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 

 

Schmuker Darrell

Service Information

Darrell R. "Smoky" Schmuker
Visitation: Wednesday, June 12, from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home (Rosary at 7:30 pm), and Thursday, June 13, from 10 - 11 am at the church 
Service: 11 am Thursday, June 13, at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 1253 52nd St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49508

Cemetery: Resurrection
Memorials: Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook SE, Ste. 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Darrell R. "Smoky" Schmuker, age 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 7, 2019, surrounded by family. He attended Michigan State University and remained an avid lifelong MSU football and basketball fan. Smoky proudly served in the US Army Security Agency during the Korean War. In 1955, after completing his military service, he married his childhood sweetheart, Alice Brown. He and Alice are charter members of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Smoky went to work for Meijer, and retired as a Grocery Division Vice President in 1988 after 33 years of service. He enjoyed volunteering for MADD for many years, and served as a board member for five years. A dedicated family man, he enjoyed traveling far and wide, from family vacations in the station wagon to Antarctica and beyond. He will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife, Alice; their eight children, Joanne (Dan) Vanderstelt, Dennis (Rita) Schmuker, Stephen (Jean) Schmuker, Michael Schmuker, James (Jamie) Schmuker, Mary Therese (Scott) Mahoney, Bernadette Schmuker (James Overby), Gerald (Adriana) Schmuker; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; his sisters, Dolores Snyder, Theresa Johnson, Luann (Bill) Marsh; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Brown, Kathy (Duane) Perrin, and Gary Brown. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 12, from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited Wednesday evening at 7:30. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 am Thursday, June 13, at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 1253 52nd St. SE, Kentwood, with Fr. Peter Vu as celebrant. Entombment in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice in honor of the wonderful care provided to Smoky and his family. 

STROO FUNERAL HOME
1095 68TH ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508 

Comments  

# Patrick Worsham 2019-06-13 15:50
Enjoyed reading about your dad, Michael. Praying for you and your family during your time of loss.
# Ted and Tina Spehar 2019-06-10 21:39
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.So glad we got to meet Smoky and Alice at S.Padre Island. We will miss him.
# Alice Hammonds 2019-06-09 13:51
My prayers and thoughts are with the family. Michael remember Proverbs 3:5; Trust in the Lord with all your heart. He will give you peace

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