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Robert L. "Bob" Hoersten, 66, of Battle Creek, Michigan, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Van Wert, Ohio on March 4, 1951, a son of Isidore and Mildred (Schulte) Hoersten, both of whom are deceased. Bob graduated from Bowling Green State University with the class of 1973.
Bob is survived by his wife of 46 years-Vickie D. (Maxon) Hoersten of Battle Creek, Michigan; Two Daughters, Megan R. Hoersten, Kristin (David) Savage; Son, Joshua R. Hoersten, 4 brothers, Jim, Jack (Sandy), Tom and Mike (Liz); and 1 sister, Mary Ann all of Van Wert, Ohio; and 6 grandchildren. Aaron, Ethan, Caleb and Lela Hoersten, and Caden and Kyler Savage.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill and a sister, Alice.
Bob was a very avid collector of model trains and tractors. Bob devoted his life to God, and served him for his entire life. He praised God and thanked him for all the blessings that he had in his life. He loved spending time with his family and loved making memories with them in his short time on earth.
Bob was employed by Eaton Corporation for 37 1/2 years.
Visitation will be held at the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service, 375 W. Dickman Road, Battle Creek, MI 49037 on 2/28/2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and at Brickner Funeral Home, 419 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891 on March 2, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Services will be at 11:00 AM at Brickner Funeral Home on Saturday, March 3, 2018 with Pastor Clark Williman officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery Van Wert.
Memorial donations may be made to: Samaritan Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.