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Robert Lefley

September 12, 1930 - May 13, 2018
Holland, MI



Saturday, August 4, 2018
5:00 PM EDT
Community Church of Douglas
6874 Wiley Road
Douglas, MI 49406


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.

Community Church of Douglas
6780 East Wiley Road
Douglas, MI 49406

The Saugaatuck Yacht Club Sailing Program
PO Box 178
Saugatuck, MI 49453

American Cancer Society, W. Michigan Area Service Ctr.
129 Jefferson Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 364-6121
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Life Story / Obituary


Robert Sidney “Bob” Lefley III, age 87, passed away peacefully, at his home in Holland, Michigan on May 13, 2018. Bob was born and raised in River Forest, Illinois and was the only child of Robert and Edna Lefley.

He was a graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School and earned a bachelors degree in Engineering at Purdue University. While at Purdue, Bob was an active member of the Indiana Delta Chapter of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in River Forest and during the most recent years, he was an active member of the Community Church of Douglas in Douglas, Michigan.

Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years, Annette Weaver Lefley; daughter: Christine D. Lefley and husband Jack Junewick (granddaughter: Elaney Katsafanas, great grandson Liam Hasselman); son: Robert S. Lefley IV and wife Cindy Lefley (grandson: Robert S Lefley V and wife Meredith, granddaughter: Jenna Lefley), son: David W. Lefley (grandsons: Jason Lefley, Benjamin Lefley, granddaughter Emma Lefley), son: William W. Lefley and wife Toni McCormick Britz-Lefley (grandsons: Caleb Lefley, Christian Lefley, granddaughters: Kelsey Lefley, Molly Britz, grandson: Peter Joseph Britz and wife Shanon Britz; great grandson: Peter Charles Britz II); sister-in-law: Desiree Heussy and husband Peter of Seattle, WA.

A Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 PM on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Community Church of Douglas, 6780 E Wiley Rd, Douglas, MI with Dr. Dan Miller and Pastor Jeff Messner officiating.

In a private ceremony with his family, Bob’s cremated remains will be buried in the Memorial Gardens of The Community Church Of Douglas Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s memory may be directed to the Community Church of Douglas, 6780 E Wiley Rd, Douglas, MI 49406 or The Saugatuck Yacht Club Sailing Program, P O Box 178, Saugatuck, MI 49453. Alternative memorial contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society.