Robert Edward Flath



Memorial Contributions

Spectrum Health Hospice

100 Michigan St. NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503


The charity of one’s choice

Robert Edward Flath (Bob), age 86, a child of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, entered into eternal life on January 25, 2021. Dad was born on November 20, 1934 in Mendon, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents, William & Elizabeth Flath. He was married to his loving wife, Eileen, 47 years until her passing in 2006. He is survived by his son, Todd/“Satch”  Stephanie/“Virginia”) Flath; grandson, Tyler/“Clyde”; granddaughter, Elizabeth/“Liz”; sister-in-law, Nancy Kunselman; also, nieces and nephews. Dad proudly served in the United States Navy from 1954-1958. He worked for the Social Security Administration for 32 years before retiring. Mom & Dad loved traveling together, especially after his retirement. Dad also enjoyed dining with family or friends and wouldn’t say “no” to a game of Euchre. For many years, Dad was an avid golfer and enjoyed U of M sports and the chance to root against anything green or scarlet & gray. In his later years, Dad became quite the cook and often shared his baked goods with family. A private family service has already been held. Interment Oaklawn Cemetery, Sturgis, MI. The family truly wishes to thank Spectrum Health Hospice for their help in caring for Dad in his final weeks. Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice, 100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, or the charity of one’s choice. It is Dad’s wish that you would accept God’s gift of eternal life so you may rejoice together and see him again.

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