Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
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Darwin "Dar" VanderArk
Visitation:  Tuesday, October 24, from 1 - 3 and 5 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home
Service: 11 am Wednesday, October 25, at St. Paul Lutheran Church
Cemetery: Hooker Cemetery, Leighton Twp., MI
Memorials: St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund, 8436 Kraft Ave. SE, Caledonia, MI 49316 -OR- Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook SE, Ste. 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Darwin "Dar" VanderArk, age 71, of Moline, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Darwin served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was a dedicated servant of the Lord; loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a salesman, Leighton Township Supervisor, business consultant, and director of M.D.A.C. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Sandy; daughters, Sally (Jim) Williams, Laurie (Tim) Brown, Amy (Kevin) Dykema, Beckie (Justin) Belliel; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Hunter, and Collin Brown, Hannah, Colton, Connor, and Cayden Dykema, Haylie Krutel, Emma Belliel; sister, Karen VanderArk and Gordon Schneider; brother, Marvin (Janet) VanderArk;  sister-in-law, Lois Smith; and many nieces and nephews. His parents, Everett and Christine VanderArk; step-mom, Margaret VanderArk; brother and sister-in-law, Lester and Evelyn VanderArk; father and mother-in-law, Gordon and Ruth Martin; and brother-in-law, Daniel Smith; preceded him in death. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, October 25, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 8436 Kraft Ave., SE, with Rev. Timothy J. Brand officiating. Interment in Hooker Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Dar may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund or Faith Hospice. The family will greet visitors on Tuesday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home. 

                            Stroo Funeral Home

            1095 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508


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