Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
Fax: (616) 455-2035
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John K. Stroo



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Beatrice JoAnne Gauger
Visitation: Monday, May 15, from 10 - 10:45 am followed by the service at 11 am - Trinity Lutheran Church
Service: 11 am Monday, May 15, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2700 Fulton St. East

Cemetery:  Woodlawn 
Memorials: American Heart Association


Beatrice JoAnne Gauger passed away peacefully on Monday, May 8, 2017.  She celebrated her 90th birthday the previous month.  Her husband, Charles Gauger, and her children were with her at home when she passed. Bea was born in Hastings, Minnesota on April 3, 1927.  She graduated from Hastings High School and served in the cadet nursing corp during WWII.  She graduated from Bethesda Nursing School in St. Paul Minnesota in 1947 as a registered nurse.  Bea was an active volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program for many years.  She served on the flower committee at Trinity Lutheran Church.  In retirement, she and Chuck traveled frequently. They visited all 50 states and several European countries. Bea is survived by her husband of 67 years, Charles Gauger; her sons, Steve (Priscilla) and Doug Gauger (Mary); and her daughter, Barb Gauger; her grandchildren, Bryan Gauger and Lauren (Gauger) Bascom; four great grandchildren, and brother Rod (Joann) Olson. The Gauger family is grateful for the exceptional care received from the staff of Spectrum Health Hospice. A service to honor the faith and life of Bea Gauger will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2700 Fulton St. East, with Pastor Bob Linstrom officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. The family will greet visitors from 10-10:45 am prior to the service at the church. 
                                                       Stroo Funeral Home, Inc.
                                                                                      1095 68th St. SE
                                                                            Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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