Robert George Buikema, 76, of Beecher, passed away Thursday November 18, 2021, at his home.
He was born February 12, 1945, in Chicago, IL, the son of Arthur & Jessie (Ebbens) Buikema.
Robert is survived by his wife, Virginia (Hamann) Buikema, children; Mike (Sheree) Buikema, Sue (Paul) Beezhold, Kerry(Michele) Buikema, Tina (Patrick) Antolik, and Tom (Angie) Buikema, grandchildren; Breanna Jones, Lance Findlay, Brandon Buikema, Zach Buikema, Claire Beezhold, Curtis Buikema, and Kyle Buikema, and a great-grandchild, Alara Jones.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and a brother John Buikema.
Robert enjoyed mowing the yard, traveling, crossword puzzles, bowling, and visiting with his neighbors.
A visitation will be held Saturday December 4, 2021 from 9:30 am until the funeral service at 10:30 am at Zion Lutheran Church in Beecher. Pastor Ron Rock will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Once again this year, we will follow Zion’s long-established practice of holding our Thanksgiving worship service on Thanksgiving Eve. Accordingly, this important worship service will be held on Wed., November 24th beginning at 7 PM. Plan to observe Thanksgiving just as the Pilgrims did – by first worshipping our bountiful God!