Robert Veltman ’57
Robert Bruce Veltman, of Hart, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2023, at his residence. Bob was born December 28, 1931, in Holland, Michigan, the son of Bruce and Belle Veltman. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Robert enlisted in the Navy, serving as a medic with multiple branches of the military wherever he was needed. Bob was an educator for over 30 years, a former Lake Michigan charter fishing captain, but will be most remembered as a strong advocate for those with special needs.
Bob is survived by: his wife, Beverly Eitniear; his daughter by his first wife, Sarah Jo Veltman-Pallas (Michael); grandchildren, Susanne Martin ( Timothy), Kyle Robinson, Grace Terpstra ( Michael), and Rudy Robinson; as well as many friends.
Bob was preceded in death by: his beloved first wife, Joyce Ann Veltman; as well as his parents; and daughter, Lisa Ann Veltman.