Robert K. Beardsley (Bob) April 2, 1938-July 10th 2020
Robert K. Beardsley, 82, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020. The Grand Rapids native will be remembered as an avid golfer and Detroit Lions fan, and greatly missed by friends and family. Bob graduated from Grand Rapids Central High School in 1956 then served in the United States Army, where he played football and baseball for the Army Travel Teams. After he retired from the State of Michigan, Bob enjoyed many years filled with travel and early tee times with his life partner Nancy Allen.
He was preceded in death by his son, John Michael Beardsley; brothers Jack and Ray Beardsley; sisters Shirley Andrie and Barbara Beardsley; and his parents Ray and Mae Beardsley. He is survived by his partner Nancy Allen; children Robert K. Beardsley Jr., Elizabeth Beardsley, Mary (Randy) Kent, Rick (Nelda) Beardsley; his children's mother Judith Beardsley (née Eppestine); close family Krista (Lisa) Rietberg, Mike (Karen) Allen, Tammy (John) Theisen, Erica (Marty) Tilma, Fifteen grandchildren; Two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Following Bob's wishes, there will be no services and cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a contribution in Bob's name to The American Heart Association or the Humane Society of West Michigan.
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American Heart Association
3940 Peninsular Dr SE, Suite 180, Grand Rapids MI 49546
Humane Society of West Michigan
3077 Wilson Drive, N.W., Grand Rapids MI 49534