Sunday, July 12, 2015
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Mulder Chapel
188 West 32nd Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-2348
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Monday, July 13, 2015
11:00 AM EDT
Central Park Reformed Church
614 Myrtle Ave,
Holland, MI 49423


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.

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Life Story / Obituary


Robert S. Harkema, age 95, of Holland, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Holland Community Hospital.

Born and raised in Holland, Bob was owner and operated of Harkema’s Greenhouse on Holland’s south side and was known for his beautiful geraniums. He was a longtime member of Central Park Reformed Church where he served on past consistories. Besides gardening, Bob enjoyed sailing and hunting. Bob also enjoyed traveling. The love of traveling took him to destinations including Greece, South America, Hawaii, Egypt and Europe.

In 1989 his wife Mildred passed away. They were married for 34 years.

He is survived by his children; Jeff and Kay Harkema of Minneapolis, MN., Mark and Sue Harkema of Grand Rapids, Shelley and Adam Kunkel of Holland; grandchildren; Peter, William, Matthew, Luke, Tom, Nick and Elise.

Funeral services will be held Monday 11:00 AM at Central Park Reformed Church, 614 Myrtle Ave., with Rev. Kevin Kleinheksel officiating. Burial will be in Graafschap Cemetery.

Friends may call on the family Sunday 2-4 at the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Funeral Homes, 188 West 32nd St. Holland.

Memorial gifts may be given to a charity of your choice.

Please visit www.dykstrafuneralhome.com to sign an online registry or to leave a memory.