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 



Service Information

Sam Tjepkema 
Visitation: Thursday from 6 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home and Friday from 12 - 1 pm at First Byron Center CRC followed by the service
Service: 1 pm Friday, March 29 at First Byron Center CRC, 8541 Byron Center Ave. SW, Byron Center, 49315

Cemetery: Winchester
Memorials: First Byron Center CRC Mission Fund

 Samuel "Sam" Tjepkema, age 95, of Byron Center, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Sam proudly served his country in the Army during WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret. Sam will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Ann (Berkenpas) Tjepkema; his children, Jacqueline Cockram, Ronald (Carol) Tjepkema, Linda (Steve) Schroeder, Nancy (Jerry) Berkenpas, Judy (Dave) Meyering, Charles (Tammy) Tjepkema, Luanne (Michael) Buikema; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; his step-children; Marvin (Marcia) Berkenpas, Tom (Niki) Berkenpas, Carol (Dave) Veltema, and Gord (Shelly) Berkenpas. The family will greet visitors on Thursday, March 28, from 6 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home and on Friday, March 29, from 12 - 1 pm at First Byron Center, Christian Reformed Church, 8541 Byron Center Ave. SW,  where the funeral service will be held at 1 PM, Pastor Tom Groelsema officiating. Interment will be in Winchester Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to First Byron Center CRC Mission Fund. 

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


# Robert Mast 2019-03-30 23:25
To the Family of Sam Tjepkema,
May fond memories of Sam bring you comfort during this difficult time in your life. Look back on all the good years, and memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these before he passed away. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Personally I am honored and blessed to have known Sam, during the last four years living at the same facility, We enjoyed many meals together, also our weekly Rook games where we both being competitive enjoyed winning the games. He was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss him. Please accept my sincere condolences. Robert Mast
# Pam and Mike Young 2019-03-27 20:35
We send our condolences and prayers to the whole family of Sam. He lived a long and faith driven life. Sam enjoyed his large family and will certainly be missed. He is now in a glorious place with no more pain and suffering.Memor ies will be held dear to your hearts!

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