Bob passed away Friday, March 19, 2021 at his home in Allegan.
He was born December 25, 1925 in Alamo Township, the son of Lyle and Doris (Kisinger) Wait. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. For several years he worked as a machine operator at Eaton Corporation until his retirement in 1979.
In his free time Bob enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and bowling. He was a member of the Otsego Elks Lodge and Otsego VFW Post #3030. On July 26, 1947 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Allegan he married Josephine Brokus who survives.
Also surviving are his children, Susan (Jan) Anderson, Michael (Holly) Wait, James (Terri) Wait and Mary (Randy) Vliek; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Barbara Marie; grandson, Matthew Vliek and siblings, Gerald and Richard Wait.
Friends may visit with Bob’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at St. Margaret Catholic Church until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Fr. Simon Manjooran officiating.
Burial will follow at St. Margaret Catholic Cemetery.
Military Honors by VFW Post #3030.
Contributions in memory of Bob may be made to
Wings of Hope Hospice
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March 20, 2021 at 9:02 pm
Mike , Holly and family
May you find peace in your memories and knowing he will always be with you
Sending hugs and prayers
Mom (Debbie) and Tom
March 21, 2021 at 9:18 am
Fond memories of times shared with Uncle Bob and Aunt Jo. Hugs and love to you all❤️
Maria Dinah Howrigon
March 21, 2021 at 4:56 pm
Jo I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. You will be in my prayers.
March 21, 2021 at 5:33 pm
Dear Jo: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was a great guy and will leave a big footprint in the hearts of everyone who knew him. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
March 21, 2021 at 6:16 pm
Mike and family,
Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
George and Joanne Friberg
March 21, 2021 at 6:18 pm
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time!
March 21, 2021 at 9:44 pm
Mike Holly and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
He will always be with you and in your hearts.
Glenn & Ruth
March 22, 2021 at 12:45 pm
Neighbors to Bob for over 20 years. Will truly miss him. He was a great friend.
March 22, 2021 at 1:28 pm
Aunt Jo, So sorry for your loss ..I have many fond memories of the visits with you and Bob when i was a child . love, Sylvia (Brokus)Scoble.
Bob and Roberta Miles
March 23, 2021 at 9:32 am
To the Wait family sorry to hear of the loss of Bob. I always enjoyed talking with Bob, Bob was always upbeat and positive. Bob was a great athletic parent, letting the coach coach the team. It was a fun time coaching when he was around.
Ron & Carol
March 23, 2021 at 5:44 pm
Bob (Papa) Wait was what we all aspire to be in life, a great family man and a friend. I met Papa around 1979 and he impressed me with his wit and common sense. It was easy to see that he was man of no nonsense and few words. He always was willing to share his thoughts and had an rare ability to tell you what you needed to hear. We will all miss him and are better for having known him. Rest in peace Papa and have a bump or two in heaven !
Ron Carol Wilson
March 23, 2021 at 8:20 pm
Jim and Terri: sorry to hear about your Dad, he was the nicest guy and always had something encouraging and positive to say to us at our high school games. Great man.
March 23, 2021 at 10:14 pm
Mary, Randy and all the family:
Mr. Wait was such a nice man, always jovial and nice to talk to.
You are all in our prayers.
Tammy and Barry Bailey
Joan R Walters
March 26, 2021 at 12:32 pm
Jo, Mike, Sue, Jim and Mary
So sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. I will always remember my Uncle Ernie telling stories about when they were young teenagers. Bob was a true parental role model for his family and all their friends.
Denise M Magnuson
March 26, 2021 at 1:07 pm
In this difficult time of loss, may the presence of God All Mighty guide you forward. Brett and I would like to offer our deepest condolences to the entire family as you hold Robert ‘s memories to your hearts. Fondly, Brett and Magnuson
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