Robert Max Dyksterhouse, Jr. passed away Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at the age of 77. He was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI to Sylvia and Robert Dyksterhouse. A graduate of Michigan State University, he spent 50 plus years raising and training standardbred horses, a passion he never considered a job. He was a loving husband to Nancy for 47 years, and an incredible father to Dr. R. Max Dyksterhouse and Mark Simon Dyksterhouse. Kind and generous to all, and with a great sense of humor, he was affectionately known to his many friends as “Bob-O”. He leaves behind his sisters, Dianne (Dick Kanda) and Cheryl (Fred Braam); sister in law, Beverly McIntosh (Dale); brother in law, Tom Simon; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Mark. He lived the life he loved, and loved the life he lived. No public services will be held.