Robert T. Cleland

Robert T. Cleland (BS Mech Egr ’51) of Grand Rapids, Mich., died December 26, 2009, at Faith Hospice-TrilliumWoods, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was 84. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara (Holland); and son, David; his parents, Frank and Katherine; siblings, Florence, Kate (Williams), Frank and Bill, Betty (Wehler) and Dorothy (McIntyre); in-laws, Louis and Jacqui DeVries, Ron and Iris Holland. Bob will be forever missed by his daughters and their partners, Susan Cleland (Jane Gietzen), Deb Cleland (Scott) Nowakowski, Kelli (Michael) Hoogerland; daughter-in-law, Barbara (Mahoney); grandchildren, Patrick, Brian, Casey, Elliot, Meaghan and Kierra; sisters, Marie (Tomsik) and Lillian (Robert) Schafer; sister-in-law, Judy (Dennis) Tobin; many nieces and nephews. As those who knew Bob are well aware, he took enormous pride and joy in all things related to his alma mater, Michigan State University.