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

Vernon Bomgaars 

Visitation:  9:45 to 11 am on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Kentwood Community Church, 1200 60th St. SE, (use door I) followed by the service at 11 am
Service: 11 am Friday, January 19 at Kentwood Community Church (use door I)

Cemetery:  Winchester Cemetery
Memorials: D.A. Blodgett-St. John's Annual Foster Family Christmas Party, 355 Knapp St. NE  Grand Rapids, Michigan  49505


Vernon Bomgaars, age 70, went to be with the Lord on January 10, 2018.  Vern leaves Mary Lou, his wife of 48 years, his daughter, Rachel Umhoefer and her husband Matthew, his son, Brent and his wife Hayley, and his precious grandchildren, Ava and Maxwell Umhoefer and Alexa and Beckett Bomgaars. Vern is also survived by his brothers, Arnold (Becky), Earl (Donna), Gerald (Deb), Wayne (Kelly), and Lowell (Patti), his sisters, Carol Noteboom, Lois (Ken) Kuehl and Glenda Bomgaars; and his sisters-in-law, Mary Bomgaars and Carol (Kim) Spradling. Vern is preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Geneva (Den Herder) Bomgaars, his brother, Norman, his brother-in-law, Vernon Noteboom and his parents-in-law, Peter and Margaret (Oordt) Blom. Vern was born and raised in Northwest Iowa.  He and Mary Lou moved to the Grand Rapids, MI area after they were married.  Vern worked in men’s clothing and lighting sales.  Vern dealt with many health issues over the years with a strong faith, determination, and the support of dear friends, family, and an excellent medical community.  Celebration of Life Services will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Kentwood Community Church, 1200 60th St. SE (Use Door I) with visitation from 9:45 - 11 AM and a Service at 11 AM with a social hour to follow.  Memorial contributions can be made to D. A. Blodgett-St. John’s Annual Foster Family Christmas Party.






# Twyla Garnmeister 2018-01-17 12:15
Vern & I went to high school together. I am so sorry for your loss.
# Jeannette renfroe Ha 2018-01-14 14:21
Dear Mary Lou,
I was saddened to read of Vern's passing. May God be with you and your children during this sad time, and give you all strength. You will see him in a whole body some day.

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