Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
Fax: (616) 455-2035
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Michael A. Vos - Owner / Manager
 Robert K. Stroo - Owner / President 



Service Information

James E. Dierich
Visitation: Wednesday, December 27, from 2 - 5 pm at Stroo Funeral Home
Service: 5 pm Wednesday, December 27, at Stroo Funeral Home
Cemetery: Forest Lawn Cemetery, 3210 S. Washington, Saginaw - Thursday, December 28 (time to be announced)
Memorials: The Humane Society of Michigan, 3077 Wilson Dr. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534

James E. Dierich, age 88, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Birch Run, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Jim worked as a baker at Rainbo Bread Company in Saginaw for 35 years and at Zehnders in Frankenmuth for 8 years. While working at Zehnders, he achieved his Master Baker designation, an accomplishment that made him very proud. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, gardening, and his dogs. Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie, his second wife, Janice, as well as his long time friend, Mae Hurst. He will be dearly missed by his children, Janice (Bud) Wurdock, Susan DeNolf, Carol (Jack) Wroblewski, Laura (Dennis) Short; his grandchildren, James, Jacklyn, Jon, Ben (Ali) Wroblewski; Clark (Tara) Wurdock, Stephanie (Eric) Lindsey; numerous step grandchildren; along with his beloved beagles, Bud and Lady. Jim's family expresses sincere thanks to Emmanuel Hospice for the loving care they provided for this past year. Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, December 27, from 2 - 5 pm at Stroo Funeral Home, where the funeral service will begin at 5 pm. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, December 28, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Michigan.

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

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