Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
Fax: (616) 455-2035
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Michael A. Vos - Owner / Manager
 Robert K. Stroo - Owner / President 



Service Information

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.
                        STROO FUNERAL HOME
                             1095 68TH ST. SE


# 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.

Add comment

Security code

Benjamin HankampBenjamin Hankamp
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Marian MacNicolMarian MacNicol
Monday, February 5, 2018
Helen GipeHelen Gipe
Monday, February 5, 2018
Joan SlopsemaJoan Slopsema
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Fred Heileman Jr.Fred Heileman Jr.
Friday, February 2, 2018
Bob MorrisBob Morris
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Robert SuttleRobert Suttle
Monday, January 29, 2018
Roger KrugerRoger Kruger
Monday, January 29, 2018
Betty FigueroaBetty Figueroa
Monday, January 29, 2018
Russ BullisRuss Bullis
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Donald HudsonDonald Hudson
Sunday, January 28, 2018
David Van DorpDavid Van Dorp
Friday, January 26, 2018
Recent Memorials

Current Services

Helen SchrierHelen Schrier
Friday, February 23, 2018
Norma VandenBroekNorma VandenBroek
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Frederick MartinFrederick Martin
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Raymond KnappRaymond Knapp
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Catherine TagueCatherine Tague
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Jean HulstJean Hulst
Monday, February 19, 2018
Harold JonkerHarold Jonker
Monday, February 19, 2018
Alan FigueroaAlan Figueroa
Monday, February 19, 2018
Kimberly CashKimberly Cash
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Bob HohensteinBob Hohenstein
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Barbara GritBarbara Grit
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Lucille LavenLucille Laven
Monday, February 12, 2018
Fred Scribner, Jr.Fred Scribner, Jr.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Bud GibsonBud Gibson
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Andrew HerringAndrew Herring
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Chari CooperChari Cooper
Friday, February 9, 2018
The Betst bookmaker bet365 Review
How to register at bookamkersHere