Robert Andree ’58

Bob Andree, of Holland, Michigan, passed away peacefully on January 25 at the age of 85 with his family at his side.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary K. Diephuis Andree; their children, Mark and Brenda Andree, Katherine (Katie) Blue, Elizabeth (Betsy) and Bob Bruins; nine grandchildren (Jake, Molly, Elizabeth and Victoria Blue, Noah and Drew Andree, Anna, Becca and Grace Bruins); brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rev. Gerald Vander Velde, Jan Andree, Chuck (BRC) Diephuis, and Marty and Hurshal Clark; plus many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bob was a Hope College graduate and taught 5th and 6th grade math to Rockford and Holland students for over 30 years. Bob was born in Grand Rapids Michigan to Arthur and Anne Lamper Andree in 1936.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ardythe F. Andree Vander Velde, and his brother, Donald R. Andree.

Bob was a man of integrity and great faith, and was very involved in church activities. He dearly loved his wife, children and grandchildren. Bob had a wonderful sense of humor and loved telling stories and jokes. His family will miss him greatly and will cherish forever those memories they have of him in their hearts.

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