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 

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

Wyoming Stuyvesant Floral
(616) 532-2315
www.wyomingfloral.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

Trudy Bess Durkee

Memorial Celebration: Saturday, June 9, from 1 - 4 pm at Unity Reformed Church, 4450 Poinsettia St. SE, Kentwood, MI

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses, 1095 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Trudy Bess Durkee, age 74, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.  She was born October 6, 1943. Her parents, brothers, sisters and husband, preceded her in death. Trudy was seventh in a family of ten children and lived in Grand Rapids most of her life.  She resided in Ascension Health Adult Foster Care in Kentwood for the last two years. She became the “Princess” in their housing family and established many, close and lasting friendships. Trudy enjoyed playing cards, games, crafts and cooking for family and friends. She enjoyed going "out to eat", gospel music, and long car rides especially in the fall. Trudy was a social person who made friends easily wherever she went.  Her contagious smile and sweet demeanor attracted folks to her. She worked at several positions, dry cleaning, sales, but mostly at Spectrum Health Blodgett in the sterilization processing department. She is survived by her brothers, Roger (Nancy), Brian (Lois), and Patrick; step sons, Paul (Margaret), Dale, Neil, and Brent; many close nieces and nephews; foster-brother, Pat, and his son, Joe. A Celebration of her life will be held at Unity Reformed Church, 4450 Poinsettia SE, on SaturdayJune 9, from 1 - 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Stroo Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

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

Comments  

# JInni Turkelson 2018-06-07 15:16
I have known Trudy for many years and enjoyed working with her and her family. She always had a smile for people visiting her in spite of some difficult times. I will remember her fondly.

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