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 

 

Carlson Ken

Service Information

KENNETH CARLSON 
Visitation: Monday, September 9, from 1 - 4 and 6 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home. 1095 68th St. SE
Service: 11 am Tuesday, September 10, at Providence Christian Reformed Church, 7730 Eastern Ave. SE

Cemetery: Winchester
Memorials: Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook St. SE, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 https://faithhospicecare.org/donate/

 

Kenneth Carlson, age 76, of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, and went home to be with his Lord on Friday, September 6, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on April 16, 1943 in Detroit, MI, Ken was raised in Northport, MI. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Germany for three years during the Vietnam War. He retired from General Motors after 32 years and went on to work for American RV/Camping World.  Ken will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years, Pat; his children, Amy (Greg) Diekevers, Bruce Carlson, Kevin (Kris) Carlson; grandchildren, Ryan (Angela) Bouwman, Stephanie (Rich) Senneker, Brianna Carlson, Zachary Carlson, Kaitlyn (Justin) Pepper, Hailey Carlson, Grady Carlson; step-grandchildren, Jonathon (Amanda), Justin (Pam), Matthew (Morgan), Tyler Diekevers; Jordan Garcia; five great grandchildren, Addilyn, Lucas, Aaron, Ellie, Grayson; sister, Jean (Jerry) Cummins; eight brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews The family will greet visitors on Monday, September 9, from 1 - 4 and 6 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, September 10, at Providence Christian Reformed Church, 7730 Eastern Ave. SE, with Pastor Bob Boersma and Pastor J.B. Wernlund officiating. Interment will be in Winchester Cemetery. Contributions in honor of Ken may be made to Faith Hospice. 

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

Comments  

# Diane & Joe 2019-09-09 13:09
We are so sorry for your loss, you have our deepest sympathy. The first time we met Ken, he was so kind and made us feel like part of your family. Our prayers are with you.
# Katie Brown 2019-09-09 13:06
Ken was always one of my favorite people to work with. I looked forward to our chats when he had a chance to stop by the front desk at ARV or when we could catch up in the break room or around the dealership. My thoughts and prayers are with Ken's family and friends. He was an awesome guy and will be greatly missed. He's definitely one of the people I've missed working most over these last few years. And he always gave the BEST hugs! Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers to the Carlson family!
# Jim and Sue Snyder 2019-09-09 12:23
Pat and family,

We are so so sorry for this loss and pray that you feel God's arms around you. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. We would like to be there to hug each and everyone of you as we just recently been through this and know how much that means. However, we will be out of town this whole week. Peace and the love of God be with you!

Jim and Sue
# Sam Hamilton 2019-09-07 20:30
I met Ken about 3 and a half years ago on the Good Life softball team. He was a great team mate and someone I could talk to, relate to, and joke with. He was a fine individual and will truly be missed.
I pray for God's love to comfort the family.

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