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

Gladys Joanne Kuipers 


Service: Private

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

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

Comments  

# Ann boluyt hackney 2020-05-14 22:47
My mom spoke fondly of Gladys.im remembering
ing meeting her too.my 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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