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

William John Reits, Jr.
Visitation:  Thursday from 4 - 7 pm at Stroo Funeral Home
Service: 1 pm Friday, October 6, at Tabernacle Community Church 2530 Eastern Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Memorials: to the Tabernacle Community Church Building Fund or Answers in Genesis, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, Kentucky 41080

 William John Reits, Jr., age 55, of Byron Center, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Over the past years, Bill has coached the home school football team, was Director of Inner City Youth Outreach at Heritage Baptist Church and was Director of AWANA at Tabernacle Community Church. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 30 years, Nancy; his children, Chelsea Reits, Caleb Reits, Colby Reits, and Mo Harmsen (fiancee Jeff Rood), and Kyna Ewing, who became close as family; granddaughter, Haven Davis; mother, Cathy Reits; brother-in-law, Mark Mills; niece, Amanda (Randy) Mlejnek; and nephew, Jarrod (Michelle) Mills. Bill is preceded in death by his father, Bill Sr.; and sister, Debbie Mills. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 5, from 4 - 7 pm at Stroo Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 1 pm Friday, October 6, at Tabernacle Community Church, 2530 Eastern Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, with Pastor Artie Lindsay and Pastor Kizombo Kalumbula officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tabernacle Community Church Building Fund or Answers in Genesis, Petersburg, Kentucky. 

                           STROO FUNERAL HOME
                               1095 68TH ST. SE
                         GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508

Comments  

# Tracey McAndrew 2017-10-04 12:55
Shocked to hear of my old friends passing. So many wonderful memories come flooding back. Perhaps most significant however was Bill's unwavering faith in God. I was inspired and encouraged by him more times than I can count. A man of principle and integrity who loved his family without condition. RIP my friend.
# Dean & Dawn Petrick 2017-10-03 16:26
So terribly sorry for your loss. We pray peace and comfort for your family through this difficult time.
# Sherry Miedema 2017-10-03 12:51
I am sorry for your family's loss. My boys were involved with basketball at the HSB in the early 2000's and I remember coming across your family several times. Bill always had a cheerful disposition and you all were always so friendly to everyone. I am sure he will be missed. Again, sorry for your loss.

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