
Much love for this man and how he adored my mom.
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