Robert G. Fennema (LANSING, Ill.)

LANSING, Ill. - Robert G. "Bob" Fennema, age 77, of Lansing, IL passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2011. Mr. Fennema is survived by his wife Grace Fennema nee Smallwood; four daughters: Gale (Robert) Boone, Lisa (Roger) Newenhouse, Kathy (Tim) De Vries and Rachel (Jacob) Darley; seven grandchildren: Darren Newenhouse, Dana (Carl) Pycz, Andrea Newenhouse, Derek Boone, Calvin Darley, Chloe Darley, and Camille Darley; one great grandchild: Hunter Pycz; four sisters: Edith (late Nick) Ridder, Jess (Harold) Winterhoff, Rosetta (late Robert) Fattore and Joyce (late Bud) Rinkema; three brothers: Bud (late Gerry) Monet Fennema, Andrew (Lois) Fennema Jr., and Gerald (Joyce) Fennema; one sister-in-law: Linda (late Sam) Walden and her family of Augusta, GA; and also his good buddy, John Kapteyn. Mr. Fennema was preceded in death by four sisters: late Grace (late John) Vander Zee, late Ann (late Cornelius) Lindemulder, late Dorothy (late Cornelius) Gouwens, and late Eleanor (late Rich) Hook; and by three brothers: late John (late Josephine) Fennema, late Gilbert (Minnie) Fennema and late Donald Fennema. Visitation Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane Dyer, IN 46311. Funeral service Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at Munster Christian Reformed Church, 214 Ridge Road, Munster, IN 46321 with services conducted by Rev. Tim De Vries, Rev. Jeff Bulthuis, and Rev. Herm Schutt. Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery - Lansing, IL. Mr. Fennema was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of Munster Christian Reformed Church. He was a carpenter. He volunteered at Bibles for Missions Thrift Store and CRWRC/DRS. Bob enjoyed being down in Georgia walking in the woods, working around his pond and having breakfast at Miss Jane's. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Calumet Area, 600 Superior Ave. Munster, IN 46321. For further information please contact 219-322-7300 or visit . Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-October 4, 2011