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

F. Ryder Overstreet Jr.  

Service: Private

Cemetery:  Ft. Custer National Cemetery
Memorials: Kindred Hospice, 625 Kenmoor Ave. SE #115, Grand Rapids,  MI 49546


F. Ryder Overstreet, Jr., age 86, of Grand Rapids, MI passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020 due to complications from COVID-19. He was born in New York, NY, on January 2, 1934, to Francis Ryder, Sr. and Mildred (Voorhis) Overstreet. Ryder proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War, stationed in Sault Ste. Marie. He was a graduate of Indiana University and went on to work for Campbell Soup Company for 37 1/2 years prior to retiring. With a love for hockey, Ryder was one of the founders of Grand Rapids Youth Hockey and served on the Michigan Hockey Board. His favorite event was the Indy 500, a longstanding family tradition, which he attended 68 times.  In retirement, Ryder and Julie enjoyed spending summers in Spring Lake, MI and their winters in Bonita Springs, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his brothers, Barry and Clark Overstreet.  Ryder will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Julie; his son, Jeff (Lori) Overstreet, his daughter, Jill (Travis) Calvert; his grandchildren, Tyler and Justin Overstreet, Jessica Overstreet and Connor Calvert; great granddaughter, Simone Taylor; as well as his nieces and nephews. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, private family services will be held. Contributions in memory of Ryder may be made to Kindred Hospice, in appreciation for the wonderful care they provided.

1095 68TH ST SE


# Matthew Coghlan 2020-06-30 00:44
With deepest sympathy Jessica, to you and all the Overstreet Family.
# Mark Joni Baragar 2020-06-28 16:02
Sorry to hear about your loss.Our prayers are with you.
# Maryalice Hartley 2020-06-27 19:11
I'm very sorry to hear about your Grandfather Jessica. I'm thinking of you and your family and I send my deepest sympathy.
# Scot Matkovich 2020-06-25 15:00
Very sorry to hear the news of Jessica's grandfather and Simone's great-grandfath er. My condolences to the entire family.
# Giacomo Ruotolo 2020-06-25 14:49
My deepest sympathy Jessica, to you and your family.
# Marialuisa Andreasso 2020-06-24 23:11
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Overstreet family.
# Kathy Burge 2020-06-24 22:10
Julie, thank you for letting me know that Ryder passed away. I was so sorry to hear this sad news, especially that he died of COVID-19. Please extend my sympathy to Jeff and Jill and their families. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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