Bob’s life began Feb. 24, 1963, in Berrien Springs. He grew up in Watervliet, where he graduated high school. After high school Bob worked as a CNC Machinist. Outside of work Bob enjoyed filling his time fishing, hunting, playing horse shoes, bowling, playing pool and softball. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and was a big Detroit Lions fan.
Bob leaves behind a loving family to cherish his memory including: three children, Taylor Clouse, Justin Miller, and Brittany Miller; three grandchildren, Eleanora Clouse, Samuel Reyna, and Esra Miller; four brothers, Terry (Karen) Baker Jr., Richard Miller, Travis Miller, and Cory Miller; a sister, Christine Shoemaker; two step-brothers, Chad Blakeman and Mark Blakeman; his step-father Terry (Kim) Baker Sr.; his best friend John “Kiwi” Stein; a special friend Michelle Harmon; and the family members that were like brothers, John Whittaker, LeRoy Whittaker, Richard Roberts, Uncle Leonard Griffith, Butch Smith, Roger Griffith and Kurt Peterson.
Bob died Wednesday, May 24, at home surrounded by family. He is preceded in death by his mom Linda (Griffith) Hester and dad Jim Stedam.
Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet is assisting Bob’s family with cremation. His life will be celebrated Monday, June 5, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Red Arrow General Baptist Church, 3207 East Euclid, Benton Harbor. You are invited to leave a message of comfort or donation to help with expenses at hutchinsfuneral.com.