Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
Fax: (616) 455-2035
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Michael A. Vos - Owner / Manager
 Robert K. Stroo - Owner / President 



Service Information

Charles T. "Charlie" Redden
Visitation: Friday, June 23, from 10 - 11 a.m. at Good News Baptist Church
Service: 11 a.m. Friday, June 23, at Good News Baptist Church
Cemetery: Rosedale Memorial Park
Memorials: Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods (8214 Pfeiffer Farms Dr. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315) OR Good News Baptist Church (6830 Eastern Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508)

Charles Thomas "Charlie" Redden, aged 88, went to be with his Lord on Monday, June 19, 2017. Charles was born in Murray, KY to Arthur and Odie Redden. He worked in various management positions throughout his life, and also sold real estate for several years. Charlie has two daughters, Janice (John) Sherman and Sandra Cook. On May 31, 1980, Charles was joined in marriage to Carol Diekema Sobotta, who survives. He proudly added one step son, Ronald Sobotta, to his family circle. Charles was the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren, Adam Sherman, Andrew (Kristy) Sherman, Aaron (Natalie) Sherman, John Austin Sherman, Lori (Tim) Lee, Jeff Cook, and Travis Cook (deceased). He was blessed with 14 beautiful great grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother, Ralph (Elaine) Redden; and a sister-in-law, Glenda Redden; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his grandson, Travis, Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Sam and Frank Redden. The family will greet visitors on Friday, June 23, from 10 - 11 a.m. at Good News Baptist Church, 6830 Eastern Ave. SE, where a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. The service will be officiated by Rev. Terry Frazine. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods. Arrangements by:

Stroo Funeral Home


# Tom & Judy Stine 2017-06-22 17:34
We are sorry for your heartache and hope the healing has begun. Charlie is pain free and smiling down you, loving how you took such good care of him. Hugs to you and your family.

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