Robert “Bob” VanDenburg, age 94, of Hastings, died on June 18, 2018 at Magnum Care of Hastings. He was born July 13, 1923, in Barry County, the son of George H. and Ruth (Schiefla) VanDenburg.
He graduated from Hastings High School in 1940. On May 17, 1947 he married June Colvin. He farmed for several years, and owned Safety Service Auto Body for 33 years in Hastings. He loved camping, traveling in the camper, mushroom hunting, walking, fishing, watching Detroit Tigers baseball, and spending time with the grandchildren, especially the great-grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, brother Kenneth Wayne VanDenburg, brother-in-law Floyd Colvin, sisters-in-law Elaine Steward and Doris Colvin. He is survived by wife, of 71 years, June (Colvin) Vandenburg, sons David (Jane) VanDenburg of Gwinn, Michigan, Jim VanDenburg and Bill VanDenburg of Hastings, Michigan, grandchildren Katherine (Gary) Caplan of Houston, Texas, Kelli (Aaron) Newberry of Hastings, Michigan, Sally (Sean) VanDenburg of Lansing, Michigan, Derek (Sarah) VanDenburg of Hastings, Michigan, great grandchildren Aaron, Andrew, and Kennedy Newberry of Hastings, Michigan, Emma and Adrianne VanDenburg of Hastings, Michigan, Jacob Caplan of Huston, Texas, sisters-in-law Klasiena Vandenburg of Hastings, Michigan, Catherine Colvin of Hastings, Michigan, Mert (Dick) Clark of Middleville, Michigan, Verna Lancaster of Lansing, Michigan, and many nieces and nephews.
Respecting Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Memorial Contributions may be made to Magnum Care of Hastings 240 East North Street, Hastings, Michigan 49058 or a charity of one’s choice. To leave online condolences visit www.girrbachfuneralhome.net. Services provided by Girrbach Funeral Home, Hastings, Michigan.