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Robert Claeys

July 5, 1931 - August 5, 2016
Grand Haven, MI

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Visitations


Wednesday, August 10, 2016
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Clock Life Story Funeral Homes
Grand Haven Location
16777 Lincoln St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 844-4200
Driving Directions

Thursday, August 11, 2016
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
920 Fulton Avenue
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 842-0001

Services


Thursday, August 11, 2016
11:00 AM EDT
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
920 Fulton Avenue
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 842-0001

Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

American Cancer Society, W. Michigan Area Service Ctr.
129 Jefferson Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 364-6121
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Web Site

St. Patrick's Catholic Church
920 Fulton Avenue
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 842-0001

Flowers


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Chalet Floral
700 W. Hackley Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441
(231) 755-1805
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Mr. Robert J. Claeys, age 85, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at home with his loving wife of 56 years and family. He was born in Frederick, South Dakota on July 5, 1931 to Cyriel & Rosa (Cornell) Claeys and served his country for 20 years in the US Air Force. He married the former Mary McManus on April 23, 1960 in California. Mr. Claeys had been employed as a audio-visual technician for 20 years at Grand Haven Public Schools until retiring. Robert was a member and usher of St. Patrick's Catholic Church for many years. He enjoyed farming, yard work, vacations and family time, cruises and his grandchildren.

SURVIVORS

Wife, Mary; children, Al (Connie) Claeys, Dr. Darrell (Alla) Claeys; grandchildren, Jason Claeys, Jake Claeys, Hannah Claeys, Stephanie Houghton, Vica Claeys; siblings, Betty (Vic) Tabbert, Elmer (Jean) Claeys, Don (Ruth) Claeys, Ron (Cyndi) Claeys, Arnie (Kris) Claeys, Caroline (Steve) Masat; step mother, Mary D. Claeys; sisters-in-law, Sheila (Ron) Turner, Carmel (Frank) Hartery, Kay (Bob) Wood, Sharon McManus & Gerard, Christine McManus & Reg; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

SERVICE

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 11:00 am at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Fr. Charles Schwartz & Fr. William Langlois officiating and Military Honors under the Auspices of the American Legion of Grand Haven. Interment in Lakeshore Cemetery.

VISITATION

Wednesday, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Clock Funeral Home-Grand Haven and Thursday, one hour prior to the service at the church. MEMORIAL: American Cancer Society or St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

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