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
Manager
 

Monuments & Markers

We are representatives for Black Monument Company.  Our staff can assist you with an appropriate memorial for your loved one, or you can go directly to:

Black Monument Company
2223 Kalamazoo Ave. SE; Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 452-7802
www.blackmonument.com

Florists

Eastern Floral & Gift
(616) 949-2200 or toll-free (800) 494-2202
www.easternfloral.com

Ludema’s Floral
(616) 452-2961
www.ludemas.com

Sunnyslope Floral
(616) 457-5531 or toll-free (800) 765-9229
www.sunnyslopefloral.com

Holwerda Floral and Gifts
(616) 878-9696
www.holwerdafloral.com

Hotels

Holiday Inn Express Suites South
6569 Clay Ave. SW; Grand Rapids, MI 49548
(800) 875-6000
www.hiegr.com

Comfort Suites South
7644 Caterpillar Ct. SW; Grand Rapids, MI 49548
(616) 301-2255
www.comfortsuites.com
 

Hampton Inn Grand Rapids South
755 54th St. SW; Grand Rapids, MI 49509
(616) 261-5500
www.hamptoninn.com
  

Hyatt Place Grand Rapids Wyoming
2150 Metro Lane SW; Wyoming, MI 49519
(616) 724-1234
www.hyattplacegrandrapidswyoming.com
 

Baymont Inn and Suites / Byron Center
8282 Pfeiffer Farms Dr. SW; Byron Center, MI 49315 
(616) 583-9535
www.baymontinns.com/hotel/17830

 

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Service Information

Mel Fryling
Visitation: Sunday, September 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and Monday, September 25, from 10 - 11 am all at Covenant Christian Reformed Church, 7171 Willard Ave. SE
Service: 11 am Monday, September 25, at Covenant CRC
Cemetery: Pine Hill 
Memorials: World Renew for Huricane Relief or to a charity of your choice

 On Thursday, September 21, 2017, Mel Fryling, age 83, of Cutlerville, a child of God, entered his heavenly home and is now safe in the arms of Jesus. Mel loved his God and his family. He was the founder and operator of Fryling Electric for many years. He enjoyed gardening, walking and bicycling, fishing, and splitting wood. Lovingly known as "Pookie" to his family, Mel will be deeply missed by his children, Sandy VanAndel, Dan Fryling, Melodee (John) Harbison; grandchildren, Mark, Eric, Beth VanAndel, Julie (Leo) Wiseman, Bill (Lindsey) Fryling; great grandchildren, Isaac, Lyla, Cambree, Hannah, and one more yet to be born; sisters, Lois (Rich) Hoonhorst, Marlene Hawkins; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Joanne (Mel) Gezon, Gladys (Sid) Draayer, Laura VanEerden; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years, Ruth; and parents, George and Johanna Fryling. The family will greet visitors at Covenant Christian Reformed Church, 7171 Willard Ave. SE, on Sunday, September 24, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, and Monday, September 25, from 10 - 11 am where the service will begin at 11 am. Rev. Cal VanderMeyden will be officiating. Interment in Pine Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to World Renew for Hurricane Relief or to a charity of your choice.

 

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# Maxine Walker Myers 2017-09-25 16:32
Helen (Walker) Gipe and I would like to offer our sympathy and prayers for all of Melvin's family. We recall many happy memories with our Fryling friends and neighbors. Keep on loving God and each other.
--Maxine (Walker) Myers

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