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

Barbara Ellen (Sarver) Vanden Toorn 
Visitation:  Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 2 - 3 pm at Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 68th St. SE
Service: 3 pm Saturday, September 29 at Stroo Funeral Home

Memorials: Mercy Health Lack's Cancer Center, 250 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 https://www.mercyhealth.com/donate/

 

Barbara Ellen (Sarver) Vanden Toorn, age 71, of Caledonia, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Ron Vanden Toorn; children, Ron (Sharon) Vanden Toorn, Jackie (Mark) Postema; six grandchildren, Amber, Sera, Caitlyn, Mark, Zack, and Nick; two great grandchildren, Silas and Liam; brothers and sisters, Joe (Sue) Sarver, Phil Sarver, Shirley (Randy) Meekhof, Ted (Karla) Sarver, Gordon Sarver, Nancy Vander Loon, Tony Sarver, and Rachael Sarver; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. After retiring from teaching Art and French at Caledonia High School for 30 years, Barbara enjoyed working in her many gardens around the house, drawing, and playing scrabble. Barb and Ron also enjoyed a lifetime of travel. The family will greet visitors on Saturday, September 29, from 2 - 3 pm at Stroo Funeral Home (1095 68th St. SE) where a memorial service will begin at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mercy Health Lack's Cancer Center.
 
                                                Stroo Funeral Home, Inc.
                                                   1095 68th Street SE
                                               Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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# Don Jousma 2018-09-28 22:31
Barb was/is one of the most beautiful persons in our class at Caledonia. She was a very classy lady. I'm sorry I can't make the service but wish the best for Ron and the family. Having just lost my wife I know what they are going through.

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