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

Marianne Helmholdt 
Visitation: Saturday, September 7, from 10 - 11 am at Stroo Funeral Home followed by the service at 11 AM
Service: 11 am Saturday, September 7, at Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 68th St. SE

Memorials: Paws with a Cause, 4646 Division Ave S, Wayland, MI 49348

                                                                                                  Helmholdt, Marianne

                                                                                             07/11/1936 - 08/17/2019

Marianne Helmholdt, age 83, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Helmholdt, her mother, June Beak, father, Roger Turner, stepfather, Harold Beak, stepmother, Evelyn Turner, in laws, Gerald and Isabelle Helmholdt, brother in law and sister in law, Jerry and Judy Helmholdt. She will be lovingly missed by her children, Holly (Joseph) Wagner and Dr. Andrew (Tonya) Helmholdt; grandchildren, Joshua (Caitlin) and Jacob (Sara)  Bowman, Hannah and Olivia Helmholdt; great grandchildren, Reagan and Addilee Bowman. She will also be missed by sisters, Barbara Kuiper and Carol (Lary) Hoezee, brother in law and sister in law, Charles and Diane Helmholdt, sister in law, Barbara Helmholdt; many nieces and nephews. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved her family very much, Marianne was an avid reader and an amazing cook. She enjoyed her time employed at the Girl Scout Council as the Shop Manager. She and Bill spent many summers on their boat and also enjoyed spending time with many cherished friends over the years. Marianne was an active member of Hope Reformed Church since marrying Bill in 1958. A memorial service will be held 11 am, Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 68th Street, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49508. The family will greet visitors one hour prior to the service. Pastor Kevin Guetschow will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Paws with a Cause in lieu of flowers. Online condolences can be made at


1095 68TH ST SE


# Sally Hunter 2019-08-28 15:51
My most heartfelt sympathy to Holly & Andrew & families. I was truly blessed to have worked with Marianne at the Girl Scouts. She brought a ray of was sunshine to the office every day. She spoke of you both often, and was so very proud of you!

Marianne was a beautiful woman, inside and out, with a joyous soul. May God comfort you in the coming days. Share your memories of your Mom often!

- Sally Ditmar Boeskool Hunter
# Andrew Helmholdt 2019-08-21 01:42
We miss you SO much but find absolute
comfort in knowing you are with dad. Your quick departure after our conversation on Saturday was certainly a surprise but now we know you were off to surprise dad for his birthday on Sunday. Thank you for giving us a great life. Such happiness it brings us to know that you can see again and walk with Jesus. We love you mom.
# James & Sue Fodorp 2019-08-20 22:13
Our condolences to the many,many friends and especially family of. Marianne. She was one of a million who enjoyed life,church,and family. May God bless her and Bill.

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