Robert Waterstraat
Burns-Kish Funeral Homes Inc.
8415 Calumet Ave.
Munster, IN
Robert Waterstraat August 5, 1930 - October 20, 2017 DYER, IN - Robert Waterstraat, age 87, of Dyer, IN passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 with family by his side. He was born on August 5, 1930 to Harry and Louisa Waterstraat. He is survived by his sons: Robert (Ruby) Waterstraat and Joseph (Sue) Waterstraat; grandchildren: Kelly (Sydney) Karczewski, Erika (James) Stamper, Stephen (Linsey) Waterstraat, and Brian Waterstraat; step-children: David Smith, Mark Smith, and Carol Lute and many great grandchildren and step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Nyieta; daughter: Deborah Walker; sister: Alice Pierce, mother: Louisa Waterstraat; and father: Harry Waterstraat (who served in the Army machine gun corps in WWI). Bob was a graduate of Thornton Township High School, Harvey, IL. He attended college at Thornton Community College. He was a member of Teamsters Local 714; worked and retired from Wonder Bread with 42 years of service. He was a proud veteran of the Marines; he also served with the Dyer Police Department as Police Commissioner. Bob was a devoted volunteer for Meals on Wheels for many years. He lived, worked, and served his community and church in Dyer, IN. He enjoyed his retirement and travelled extensively with his wife Nyeita. Bob was a member of Dyer Methodist Church. Visitation will be October 24, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at BURNS-KISH FUNERAL HOME, 8415 Calumet Ave. Munster, IN with a service following directly with Rev. James Clark officiating. Interment will be private.

Published by The Times on Oct. 23, 2017.
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Mr. Waterstraat will always be considered a HERO for serving our country. Thank you Sir and May God hold you in his loving arms. Rest in Peace.
Laura Christy
October 23, 2017
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