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

Charles E. Houck

Visitation: Sunday, October 24 from 4 - 7 pm and Monday, October 25 prior to the service from 10 - 11 am at Stroo Funeral Home
Service: 11 am Monday, October 25 at Stroo Funeral Home

Cemetery: Rosedale Memorial Park
Memorials: World Renew, 1700 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

The service will be live-streamed by going to Stroo Funeral Home Inc. Facebook

Charles E. Houck, age 93, of Kentwood, was called to his heavenly home on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Barbara on May 4, 2021, and a son-in-law, Albert Boonstra. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Douglas A. Houck of Tacoma, WA, Gail C. Boonstra of Belleville, Ontario, Glenda D. (Randall) Redburn of Grand Rapids, MI, Kimberly S. Houck of Wyoming, MI, Jeffrey S. Houck, of Grand Rapids, MI, Jill M. (Tom) Frieswyk of Traverse City, MI; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Chuck served our country in the Army National Guards and was a truck driver and retired from Roadway Express. During retirement, he and his wife enjoyed working with Roving Volunteers in Christ's Service (RVICS), which allowed them to travel throughout the country. He also volunteered for Wedgwood Christian Services and Crossroad Ministries. He enjoyed woodworking, jigsaw puzzles, word search, playing games, and loved listening and singing along to gospel music. The family will greet visitors on Sunday, October 24, from 4 - 7 pm, and Monday, October 25 from 10 - 11 am at Stroo Funeral Home, where the funeral service will begin at 11 am. Rev. Lew VanderMeer will officiate. The service will be live streamed by visiting Stroo Funeral Home Inc. Facebook. Interment will be in Rosedale Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to World Renew.


1095 68TH ST SE
# Paula Dykstra 2021-10-24 18:22
We are so sorry for your loss. Chuck was a wonderful “Grandpa” to Dan. We will never forget his kindness to us. Prayers for all of you ❤️
# Kim Nyp 2021-10-22 13:52
It was a great honor for me to become part of your family and call him dad. So many great memories of your dad and mom. Missing them both already. Until we meet again in Heaven may you Rest In Peace.
# Joni Zieger 2021-10-21 20:28
Joni Zieger Chuck was a wonderful wonderful man and I shall never forget the care and the attention did he gave to his wife BARBARA. He was there all the time for her pulling out her chair helping her get her clothes on and off helping her come to the organ class and he reminded me of a little mother hen taking care of his chick which was the love of his life. Chuck was a jewel and I will always cherish his friendship and the kindness that he showed to me as a friend.
# Sandy and Rolf Bouma 2021-10-21 18:48
Our hearts are full. Full of gratitude for a life well lived in Christ’s service for others. Full of sympathy for family and friends. May we all continue to live our lives in the same spirit that Chuck did.
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