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


Eastern Floral & Gift
(616) 949-2200 or toll-free (800) 494-2202

Ludema’s Floral
(616) 452-2961

Sunnyslope Floral
(616) 457-5531 or toll-free (800) 765-9229

Holwerda Floral and Gifts
(616) 878-9696

Wyoming Stuyvesant Floral
(616) 532-2315


Holiday Inn Express Suites South
6569 Clay Ave. SW; Grand Rapids, MI 49548
(800) 875-6000

Comfort Suites South
7644 Caterpillar Ct. SW; Grand Rapids, MI 49548
(616) 301-2255

Hampton Inn Grand Rapids South
755 54th St. SW; Grand Rapids, MI 49509
(616) 261-5500

Hyatt Place Grand Rapids Wyoming
2150 Metro Lane SW; Wyoming, MI 49519
(616) 724-1234

Baymont Inn and Suites / Byron Center
8282 Pfeiffer Farms Dr. SW; Byron Center, MI 49315 
(616) 583-9535



Service Information

Gerald Richard "Dick" Shepard

Service: None at this time - Spring 2021

Memorials: Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook St. SE, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 or a charity of your choice


Gerald Richard “Dick” Shepard, aged 73, of Cobb Lake, Wayland, MI, was called to his heavenly home on Friday, February 5, 2021.  Dick proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and was the past Post Commander of AmVets Post #126. He retired from Coca Cola after 33 years of service. Dick enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, golfing, and pontooning on Cobb Lake. He was preceded in death by his son, Rick Shepard; son-in-law, Tim Roberts; and his parents, Gerald and Carolyn Shepard. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 53 years, Karon; daughter, Jody Roberts; son, Scott (Sherry) Shepard; grandchildren, Samantha (Matt) Rakowski, Jessica Roberts, Xac Shepard, Lauren Shepard, Cody Shepard, Scott Shepard Jr., and Dillon Roberts; great granddaughters, Madyson, Marlee, and Violet; his siblings, Doug (Lorrie), David (Patty), Debbie, Dan (Lynn); and many nieces and nephews. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and the family will hold a celebration of life in the Spring at Dick and Karon’s home on Cobb Lake.  Contributions can be made in his memory to Faith Hospice or a charity of one’s choice.

1095 68TH ST SE


# Richards Family 2021-02-09 01:05
As neighbors & friends we will miss that friendly smile oxwishing the many memories you have built over the years will bring comfort to your Family OX
I know You & Dave will be watching over us from above.
Karon we're just a call away STAY SAFE XOXO Always in my thoughts MY Friend OX
# Paul & Mary Baumgart 2021-02-06 16:08
Our love and deepest condolences go out to the family of this loving soul lost too soon. The Shepherds hold a special place in our hearts and we lift our prayers for your broken hearts. May your hearts heaviness by lighten by grace.
# Eva Pritchard 2021-02-06 15:01
Im so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you.

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