Robert Eugene DeLaney

Robert Eugene DeLaney, age 52, of Big Rapids, passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Robert was born on April 8, 1969, in Grand Rapids, the son of Charles DeLaney and Roberta (Rahn) DeLaney.

Robert served in the U.S. Navy from August 1987 through August 1991.  He worked at Wolverine Worldwide for 15 years.

On October 10, 2010, he married Susan Cole, who survives.  Also surviving are his father, Charles (Jan) DeLaney; 1 son, Brandon Heavner; 2 stepsons, Brandon Eckert and Josh (Sasheen) Eckert; 3 brothers, Chuck DeLaney, Rob (Shavonne) Vandermaas and James (Shari) Vandermaas; 4 granddaughters, 2 grandsons, several nieces and nephews, and his dog, Browny.

Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Roberta, in 2018.

Robert will always be remembered for his love of his wife, their grandchildren and family.  His smile, jokes and pranks will be missed by many. He had a huge heart and always made himself available to help family and friends in their time of need.

A Memorial Luncheon will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the Stanwood Eagles Club, located at 7230 Stanwood Dr. Stanwood, MI 49346 from 1-3 pm.

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June 12, 2021 9:39am

So sorry for your families loss.  Rob was a super helpful, understanding coworker and person, truly pray you can find some solace within your many memories.

- Melissa VanVlerah

June 11, 2021 5:14am

Prayers and thoughts are with you all. Sorry for the loss of a loved one.

- Dan( Jimmer) and Lori VanderWal

June 09, 2021 8:03am

Dear Susan,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Robert.  You have our deepest sympathy.  Please respond so we can talk with you.  We last spoke at Roberta’s memorial service.

- Uncle Dave & Aunt Shirley Steinfort

June 09, 2021 1:13am

My thought, Prayers & Heart goes out to you Sue and all of his family. I was one of those people he helped. His quick wit, smile, jokes & friendliness will always be remembered. Rest Peacefully Rob, you will be in our hearts. Praying for Peace, Strength & Comfort for the Families! 🙏❤

- Brenda Kaminski

June 08, 2021 2:16pm

Dearest regrets to all of you, and the family

- Ray Durnez




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