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Robert Meerdink

January 17, 1948 — November 15, 2021

Cedar Grove

Robert J. Meerdink, 73, of Cedar Grove died on Monday, November 15, 2021, at St Nicholas Hospital Hospice.

Robert was born on January 17, 1948, in Sheboygan, the son of the late Arthur and Anna (Weakamp) Meerdink. He was a graduate of Oostburg Christian School and Oostburg High School with the Class of 1966. On June 22, 1973, he married the former Pat TenHaken in Sheboygan.

Robert worked at the J.M. Bruce Foundry for over 30 years, and the Kohler Co. for five years before his retirement in 2008. Following his retirement, he worked for the Cedar Grove- Belgium Schools doing janitorial work.

Robert attended Grace Bible Fellowship in Oostburg and enjoyed gardening, reading, music, traveling and spending time outdoors.

Robert is survived by his wife of 48 years, Pat; a daughter, Michelle (Jim) Weiland of Belgium; two sons, Benjamin (Jennifer) Meerdink of Cedar Grove, and Cori (Lisa) Meerdink of Charleston, SC, six grandchildren; two sisters, Marianne Jensema and Audrey (Howard) Voskuil, both of Oostburg; and two brothers, James (Dawn) Meerdink of Random Lake and Philip (Donna) Meerdink of Oostburg.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Ronald Jensema.

A memorial service to celebrate Robert’s life will take place at Grace Bible Fellowship in Oostburg on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 1 pm with the Rev. Wayne DeVrou officiating. A time of fellowship will follow the service.

Please visit for more information and to leave an online condolence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to HSHS St Nicholas Hospice in Robert’s memory.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Oostburg is serving the Meerdink family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert Meerdink, please visit our flower store.

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Memorial Service

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Grace Bible Fellowship, Oostburg


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