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Obituary: Robert L. Vermeulen

September 10, 1934 – March 4, 2019

information provided by Smits Funeral Homes

Robert L. Vermeulen, age 84, went home to his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 4, 2019.

Beloved husband of the late Anna Vermeulen, nee Lanting. Loving father of H. Michael (Gail) Vermeulen, Beverly (Bart) Zandstra, David (Suzanne) Vermeulen, and Pamela (Jack) Swets. Proud grandfather of Joel (Nicole) Zandstra, the late Jeff Zandstra, Kendra (Brandon) Keane, David (Dana) Vermeulen, Heidi (Juston) Teach, Derek (Krissi) Vermeulen, Danielle (Ron) Glaze, Brent (Amanda) Vermeulen, Chris (fiancé Maria Vidoni) Vermeulen, Kaylee (TJ) Holt, Wylan (Elizabeth) Swets, Sierra (Marcus) Widup, and 21 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Jerry (Carol Stack) Vermeulen, Joe (late Myra, late Kay) Vermeulen, Janet (Gary) Heneveld, and Ken (Sylvia) Vermeulen. Dear brother-in-law of the late Gilbert Lanting, Ed (Marci) Lanting, the late Matilda (late George) Zandstra, and Carol (Ray) Wise. Kind uncle to many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Peter and Tena Vermeulen. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Visitation Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 3:00–8:00pm at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane (Rt.30 & Pleasant Springs Lane) Dyer, IN. Funeral service Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 11:00am at Bethel Christian Reformed Church (3500 Glenwood-Lansing Rd. Lansing, IL), with services conducted by Rev. Cal Aardsma and Rev. Mark Prestriedge. Interment Skyline Memorial Park Cemetery – Monee, IL. Memorial contributions may be given to Crown Point Christian School, Protestant Reformed Christian School, or Phil’s Friends.

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