Born: September 13, 1926
Death: July 6, 2016

Robert Joseph Ziehlke, age 89 of Grand Rapids, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Marion (nee Knitter); brothers, Thomas “Kenneth”, Jerry; sister, Barbara Ziehlke; sister-in-law, Grace (Howard) Robertson; brother-in-law, Thomas J. Knitter; and several nieces and nephews. Bob received a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and worked for Lear Siegler and Smiths Industries. He served proudly in the US Navy. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Monday 11:00  at St. Stephen Church, 723 Rosewood Dr. SE, Grand Rapids. Rev. Scott Nolan presiding. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s, Memorial Fund 2355 Knapp Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4415.

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