Robert A. Noordyk, age 73, passed away at his home in Watersmeet, MI on August 21, 2016.

Robert was born on October 25, 1942 to Andrew and Alice (Pohl) Noordyk. Robert attended Plymouth High School in Plymouth Wisconsin and graduated in 1961.

Robert served his country in the US Army from 1964-1966, serving two years in Germany. On September 29, 1967, he married Mary A. Evans in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Robert worked for Kohler Company from 1967 until his retirement in 2003.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time at his home on Long Lake and with his long time hunting and fishing friend Joel (Lois) Slabe. Robert and his wife Mary relocated to Watersmeet in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in 2009.

Robert is survived by his wife Mary (Evans), daughter, Michele (William) Haapala of New Holstein, granddaughter Emilie Haapala, brother David (Susan) Noordyk, and three sisters, Deanna Rortvedt, Dorothy (Warren) Pfrang and Faye (Robert) Klaschus. Also brother-in-laws Russell (Joyce) Evans, Roger Evans, Stanley (Susan) Evans, Victor Evans, David Evans, and sister-in-law Elaine Grimes. Robert is further survived by his constant companion and fur baby Robyn and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Alice Noordyk.

A special thanks to the Beacon House in Marquette, the Aspirus At Home, Home Health Care nurses Allan, Melissa and Dr. Gary Pusateri and staff.

A “Celebration of Life” to celebrate Robert’s life will be held on August 29 at the New Holstein Optimist Park at 2200 Mason St. in New Holstein Wisconsin from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift will be made to the Beacon House in Marquette Michigan.

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Arrangements by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home, Eagle River, WI

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