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Robert (Bob) Vinckier

Died: Thursday, August 03, 2017
Age: 90
Robert (Bob) Vinckier, 90, of Yale, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at home on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

He was born Wednesday, May 18, 1927, in Detroit, Michigan, to Morris and Zulma (Cruycke) Vinckier. He married the love of his life, Ann O’Connor, on Saturday, August 27, 1955.

Bob moved with his family from Detroit to Yale at the age of 16. He graduated from Yale High School in 1945 and served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked for Ford Motor Company as a test driver and was a lifetime farmer and loved spending his life on the Yale Road family farm for over 70 years.

He and Ann loved spending many winters on Marco Island, Florida and enjoyed his many friends. Bob was a longtime parishioner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yale.

He was a true gentleman and loving husband, father, grandfather, and “Pops.” He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 62 years, Ann, and his five children, 18 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren with two on the way: Bob and Gerri and children Jessica, Brad, and Alyssa; Jim and Mary and children Elizabeth (Ryan) Kersten, Mark (Nikki), John, Emily, and Joseph; Janis and Dave Schradle and children Kristin (Mike) Murray, Patrick (Lauren), Kara, and James; Mike and his children Michael, Olivia, Robert, and Catherine and their mother Lori; Patrick and Karen and children, Patrick Jr. and Daniel. He is loved and adored by his great-grandchildren, Griffin and Nora Kersten and Olivia Murray; brother Mick (Emily), sisters Irene Doutry, Ann (Don) McConnell, and Carol (Bob) Zgnilec and many nephews, nieces, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Alida Bigham and brother Morris (Kelly) Vinckier. Rite of Christian Burial was Tuesday, August 8th, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yale.

Memorials are suggested to “Wishes of the Family.”

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