Henry Robert “Bob” Bruggema, age 91, of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, and went to his heavenly home with Jesus. Bob had an over forty-year career at Keeler Brass. He started in production, became a supervisor, and ended his career in sales. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, and son, Brian Bruggema. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Robert J. Bruggema, Beverly and Robert Leestma; grandchildren, Annette and Matt DeVries, Jim Leestma; great-grandchildren, Grant DeVries, Cora DeVries; sister, Ann and Dave VanDyke; stepsister, Martha Douglas; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 28, 11 am at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW with Pastor Dave Brower officiating. Burial Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may meet the family Sunday from 2-4 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW.
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December 28, 2020 12:18pm
Bob was also my first boss at my first job after college at Keeler Brass. I was a stock chaser learning about production for a sales training program. Bob taught me a lot and encouraged me in my first year. I went on to sales in the automotive division, but have great memories of Bob and how he helped me in my career. Your Dad and Grandpa was a special guy. My sympathies to your family. Bob Ellis
- Bob Ellis
December 28, 2020 10:14am
I have mowed the lawn at Bobs house for many years. Will miss talking to him about the weather and the grass. A Great Guy. Condolences
- Gary Diekevers
December 24, 2020 6:20pm
Bob was my first boss at Keeler Brass when I started there in 1972. He really was great to work for and later with when I moved to sales. He always listened to you and tried to help. He was also a car guy and we talked a lot about that. I remember that Big Toranado he drove to work. My condolences to his family and may you rest in the comfort of the great memories of a good hard working guy! Rest in Peace Bob.
- Joe Arbanas
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