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

Norman Willis Hooker 

Visitation:  Thursday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home
Service: 11 am Friday, September 14, at Good News Baptist Church, 6830 Eastern Ave. SE.Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Cemetery:  Rosedale Memorial Park
Memorials: to Good News Baptist Church, 6830 Eastern Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548

or the Van Andel Institute for Parkinson's, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 https://secure2.convio.net/vai/site/Donation2?df_id=1440&1440.donation=form1


 

Norman Willis Hooker, aged 82, of Kentwood, was blessedly called home by his Lord and Savior on Monday, September 10, 2018, after a courageous and humble 15 year battle with Parkinson's. Job 42:5 “ I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You.” He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth (Silver), whom he heroically cared for for 2 years, before she passed of ALS in 2002. Dad loved God, his family, TRAINS, and doing 1000 piece puzzles. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He leaves behind his wife “Super Woman“, Lynette (Schaffner); children, Phil (Mimi) Hooker, Amy (Mitch) Waite, Jennifer (Jay) Wyllys; grandchildren, Deniz (Boris) Borowski, Alex Hooker, Victoria (Mike) Antuma, Scarlett Waite, Issabell Waite, Guinavier Waite, Gabriella Wyllys, Domenic Wyllys; two great grandchildren, Brooks and Colton Antuma, brother, Will (Sharon) Hooker.  The family wishes to thank the American House and Kindred Hospice for their loving care of Norm. The Memorial Service will be held  at 11 am Friday, September 14 at  Good News Baptist Church, 6830 Eastern SE, with Rev. Brian Cederquist and Rev. Terry Frazine officiating. Those planning expressions of sympathy are asked to consider the Good News Baptist Church Building Fund, or the Van Andel Institute for Parkinson’s. Friends and family may celebrate Norm’s life with his family on Thursday September 13 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home. 


                                               Stroo Funeral Home, Inc.
                                                   1095 68th Street SE
                                                Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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# Doug and Kathy Kool 2018-09-12 13:09
We send our heartfelt sympathy in the passing of your dad. Through our relationship with Jennifer (Jenner to our children), we saw a glimpse of Norm's love and faith. You will have many fond memories to remember for years to come. We wish you God's peace.

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