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“Bob will be missed by the Resthave staff, he was a wonderful man. ”
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“Fondly remembering your Dad. He made the best filet steaks ever at Rendezvous Restaurant! I always enjoyed our little chats; philosophizing about...Read More »
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“I just noticed I could light a candle or something. Im raising a flag and putting it at half mast. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Jeff Stone - fayetteville, NC

“Rest in peace Uncle Robert ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Gary & Denise Bush - Lyndon, IL

“Bob's jokes and he liked Coca-Cola. ”
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“So sorry! ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Mark & Sandy Hamilton

“I will miss seeing Bob at the nursing home each day......R.I.P. Bob ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Michelle Hook - Morrison, IL

“In memory of Bob! ”
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“Bob thank you for spending time with me talking about life sharing movie Ideas over a cold Coke. I will always remember your grilled steaks (anything...Read More »
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MORRISON – Robert E. Wiersema, 76 died Tuesday March 20, 2018 at Morrison Community Hospital.
He was born on May 19, 1941 in Fulton, the son of Jacob and Jeanette (Wierema) Wiersema. Bob was a gentle soul who loved spending time with his family and friends and making them laugh with his special sense of humor. He enjoyed a long career as a head cook and kitchen manager for various local restaurants and remained interested in the culinary arts after his retirement. He loved the beauty of nature and rewards of nurturing his garden and plants. Bob appreciated the entertainment industry and was a whole hearted movie and theater fan, as well as an avid reader, often found surrounded by stacks of books. He was a member of Second Reformed Church in Fulton.
Survivors include five daughters: Angel (John) Barker of Sterling, Nichole (Pete) Karanec of MI, Katrina (Matt) Tiesman of Cedar Rapids, IA, Deede (Rob) Butler of Wylie, TX, Kelly (Richard) Daniels of Nevada, TX; his son Robert (Sherry) Wiersema of Royce City, TX; his sisters: Louise Snelling, Reva Mussmann and Sabrina VanderFord; 11 grandchildren: Dawn Miller, Angel (Chance) Curry, Kia McCrudden, Foster Butler, Madisyn Butler, Olivia, Anelise and Maya Karanec; Winter, Dashiell and Oliver Tiesman; 2 great grandchildren: Charlotte Ogg and Jaiden Curry.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters: Jean and Peggy; and 5 brothers: Bill, Calvin, Larry, Gerald and Donny.
Visitation will be held on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 9 – 11:00 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton. The funeral will follow at 11 AM at the funeral home with Reverend Scott Stephan of the Second Reformed Church in Fulton officiating. Burial will conclude at Fulton Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society