Robert Eugene Afman, age 84, of Cassopolis, died peacefully Wednesday, August 18, 2021 in his residence.
His life began April 7, 1937 in Plainwell, Michigan, one of eight children born to Martin and Martha Afman. He married Hilda Jane Giesbrecht August 3, 1957 in Plainwell, Michigan.
Robert, known as Bob, was devoted to his wife and children. He was a dedicated educator who cared about every student that came through his door. Bob loved to laugh and joke and have a good time. He was active in his church, serving as Sunday School teacher, Deacon, and AWANA leader at various times.
Bob will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Hilda J. Afman of Cassopolis; two daughters, Jane Harrison of Marcellus, Faith (Michael) Rowe of Jones; one son, Mark (Rebecca) Afman of Fennville, Michigan; five grandchildren, Steve (Laura) Harrison of Marcellus, Michigan, Daniel Harrison of Anchorage, Alaska, Master Sergeant Adam (Diana) Harrison of Monterey, California, Jacob (Ashley) Rowe of Hamilton, Michigan, Lindsey (Jeff) Johnson of Edwardsburg, Michigan; thirteen great grandchildren, MaKynna Harrison, Madisyn Harrison, Zackery Harrison, Hendrix Harrison, Lucy Harrison, Sam Harrison, Seth Harrison, Scott Harrison, Faith Johnson, Ashleigh Johnson, Ethan Johnson, Rachel Johnson, Samantha Johnson; one brother-in-law, Royce Cosgrove of Plainwell, Michigan; brother-in-law David (Shirley) Geisbrecht of Shelbyville, Michigan; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Joy Marie Afman; five sisters, Margaret Afman, Elizabeth Gren, Marian Cosgrove, Geraldine Cave, Margaret Bostwick; and two brothers, Fred Afman and William Afman.
Family and friends will gather Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 Noon in First Baptist Church of Newberg, 13021 Born Street, Jones with Pastor Mike Owen officiating. Mr. Afman will be laid to rest in Poe Cemetery in Jones, Michigan.
The family prefers contributions in memory of Robert be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2211 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60707.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.
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