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Engelter, Robert -

Robert Engelter

Plainwell - Rob passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Borgess Medical Center. He was born October 11, 1960 in Kalamazoo, the son of Elwyn and Jane (VanderVeen) Engelter. Rob was a heavy machine operator for Cripps Fontaine Excavating for many years. Rob loved life, he had a great sense of humor, was adventurous, sarcastic and a very loyal dad and husband. He enjoyed being outdoors and riding mountain, road and fat tire bikes. He also liked snowboarding, camping, fishing, kayaking and golfing. Rob also loved his toys. On September 10, 1988 in Allegan, he married Lisa Rayburn who survives. Also surviving are his children, Jessica Engelter of Lansing and Sam Engelter of Plainwell; grandson, Landon; siblings, Andrea (Doug Horton) Engelter of Plainwell and Lincoln Engelter of San Francisco; step-mother, Barb Engelter along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant twin daughters. Cremation has taken place. A memorial to honor Rob will be held at a later time. Contributions in memory of Rob may be made to West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance (
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Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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