Robert Estel Agents

October 23, 1946 ~
October 15, 2022

Robert Estel Agents, age 75, of Byron Center, was called to his heavenly home on Saturday, October 15, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Beatrice Agents, and his first wife of 25 years, Nancy (Mulrenan) Agents. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 27 years, Mary Wood-Agents, children: Christopher (Samantha) Agents, Patrick (Yesica) Agents, and Jennifer (Steven) Tole, stepchildren: Jonathan (Brittany Bosscher-Wood) Wood and Christina (Jonathan) Baugher, and 13 grandchildren. Bob was a selfless, caring individual who always put others before himself. He was born with a servant’s heart. Bob was a partner in the law firm of Sluiter, Agents, Winther, Carlson, and VanGessel that for many years served as the City Attorney for the City of Wyoming. He was an active and faithful member of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Holy Family, and St. Sebastian Catholic Churches. He was a member of the Pastoral Council and Eucharistic Minister of his churches and a member of the boards for Catholic Central High School and Safe Haven Ministries. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He had an active lifestyle and enjoyed skiing, golf, fishing, hiking, boating, photography and traveling with his family and friends. One of his favorite pastimes was watching his grandchildren play sports. He was also an avid MSU supporter and established an endowment in Nancy’s name. Relatives and friends may meet the family Friday, October 21, 2022 from 4-7 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4031 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 11:00 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1935 Plymouth SE, Grand Rapids with visitation 45 minutes prior. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery. Those who wish to make memorial contributions please consider the Mary Free Bed Foundation or God’s Kitchen.

Visitation
Friday, October 21
4:00pm - 7:00pm

MKD - Wyoming
4031 Clyde Park SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Phone: (616) 534-5417

Visitation
Saturday, October 22
10:00am - 10:45am

Immaculate Heart of Mary
1935 Plymouth SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, October 22
11:00am

Immaculate Heart of Mary
1935 Plymouth SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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October 22, 2022 12:08am
We are so sorry about Bobs passing....i treasure our friendship and love your kids..im so glad they will help you through.may God hold you tightly and give you the strength you will need...love you !!!

- Lesley L. and Bill Boelens

October 19, 2022 4:45pm
Mary, Chris, Pat, Jenny, JJ, Christina and the entire Agents family: I am so very sorry at the passing of your husband, father, step-father and Grandfather. I met Bob in 1988 when I began my legal career at Garlington, Sluiter and Agents. He later became my law partner, mentor, golf partner and Saturday companion at Spartan Stadium. More importantly he became my close friend and along with his wife Nancy became my son’s Godparents. Bob was an excellent attorney and I learned so much from him over the years. I would certainly not be where I am today without Bob’s friendship and guidance. The only thing Bob loved more than his beloved Spartans was his family. I had the pleasure of watching his children grow into the fine adults they are today. He was so proud of each of you. Nancy’s untimely death devastated Bob. He was fortunate to find the perfect partner in Mary to help him pick up the pieces. They had a wonderful life together. The legal profession lost a wonderful attorney and I lost a wonderful friend. Rest In Peace Partner.

- Art Winther




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