Robert (Bob) Dale Elsman was born July 2nd, 1951 to James and Dorothy (Pierce) Elsman, the youngest of 7 children all born and raised in Parchment. On June 18th, 2019 he lost his courageous battle with cancer. Bob worked at Checker Motor Company for several years and was known there for his coffee and candy shop that he operated inside the facility. He will also be remembered as "Big Bob" from the Corkscrew Party Store that he owned and operated for several years. He was an avid Menards shopper, enjoyed riding his motorcycle and four wheelers, watching his son's hockey games, and spending time with his friends, children and grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his parents James and Dorothy Elsman, siblings, Richard (Dick) Elsman, Sue Elsman, Carol (Elsman) Drake, Kenny Elsman and Tom Elsman. Bobs memory will be cherished by his children, Ashley Elsman of Kalamazoo, J Robert (Lola) Elsman of Naples, FL, and Joseph (Kamilika) Elsman of Kalamazoo, and his brother James(Jan) Elsman of Birmingham, MI and 16 nieces and nephews. He was Papa to Ella, Ethan, Aiden, Addison, Avery, and Olivia. Visitation will be at Parchment Redmond Funeral Home G Avenue in Parchment on Monday June 24th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Funeral service will be held at Parchment Redmond Funeral Home as well on June 25th at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo. Instead of flowers donations in Bobs name are welcome to the charity of your choice.