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

Donald LaVern Hudson
Visitation:  Thursday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home
Service: 10:00 am Friday, February 2, at Heritage Baptist Church, 1570 60th St. SE

Cemetery:  Rosedale Memorial Park
Memorials: Heritage Baptist Church Music Ministries


Donald LaVern Hudson, age 83, passed away into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 28, 2018, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Donald was a regular attendee at Heritage Baptist Church for several years. He loved and played music, playing the cornet and harmonica, as well as singing in a Christian group. He was a big Detroit Tigers fan and an active bowler and former softball player. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Ellen; children, Daniel (Lois) Tuck, Dale (Sue) Hudson, Linda (Alvin) Woudwyk, LaVonna (Jeff) Stempin, Marcia Kossen, Reva (Harvey) Mollitor, Donald (Angela) Hudson; 34 grandchildren, and 44 great-grandchildren. One of 17 children, Don is also survived by a brother-in-law, sister-in-law, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. The family will greet visitors on Thursday, February 1, from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 10:00 am Friday, February 2, at Heritage Baptist Church, 1570 60th St. SE, with Pastor David Graef officiating. Interment in Rosedale Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Baptist Church Music Ministries.

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# Bonnie House Hudson 2018-02-07 20:32
My Brother Don is and STILL always will be a Vital Person in our FAMILY who impacted my life. His love for The Lord, family and general outlook on life could only up-lift your spirit. As a little girl growing-up he and Wonderful Wife Ellen took a very special interest in my well-being. THEY WERE THERE! Words can and never describe how they changed my feelings of never really belonging and left alone as most teens do. My brother I do know is looking down from heaven and smiling at me because I will always appreciate his Love.
# J.C. Clement 2018-02-04 23:05
Don is my Big Brother. I was among the children who were adopted out by our birth mother. Long, long story, but I was reunited with my siblings about 17 years ago. I was welcomed with open arms into our family. Don and Ellen included my wife, Gayle and I in their family gatherings. Don would come out and work with me on some of our old cars. We chatted together often on the phone or when we got together for coffee. He told us many stories of our family history, which answered many of the questions I had. I could not have picked a better big Brother than Don. I'm so glad to have been able to tell him so, and that I love him very much. I just wish that we had more years to spend together, but it wasn't God's plan. I am so very grateful for the time we did have together. My Brother will always be with me, if not in person, in my heart. God Bless You, Don. I hope that you and Our Bro, Dick are playing your wonderful music to an even bigger audience.
# Dennis & Ivy Hudson 2018-01-31 14:16
Ellen and family , our thoughts and prayers are with you, so sorry that we didn't know Don was sick.
# June Hudson Stine 2018-01-30 19:51
Aunt Ellen and family. Sorry to hear about uncle Dons passing. Your all in my thoughts and prayers.
# Frank & Barb Reeder 2018-01-30 01:21
Dear Ellen & Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you! We will miss Don!

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