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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Katherine Grace "Kay" VanEk
Visitation:  Wednesday, July 26, from 6-8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home
Service: 11 am Thursday, July 27, at Stroo Funeral Home

Cemetery:  Oak Grove Cemetery
Memorials: Crossroads Prison Ministries, PO Box 900, Grand Rapids, MI 49509-0900


Katherine Grace (Heys) VanEk, age 95, of Grand Rapids, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Katherine was fondly known as "Kay", and was famous for red curly hair. Many knew and loved her at the variety store/pharmacy in Alger Heights for over 50 years. Kay was friendly and outgoing and enjoyed her work very much. She was preceded her in death by her husband, Egbert "Ep" VanEk; grandson, Kyle Koetsier; brothers, Frank Heys, John Heys, and Henry Heys. Kay will be lovingly remembered by her children, Karen and Henry Koetsier, Ed and Judy VanEk; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Matthew and Laura VanEk (Andrew, Austin, Nathan), Michelle and Sam Donker (Zoe, Ella, Saige, Emery), Kerrie and Tim Murphy (Luke, Kathryn, Samantha), Stephanie and Jason Boomsma (Levi, Lilly), Ben and Paddy VanEk (Olivia); sisters-in-law, Harriet (Guikema) Stolk, Evelyn VanEk, Bernie Heys. The funeral service will be held 11 am Thursday, July 27, at Stroo Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Baynai officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroad Prison Ministries. The family will greet visitors on Wednesday, July 26, from 6 - 8 pm at the funeral home.
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# Kenneth Heys 2017-07-26 12:53
My Sympathy to my Cousins, Karen and Ed and their Families for the loss of their Dear Mother, my Aunt Kay. She was a Beautiful, Gracious, Poised Lady, with a strong work ethic. I remember she always had a Smile. She will be missed. I take Comfort in knowing she is with her Brothers and Parents in Heaven.

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