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

Raymond Vanden Akker
Visitation:  At Park Christian Reformed Church - Thursday, October 11 from 4 - 8 pm 
Service: 11 am Friday, October 12 at Park CRC, 1496 W. 32nd Street, Holland, MI 49423

Cemetery: Winchester
Memorials: Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods, 2100 Raybrook St. SE, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

 Raymond Vanden Akker, age 90, of Holland, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, October 7, 2018.  Ray was born November 11, 1927 in Whitinsville, Massachusetts. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy Aviation during WII. He retired from Raytheon Company in Massachusetts and moved to Holland where he worked for Vogelzang Hardware. Ray was a member of Park Christian Reformed Church. He  was preceded in death by his wife, Verna; sister, Wilma Oosterman; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ken (Louise) Laninga, Shirley (Howard) Van Sweden, Fred Laninga, Larry Stallard, John Oosterhouse, and Albert Schaaphok. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Judy Lemire, Jim Vanden Akker, Robert (Patricia) Vanden Akker, Susan Tilzey; grandchildren, Ryan (Amy) Lemire, Megan (Donnie) Franklin, Joel Vanden Akker, Ashley Ellery, Matthew Vanden Akker, Kristen (Nathan) Schierbeek, Robert Vanden Akker; five great grandchildren; sister and brothers, Catherine Schaaphok, Stuart (Deb) Vanden Akker, Melvin Vanden Akker; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Arlene Oosterhouse, Carole (Reg) Babbey, Carol Laninga, and Richard (Chantra) Laninga. The family wishes to thank the staff of Faith Hospice for their wonderful care of Ray. Visitation will be held at Park Christian Reformed Church (1496 W. 32nd Street, Holland) on Thursday, October 11 from 4 - 8 pm. The funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday, October 12 at Park CRC, with Rev. Reg Babbey and Rev. Dan Steen officiating. Interment in Winchester Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods. 

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

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