Mr. Martin "Bob" Sportel, age 93, of Kalamazoo, MI Bob went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday morning, December 2, 2017. He was born April 16, 1924 in Kalamazoo, son of Apko and Hattie (Schreuder) Sportel. On November 22, 1946, Bob was united in marriage to Annetta Kroeze. He was a lifelong member of Comstock Christian Reformed Church. Bob was co-owner of Sportel Greenhouses, retiring in 1979. He faithfully and lovingly cared for his wife, Annetta at their home until her passing in 2009. He was also preceded in death by his parents and 5 siblings and their spouses. Bob enjoyed visiting and helping his friends and family. He baked delicious chocolate chip cookies for his greenhouse co-workers, friends and family until May, 2016. Bob and Annetta were blessed with 3 children: Linda (Chris, deceased) Postma, Ron (Barb) Sportel, Deb (Charlie) Glas: 8 grandchildren, Christian Postma, Anne (Tim) Spoelman, Tim (Kelly) Postma, Bryan Sportel, Kevin (Jolie) Sportel, Nicole (James) Spencer, and Rachel and Laura Glas; seven great-grandchildren, Oliver, Simon, Eli and Abram Postma, Emmajean, Eddison and Anderson Spoelman and Zoe and Jackson Spencer. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Henry (Nellie) Kroeze and several nieces and nephews. A very special thank-you to Liz and Shari from Hospice of SW Michigan for their compassion and care of Bob. Services will be held 11 o'clock am Wednesday at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th Street. Visitation will be 4-7 pm Tuesday, also at the Westside Chapel. Private interment will be in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to Park Village Pines or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.