Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
Fax: (616) 455-2035
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Harry "Bill" Derr 
Visitation:  Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home - Vigil Service at 7:30 pm
Service: 11 am Tuesday, August 22, at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 1253 52nd St. SE, Kentwood

Cemetery:  Resurrection
Memorials:  The Wounded Warrior Project,  P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/

 

Harry William "Bill" Derr was born in Altoona, PA on February 4, 1935, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017, the only son of Madeline and Harry Derr. He grew up in Long Island, NY, where he joined the Air Force, serving 20 years and a tour in Vietnam before retiring. He danced his way into his wife's heart in 1960, and together had a family of five children. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Joan; his five children, sons, Michael (Cathy), Mark, Gary (Lisa), and his daughters, Christine (Richard)  Baia, Cheri (Tom) Cook; his grandchildren, Brandon Barcheski, Nathan Buchanan, Kaileigh Baia, Korey Derr, and Taylor Cook.  Bill will be greatly remembered for his generous heart, a love of family and God, and being a loyal parishioner of St. Mary Magdalene for over 38 years. He had a passion for golf and was known to be a snazzy dresser. Bill loved to travel and had been all over the world during his lifetime including Australia, Africa and Europe and enjoyed spending several days on board an aircraft carrier with his son. He will be greatly missed for his sense of humor, his fire drills, and his zest for life. Living his life to the fullest, Bill always made the most of every moment and was a great inspiration to all of us. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am, Tuesday, August 22, at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 1253 52nd St. SE, with Fr. Godfrey Onyekwere officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.  The family will greet visitors on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm with a Vigil service held at 7:30 pm at Stroo Funeral Home.


STROO FUNERAL HOME

1095 68TH ST. SE

www.stroofuneralhome.com

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# Dee 2017-08-22 11:12
My condolences to the Derr family, the bible describes a God of comfort, "who comforts us in our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God." ( 2 Corinthians 1:3,4) May God comfort you during this difficult time.

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