Robert “Bob” C. Waterstraat, Jr.

September 27, 1954 - November 17, 2019
Kish Funeral Home
10000 Calumet Ave.
Munster, Indiana 46321
219-924-3333 | Map
Friday 11/22, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kish Funeral Home
10000 Calumet Ave.
Munster, Indiana 46321
219-924-3333 | Map
Saturday 11/23, 10:30 am

Waterstraat, Robert Jr (Bob), age 65, of St. John passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November l7, 2019. Viewing will be from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Kish Funeral Home in Munster, Indiana. A funeral will follow Saturday at 10:30 a.m.Bob was preceded in death by his father Robert Waterstraat, Sr.Continue Reading

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Paul and Nancy Mantel left a message on November 24, 2019:
Our deepest condolences to the family. I have many fond memories of Bob. May God comfort you through this very difficult time.
Matt Gibson left a message on November 22, 2019:
I am sorry for your family's loss. I unfortunately did not get to know Bob, but I am sure he will be deeply missed.
Tricia Zegley left a message on November 22, 2019:
So very sorry for your loss. Bob was a great guy. Loved by many and will be missed by all that knew him.
Gail Petzinger Lesinski left a message on November 22, 2019:
So very very sorry. He was a great guy.I am out of town and will miss the services.Prayer to family.
ARLETTE Kuczwara left a message on November 21, 2019:
My thoughts and prayers are with you Ruby and your family during this very difficult time..
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Gullickson, Kristofor Roy left a message on November 21, 2019:
Mr. Waterstraat was a good man. A kind and sincere man, always looking out for others. A friend of the family since his own childhood, I remember getting bullied in the old neighborhood on Harrison St when he stepped outside to scare all the kids away. He asked if I was ok and called my Dad. I was in 1st or 2nd Grade at the time, and walked to school past his house everyday. I was surprised he already knew who I was and our phone number)). After that, I did not have to worry about this gang of older and younger kids beating on me all the time. Later on in life I would come to know Mr. Waterstraat and his family as friends through my Mother and Father. He grew up with my Father, the Motorcycle rides with my Pop, the celebrations, and hometown companionship with my parents would also find me babysitting in my adolescence. Needless to say, also find me feeling a certain sense throughout my life of the need to protect Mr. Waterstraat and his family, especially his children. It is really cool how these bunch of Working Class guys would get together on their bikes and give back so much to the Community. Whatever the cause, whatever the reason through this child's eyes, riding with my Pop, these were great Men, these were great people. They found the time to help others all over the area. When and where politics or politicians failed or did not do anything, Mr. Waterstraat's contributions, sacrifices, and wisdom were always a refreshing and welcome sense of comrodory and brotherhood in whatever the cause, for whatever they were riding for. Sometimes these guys , like my Pop, like my Dad, just had to go out on their own, figure things out, find new projects, passions, or perspectives. Roll out against the wind, where there is nothing, no worries, where time and space are non existent. Working Class heroes do not alwsys have time to think about their futures, they worry about their family's, they want better for their Children and Grandchildren and still find themselves always helping others. Mr. Waterstraat was no exception. Life is sometimes challenging and very frusterating, a nice ride with the wind in your hair, and your troubles behind you, sometimes the realization of life and what it is about emerges. The moments of clarity and profound sense of strength and pride that you Mr. Waterstraat are a Good man, you did a Great job in life. You did a wonderful job raising your family and were in fact living The American Dream, your American Dream, and the Dream lives on through your family and friends. We are all happy and proud to know you and hope you will drop in from time to time to check in on us. I guess I just wanted to say thank you to you and your family Mr. Waterstraat. You are a positive influence on me and my family's life and so many others, you will not be forgotten. God Bless and God Speed, sending you and your family Love and Prayers. May God's Angels protect you, guide you, and avenge you, in this life and the next.......
The LaRue Family (John, Kevin, Michelle & Baylee) left a message on November 20, 2019:
Ruby we are so very sorry for your loss. Bob was always such a friendly guy. He will definitely be missed. Please let us know if you need anything.
Lisa Wojcik left a message on November 20, 2019:
Sincere condolences to the entire family!
Melinda Maloney left a message on November 20, 2019:
Ruby,I am so sorry. Bob was a kind neighbor always watching over things for me. I know he talked with Dan many times. Please let me know if you need anything.
Kish Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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