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

Wayne Peter Vander Wal 
Visitation:  Wednesday, October 2, from 5 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home
Service: 11 am Thursday, October 3, at Second Byron Center CRC,  7588 Byron Center Ave. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315

Cemetery:  Boynton Cemetery
Memorials: Anchor Point Christian School, 601 36th St. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509, or Parkinson's Foundation, 260 Jefferson Ave. SE, #210, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. 


On Monday, September 30, 2019, Wayne Peter Vander Wal, age 68, of Byron Center, entered into the arms of Jesus after living with Parkinson's for many years. Wayne retired from the City of Grand Rapids after 32 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his love of Westerns began at an early age.  He will be deeply missed by his wife of 39 years, Ruth (DeHaan); children, Paul (Julie) Vander Wal, Tami Vander Wal; grandchildren, Jenna Marie, Nixon Wayne, Jayce Peter; sisters and brothers, Pat (George) Nobel, Lavonne Smith, Louie (Jan) Vander Wal, Lois (Mike) Wise, Ruth Laman; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Robert (Dianne) DeHaan, Kathy (Russ) Romeyn; many nieces and nephews. The family will greet visitors on Wednesday, October 2, from 5 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, October 3 at Second Byron Center CRC, 7588 Byron Center Ave. SW with Rev. Adam Nordyke officiating. Interment will be in Boynton Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Wayne may be made to Anchor Point Christian School, 601 36th St. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509, or Parkinson's Foundation, 260 Jefferson Ave. SE, #210, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. 


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# Bob & Nancy Grevenst 2019-10-01 13:45
Ruth and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of a dear husband, father and grandfather. May God's comforting arms surround all of you during this difficult time giving you His comfort, peace and strength. Our sympathy, Bob and Nancy Grevenstuk
# Mike Boluyt 2019-10-01 00:44
Ruth and Family we are so sad to hear about your loss, but we know who holds the future! We will be praying for you guys! We are out of town and will not be able to attend the services, but we will be there in spirit and will be praying!

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