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

Dorothy Jean (Vander Slik) Apol 
Visitation:  Wednesday from 6 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home and Thursday from 10 - 10:45 am at Cutlerville East CRC prior to the service
Service: 11 am Thursday, January 16 at Cutlerville East CRC, 501 68th St. SE

Cemetery:  Blain
Memorials: World Renew, 400 76th St SW #17, Byron Center, MI 49315 or Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding Ave SE, Ada, MI 49301

 Dorothy Jean (Vander Slik) Apol, age 97 of Cutlerville, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, January 10, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John Apol; grandson, Ben Rustemeyer; infant great-granddaughter, Savannah Visser; and siblings, Cora Warsen, Lyda Lemmen, and Junior Vander Slik. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, John Apol (Judy), Carol Rustemeyer, James Apol (Ludy), Carla Weidenaar, Connie Sztengel (Victor), and Cheryl Kuipers (Ivan); 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lucille Apol; many nieces and nephews. In addition to raising six children, Dorothy enjoyed flower gardening, was active in her church as a long-time member of the choir and the "Stitchers", and worked at a fabric store for many years. The family will greet visitors on Wednesday, January 15, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Stroo Funeral Home, and Thursday, January 16, from 10 - 10:45 a.m. at Cutlerville East Christian Reformed Church, 501 68th St. SE, where the funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ed Visser officiating. Interment will be in Blain Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to World Renew or Hospice of Michigan. 


1095 68TH ST SE


# Phil Apol 2020-01-16 12:01
we wish to send our condolences on the death of your mom. Dorothy is nearly the last of
this generation of Apols to pass into eternity. While we mourn your loss with you, we celebrate her eternal gain.
I remember Aunt Dorothy’s hospitality the many times we visited for extended family get-togethers at their home,
We hope her passing brings to light many stories you did not know of Dorothy’s faith, hope, and love, expressed quietly through the years.
“Blessed are those who die in the Lord; they rest from their labors, and their works follow after them.”
# Mark and Beth Apol 2020-01-16 02:24
So sorry to hear about Aunt Dorothy. I can remember when she, Uncle John, Cheryl and Connie came to eastern Washington to visit me on the farm in the early 70s. We had a great time! And then some years later she and Uncle John showed up at our wedding in Texas! That was such a nice surprise. Great memories. Love to you all.
# amy visser 2020-01-15 13:38
Such a wonderful,lovin g,caring person she was. She will be so so missed. Praying for all of you!
Amy, Lexie, Coby, and Noah

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