Robert A. Macak

Robert A. Macak

Robert passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born March 14, 1943 in Chicago, IL the son of Robert and Josephine (Tikalsky) Macak. For more than 18 years Bob had worked for WL Molding as an engineer. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his family, playing bingo, hunting, fishing, flying planes and taking care of “geezers” as he always said. On November19, 1976 at the First Congregational Church of Otsego he married Terri Zwiers who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Tracy (Todd) Boekeloo of Portage, Terry (Jason) Fiala of Highlands Ranch, CO, Sara (John) Saylor of Paw Paw and “rent-a-kid” daughter, Katey Fuhrman; 3 grandchildren, Logan Crespo, Rachel Boekeloo, Leanna Saylor and another due on his birthday, 3/14/16; sister, Donna Mae Gilchrist of Missouri and his mother-in-law, Jean Zwiers of Martin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and twin sister, Barbara Barbour.

Cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Bob’s family Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the Memorial Service at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Ray Brown officiating.

Contributions in memory of Bob may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.

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  1. Kandy Steinke says:

    Oh Terri, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family, that God will give you peace and strength. My heart breaks for you.


  2. Dawn Trinidad says:

    Thoughts and prayers to all members of Bob’s family. I know he and my dad, Dick Campbell, always had a great time when they were together….. and they are together again. With deepest sympathy…Dawn

  3. Connie Powers says:

    My Dear Terri , I can’t tell you how sorry I am for this great loss to you and your family. Just know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Connie

  4. Deb farmer says:

    Terri I’m so so sorry for your loss my heart and prayer are with you and your family just hang in the girl remember I’m here if you want to talk

    Deb Farmer

  5. Jeri Titman says:

    So sorry to here about Bob Terry I know how special he was to you from the way you talked about him at work I sure do miss you bunches I will be in touch love ya girl My thoughts are with you every minute

  6. Tim & Diana Osterhouse says:

    Loving thoughts and hugs are being sent to you, Tracy Boekeloo, and for your family. Praying for all during this time of loss.

  7. Connie MacDonald says:

    Our thought and prayers go out to all of Bob’s family! He was loved by so many of his WL Molding family and his passing has had an impact on all of us. Bob worked with many of us for over 18 years and many of us have some truly great memories of funny times. With his untimely passing, many of us have realized that there is no guarantees in life, and each day should be lived to the fullest.

  8. Tracy Dark says:

    I was lucky enough to work with Bob at WL Molding. He was an amazing man who always made me laugh. I will miss him terribly. Sending love and prayers to you all.

  9. Terry & Char Bonnell says:

    Terri & Sara – Words can not describe the sorrow we have. You three have been amazing neighbors as our families grew up together. We will always remember all the gifts of service Bob gave from his heart and his humor that would catch me off guard. We love you and continue to send prayers as you go through this difficult journey. XXOO

  10. Betty Billington says:

    It was so great to work with Bob at WL molding He will Be Missed Prayers to you all..

  11. ken otstot says:

    Bob was a joy to work with over the past 18 years with W-L molding.
    He always had a cheerful attitude, even is times of stress…
    Bob was and will remain a Good Man… in the end that what we all
    want to be remember as ‘A Good Man/Woman”

    This is the hardest part of getting older.. losing friends and family.

    Most Sincerely, In God’s Grace
    Ken Otstot

  12. Dolores Pulver says:

    I’m sooooooooo sorry. Michele called to let me know. It’s difficult to lose someone so special………..but he’s at a great reunion. I love you

    Now I won’t have someone to tell me where to go at Bronson. 🙂 Not only tell me –He took me where I needed to go .

    Blessings. Dolores

  13. Donald Macak says:

    Terri & Family

    We are so sorry for your loss, You have our deepest sympathy.
    Love, Uncle Don & Aunt Darlene

  14. Bill & Brenda Standish says:

    Terri, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  15. Betsy Lutes says:

    Terry and family
    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are for you at this time of sorrow.

  16. Emily Mills says:

    Terri and Sara,

    My heart breaks for your loss. Bob was such a nice guy and adored his family. Always had something to say to make us laugh at the lake.
    I hope the pain you feel now is eased with happy memories.

  17. Sandy Skinner says:

    Dear Tracy, Todd and family –
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending many hugs and sympathy your way.


  18. Sabine Cook says:

    Terri ,I am so sorry about your huge loss , my prayers and thoughts are with you and the family in this time of sorrow …

  19. Linda Froelich says:

    Dear Terri,
    I was so sorry to hear about Bob. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  20. Michael & Kathy Harris says:

    Dear Terri, Kathy and I are so sorry to here of Bob’s passing.
    We always enjoyed visiting with you and Bob on Sunday’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  21. Diane and Rod Evink says:

    Terry and family so sorry for your loss,thinking of you through this difficult time. Rod and Diane Evink.

  22. Rachel Rewa says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Many many days and nights spent playing with Sara at your house. He was a wonderful man and such a great person to be around. Sorry to not be able to make the visitation, but you are all in my prayers

  23. Amber Breedveld says:

    Terri, I am so sorry for your loss, Sending Love and Prayers

  24. Dave Lamb says:

    This was such a surprise to hear, my sincere condolences to the family. I was proud to have met Bob in business and even happier to have considered him a friend. I loved his Superman wedding picture and will miss talking with him and reading his Facebook updates. I will truly miss Bob. God bless.


  25. barb germain says:

    Terry and family, so sorry for Bob’s sudden passing, he sure was tops in my book, my daughter Jill and her girls always talked about Bob, if they ever had a problem, the girls would say “what about Bob” pretty nice to have a neighbor like that.
    I slept better because you and Bob are Jill’s neighbor Terry, Jill has always said, ” Mom Bob’s a good guy.”
    My heart goes out to all of you, and I know she loves you dearly Terry, glad you have each other.

  26. Jeff Heighton says:

    I was sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. So many great memories of stories shared over the years. I loved seeing the smiles on Bob and Terry’s faces at my grandparents house while they all played cards together. Great friends together at the table for sure, even though Terry and Ellen cheated!!! Prayers to all the family to help with the loss, and a great loss it is. Rest in peace Bob, everybody loves you.

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