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Robert Shepherd III

January 18, 1931 ~ April 20, 2021 (age 90)

Obituary

“Well done good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:23.

Robert Shepherd III, aged 90 of Grand Rapids, Michigan passed away peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus on April 20th, 2021.

Bob was born January 18th, 1931 to Robert and Dena (Pauwee) Shepherd.

He graduated from Grand Rapids Central High School.

He married his soulmate Irene J. Sirney on May 9th, 1951. This May they would have celebrated their 70th anniversary.

Bob served in the United States Army.

He was a federal bank examiner with the US Treasuring Department, and examiner with the Michigan State Banking Department and served as an examiner and field supervisor for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. In 1872, he joined Grand Rapids Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Association as Treasurer and Vice President. Bob was a past Treasurer of the West Michigan Chapter of Financial Education, US League and member of the League’s Financial Manager’s Society.

Bob was a great, humorous and gentle man. He loved his family unconditionally. He will be deeply missed by his loving, devoted wife Irene, his loving “favorite Nurse” daughter Debbie (Shepherd-Bates), and his loving grandsons of whom he was so very proud Daniel S. Bates (Jill Joslin) and Douglas R. Bates (Kristin Rae Bolt), his sisters in law, nieces, nephews and friends.

Per Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A mass celebrating Bob’s life will take place Friday, May 14th, 2021 at 11:00 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 1935 Plymouth Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI. Visitation one hour prior to the service.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 14, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
1935 Plymouth Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Memorial Mass
Friday
May 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
1935 Plymouth Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Guaranteed delivery before the Memorial Mass begins

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