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

Gladys Joanne Kuipers 

Service: Private

Cemetery:  Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
Memorials: South Christian High School, 7979 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Byron Center, MI 49315

or the Foundation for Vision Research, 5030 Cascade Rd., Grand Rapids, MI 49546. 


Gladys Joanne Kuipers, age 86, of Grand Rapids, joined her Savior in heaven after several months of acute dementia on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Daughter of Nick and Stella TeBos of Falmouth, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold on May 11, 1996; her sister-in-law, Ruth TeBos; and her Kuipers' siblings, Alfred and Fanna, John and Jeanette (Rich Gruessing), Stena and John Warsen (Grace Warsen), Nelson and Harriet, Jeanette and Adrian VanderHeide (Case Koetje), Pete and Nora Mae, James, Richard Euwema, Carol Kuipers. Gladys was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who was a wonderful caregiver and loved serving others. She will be deeply missed by her children, Mary and Don Westhouse, Rog and Sue Kuipers, Ron and Barb Kuipers; her nine grandchildren and their spouses; 20 great grandchildren; her brothers, Marvin, Jerry (Mary) TeBos; in-laws, Harriet Kuipers, Agnes Euwema, Don Kuipers; and many wonderful friends.  Due to restrictions there will be a private family committal in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens with Rev. Brian Vos officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to South Christian High School or the Foundation for Vision Research, 5030 Cascade Rd., Grand Rapids, MI 49546. 
1095 68TH ST SE


# Ann boluyt hackney 2020-05-14 22:47
My mom spoke fondly of remembering
ing meeting her mom was Jean helen
Sluiter.I have fond memories of visiting uncle
Nick and stelles to play pool.
God bless you all
# Margo Dean 2020-05-14 18:28
I and my six sister brothers and sisters grew up next door to Mrs. Kuipers. She told me a few years ago when I ran into her at the airport, that she and my mom were prayer partners...some thing I had not known. She was a great woman of faith and a great neighbor. Our family will always remember her with fondness. God's blessings to you Mary, Rog and Ron.

Margo Dean
# Cathy Dean Haarstad 2020-05-14 13:58
I will always remember her wonderful laugh, her sparkle and energy and her willingness to forgive me for picking off the heads of her flowers when I was nine. Blessings and prayers for Mrs. Kuipers and her family.
# Henry Damsteegt 2020-05-14 01:27
Gladys...Mrs. Kuipers as she was always known to me...was a dear friend of my mother for many years. Working at the thrift store, going out for breakfast, going on day trips. If my mom was with her fun and laughter was the result. Thank you, Mrs. Kuipers, for sharing your life with my mom. Ron, you have been blessed with a Godly father and mother. I have been blessed to have known them. Both were sincere, kind and genuine. God's grace and comfort rest on both you and Barb.

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