Born On: March 31, 1948

Passed On: February 16, 2018

Robert V. “Just Bob” Rosencrants

Robert V. Rosencrants, “Just Bob” age 69, was born on March 31, 1948 to the late Robert Vance and Vivian Edna (Stevens) Rosencrants and stepped into eternity on February 16, 2018.  Bob was passionate about God, family, friends, and country. Bob is survived by his wife of 46 years, LuAnn Rosencrants; children, Heather Marie (Thom) Tang, Nathan Floyd Rosencrants, Emma Lee B. (Jeff) Bowlby; grandchildren, Elaina Marie Tang and Abigail Martin Tang; siblings, Michael Rosencrants, Vickie McElfish, Karl Rosencrants, Dawn Cato, Teddy VerHust and Scott Rosencrants.  Bob was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, OOH RAH, who proudly served in Vietnam.  He was a member of the Don Rea VFW Post 8846, DAV Wood Tazelaar #11 and VVA Chapter 0031, and was retired from General Motors. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life Service will be held on what will be his 70th Birthday, Saturday, March 31, 2018 starting at 11:00 a.m. at Bridge Bible Church, South Campus, 5035 Henry Street, Norton Shores, Michigan. Pastor Robby Richardson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Because of their love for each other and their dedication to strengthening marriage, in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Bridge to Life Ministries, 17194 Van Wagoner Road, Spring Lake, Michigan 49456.

Visitation Information


Bridge Bible Church
5035 Henry Street
Norton Shores, Michigan 49441

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Celebration of Life Service Information


Bridge Bible Church
5035 Henry Street
Norton Shores, Michigan 49441

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.

18 thoughts on “Robert V. “Just Bob” Rosencrants

  1. Veronica Green

    Bob will be missed. I will miss laughing at his jokes and visiting during holidays. He really knew how to bring the room together.

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  2. Karine Green

    I am saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. What a joy it was to spend holidays with him and Luann. I will miss his light.

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  3. Mary Anne DeMarse

    We have lost a bold, courageous, generous brother in Christ. Bob truly loved in word and deed, and will be greatly missed. I know he will be saving seats at the heavenly banquet table and there will be a joyous reunion, and perhaps some ice cream. Until then, he has inspired us to love the Lord with all of our heart, all of our soul, all of our mind, and all of our strength. And to love our neighbor. He has left an awesome legacy. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” Prayers that Lu and family will experience the comfort of God’s Spirit and be filled with the peace that only Jesus can provide.

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  4. Jim & Nancy Kinsella

    Nancy and I want to extend our sincere condolences to LuAnn and the children, and Bob’s extended family. We’ll always cherish the seasons God gave our family, to share life with the Rosencrants.

    We’ll always remember Bob as Larger Than Life, Exuberant, Loud. Cheerful, Selfless, Confident, and motivated in all his actions by his sure faith in the Holy Trinity. Wonderful attributes, all.

    May God grace this family with comfort.

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  5. Dr. Bob Vermaire

    I am so sorry to hear of Bob‘s passing. Though not very fond of doctors in my experience, he was more than generous with his humor and love during the visits I had with him and LuAnn. I look forward to hearing his jokes again in the new heavens and new earth!

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  6. Bruce and Esther Swank

    So very sad to hear of Bob’s Passing , Esther and I rented a cottage every year , same place Luann and Bob would rent a cottage
    great guy fun Happy hated Foreign Cars ,,, also a good friend of mine on Emails … Esther and I will miss him
    Luann and Family , you are in our thoughts and Prayers

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  7. Randy and Noreen Sly

    We are very saddened to hear about the loss of Bob. He was a good man and he always had that infectious smile and was full of life. We will truly miss the times he would cut his lawn and hoot and holler. There were times we would just talk about life and those times we will truly miss.The Neighborhood was a better place because of him. Our hearts and prayers go out to LuAnn and her family. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Your neighbors,
    Randy and Noreen

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  8. angela snellen

    We are saddened by the loss of our friend and neighbor. He was always there to lend a hand and give that award winning smile. His lawn mowing was epic and made everyone on our street smile and laugh. He even found joy in the mundane chores in life. Although we only had the honor of knowing him for a few years, his memories will.live on. Thank you for being our friend.. see you in Heaven.

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  9. George Spaulding

    I’m sorry to hear of Rosie’s passing. We were good friends in Vietnam, but sadly lost touch until re-connecting over the internet the last few years. I’m happy to see that he was a good man and raised a wonderful family. He was a brave and true comrade in arms. May he rest in peace.

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  10. Thomas Quetschke

    Rosie, you always made things easier for us by making us laugh and looking at the brighter side. I wish you God’s speed and I’ll see you in God’s Kingdom. Here’s remembering you and everyone else that has left us in 1st AT’s.

    Semper Fi, “Ski” Tom Quetschke

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  11. Rick Ontos Walters

    I met Corporal Rosencrants, on a mountain top in Vietnam. He was one of the few Marines that was patient and helped “new guys”. Within 6 months, we went to different units, the lessons were learned, I did well, leadership positions, in Vietnam and life. I called him Rosie, he had tremendous history, as he was there in 1967, then Hue City, almost a year, finally returned to Danang in 1969. One experience, a bomb landed in front of him, it destroyed his new 35 MM camera. It was in his hands, and no wounds. It was a miracle, he went to a deeper bunker. He also trained Lieutenants and took charge in battles, with his multiple tours of duty. We reunited with e-mail in 2000, he was working for Saturn, and had a farm in Tennessee. Again, he taught me about Elder care, which I am still doing. He persuaded me to buy American, I bought a Dodge in Grand Rapids. Rosie and Lu had the best breakfast, with another Marine, Scott. The car still runs like new. That’s Rosie.

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  12. Colleen and Jim

    What a great picture of Bob. That is the way I will always remember him, with a big smile on his face. His passing is our loss and heavens gain. He was a good and godly man who will be greatly missed. His love of the Lord, and his patriotism plus his love of family made him a very special person. We are keeping Lou Ann and children in our prayers.

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  13. Jim and Cindy Orman

    We are deeply saddened by Bob’s passing…he was a good good man, a good Marine, a good friend and we are sure, a good a faithful servant. Now delivered into the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our thoughts and prayers are with Miss Lu, and family. As a Marine and veteran of Viet Nam, “Rosie” and I had a lot in common – I will miss him calling me “you old jarhead” in that wonderful booming voice of his.
    Rest in peace my friend.
    Until we meet again in heaven.

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  14. Randy & Connie Lydens

    Luann and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We wondered why we hadn’t heard from him in awhile. May the Lord give you the peace that passes understanding. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

    Randy & Connie

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