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

John W. Carrel 
Visitation:  Friday from 6 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home
Service: 11 am Saturday, July 20, at Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 68th St. SE

Cemetery:  Garfield Park Cemetery
Memorials: The Gideons International Processing Center
P.O. Box 97251, 
Washington, DC 20090-7251

 John W. Carrel, age 88, of Wyoming, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. John proudly served in the Air Force during the Korean War.  He retired from the City of Grand Rapids and was a member of the Gideons for over 35 years. He taught Sunday School for many years and was also known by many as Coach Carrel. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Patricia Carrel; his children, Rev. James (Caryn) Carrel, Dr. Daniel (Bonny) Carrel, John David Carrel, Tim Carrel; step-daughter, Laura Hulst; 16 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and brother-in-law, John Manoogian.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine; his sister, Rosie Bloem and brother-in-law, Harry Bloem. The family will greet visitors on Friday, July 19, from 6 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, July 20, with Rev. James Carrel officiating. Interment will be in Garfield Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of John may be made to Gideons International. 


1095 68TH ST SE


# Thomas DeHaan 2019-07-18 23:00
To all the Carrel family. John lived with my family for several years and was more like a brother to me, Carolyn and Fred. I remember as a little boy looking up to John as I went to all his basketball and softball games. He certainly loved sports. Now that he’s no longer with us, I still have fond memories that will always be with me. I will make a donation to the Gideons in John's name as I know that’s his favorite charity.
# Ron Hofstra 2019-07-18 16:34
Hi Carrell family. Our Pinery Park family was something special and your family played a big part of it. I'll be out of town so I'll miss the chance to see you. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers..
# Tom & Pam Hooker 2019-07-17 21:23
We will truly miss the great man of God. Carrel family, we will miss the visitation and funeral as we are with the group in Word of Life but know you are all in our prayers for comfort. God Bless.

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