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

William Docter 
Visitation:  None
Service: Held at a later date

Cemetery: Winchester 
Memorials: South Christian High School, 7979 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Byron Center, MI 49315 https://www.schs.org/

 William Docter, age 85, of Byron Center, heard the words "Well done, good and faithful servant", as he passed into his  eternal home on March 29, 2020. He was born in Elburg, the Netherlands, on September 18, 1934, the third of four sons to Arend and Jacoba Docter. He emigrated when he was 15 years old, with his family, to the United States and lived the remainder of his life in West Michigan, where he met and married the love of his life, Tena (Teuntje), and raised their four children. Bill served for several years in the U.S. National Guards. He worked as a "DJ" in a Fremont radio station, sold Fuller-Brush products door-to-door, worked at Shaw-Walker in Muskegon for many years upholstering office furniture and moonlighted doing upholstery in his home, then struck out on his own with a carpet-cleaning franchise. He loved working outdoors in his garden and communicating with ham radio contacts around the world, as well as participating in Ottawa County's Amateur Radio Civil Emergency Services. He made many happy memories camping with his wife, Tena (Teuntje) and his family. Bill was always active in his church, volunteering wherever he was needed. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Tena; children, Nella (Tom) Scholten, Jackie (Ken) Hiskes, Carol (Randy) VanderMate, and Bill (Denise) Docter; 21 grandchildren and spouses/significant others, seven great grandchildren; one brother, and several sisters- and brothers-in-law. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arend and Jacoba; two brothers and their spouses; and one great-grandson. Due to recent health concerns, a private family committal service has taken place at Winchester Cemetery. A public memorial service at Covenant Christian Reformed Church will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to South Christian High School.

 

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

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