Robert VandeGiessen

February 14, 1930 - December 3, 2017
Scotts, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Robert V. Vande Giessen, of Scotts passed on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the age of 87. He was born on February 14, 1930, in Kalamazoo, MI. He was the son of Glen and Lillian (Brennen) Vande Giessen. He graduated Galesburg High School. He married Sue Ann Murray in 1956. Bob and Sue owned together the A & W Drive-In and Restaurant in Battle Creek for over 10 years.

Bob is survived by three children: Tim (Paige) Vande Giessen, of Kalamazoo; Steve (Terri) Vande Giessen, of Scotts; Julie (Paul) Thrasher, of Vicksburg; and five granddaughters. He is also survived by his sister: Nancy (Lloyd) Schug, of Galesburg; and sister-in-law: Chris Vande Giessen, of Climax. He is preceded in by his wife: Sue; and one brother: Jack.

A private family interment will be held at Cook Cemetery.

Please visit Bob’s webpage at where you can read his obituary, sign the guestbook, and share a memory. Those who wish may make contributions to Rose Arbor and Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.