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.holwerdaflorist.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

Robert Benjamin Upper 
Service: 11 am Thursday, August 22, at Byron Center Bible Church, 8855 Byron Center Ave SW, Byron Center, MI 49315
Cemetery:  Winegar, Wednesday, August 7, at 10 am 
Memorials: Gideons International Bibles, https://www.gideons.org/
or Adventures in Missions, The World Race #3
Hannah Cushman: (www.worldrace.org)

 


 

Robert Benjamin Upper, age 96, of Byron Center, went to be with his Lord on Monday, August 5, 2019. Bob taught math and science in Christian schools in Massachusetts and Michigan for most of his life. He served in Swaziland for Trans World Radio from 1984 to 1995. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 60 years, Phyllis; his daughter, Sara (John) Cushman; grandchildren, Hannah, Deborah, Benjamin, Daniel Cushman; and brother-in-law, Reid Minich. His parents, Benjamin and Esther Upper, preceded him in death. A committal service was held on Wednesday, August 7, at Winegar Cemetery.  A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, August 22, at Byron Center Bible Church, 8855 Byron Center Ave. SW.  Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International Bibles or Adventures in Missions, The World Race #3 (Hannah Cushman: www.worldrace.org) as Bob's granddaughter will be working in Swaziland among other countries on a yearlong mission trip. 
 
STROO FUNERAL HOME
1095 68TH ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508 

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