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 
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Service Information

James B. Shurmack 
Visitation: Wednesday from 5 to 8 pm at the funeral home
Service: 11:00 am Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 at Stroo Funeral Home

Cemetery: Bowne Center Cemetery
Memorials: Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook SE, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

 

 

James B. Shurmack, aged 75, of Alto, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 1, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Jim served in the Navy from 1961-1966 giving him the opportunity to see the world and make lifetime friends. He especially enjoyed his travels across the US with the USS Kennebec Association, later on in life where he was able to reunite with many of his naval colleagues. Jim went on to have a wonderful career with General Motors where he was also a volunteer on the fire brigade at the shop. He retired in the mid 90’s and then worked part time at Saskatoon golf course. Jim was a successful hunter who enjoyed both gun and bow season. Those who knew him knew he liked to shoot off the guns any chance he got. Jim also enjoyed golfing and ran a 40-man golf league for many years making many friends along the way. Jim took pleasure in riding his Harley, fishing, and woodworking projects. His wife, Linda; sons, Ken and Dan Shurmack; and daughter, Abigail Shurmack, preceded him in death. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Carrie Barrett, Jackie Bartley, Kelly Webster; 14 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; mother, Myrtle Shurmack; sisters, Bev (Glen) Chedsey, Bonnie (Brett) Rhinesmith; sister-in-law, Anne Hertel; and many nieces and nephews. The family will greet visitors on Wednesday from 5 to 8 pm and a funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday, Sept. 6, at Stroo Funeral Home. Interment in Bowne Center Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to Faith Hospice.

STROO FUNERAL HOME

1095 68th Street, SE 

Grand Rapids, MI 49508

 

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# Walter Norkus 2018-09-05 13:45
Jim and Linda did so much for our Kennebec Reunions to make them successful. Thanks for the memories and Thoughts and Prayers to the family.
# Charlie Porfirio 2018-09-04 03:58
Rest in peace shipmate, condolences to the family of Jim, it was a pleasure to have served with you aboard the USS Kennebec AO36

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