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

 Carolynn Lee Ruehs

Visitation: Friday, May 27, from 5 to 7 PM at Stroo Funeral Home 

Also, 1 hour prior to the service at the church, Saturday, May 28

Service:  Saturday, May 28, at 11 AM at Alaska Baptist Church, 7240 68th St. SE, Caledonia, 49316  

Memorials: Alaska Baptist Church Mission Fund  https://alaskabaptist.org/


Carolynn Lee Ruehs, age 80, of Dutton, MI, passed away and into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, April 30, 2022.  Carolynn valiantly fought lymphoma for 7 years.  She was preceded in death by her parents Tom and Marian Forward; step-mother, Nelvina Forward; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Norman and Darlene Ruehs.  She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Fred; 3 daughters, Traci (Chad) Kious, Terri Sue (Scott) Nibbelink, and Tina (Derek) Schultz; grandchildren, Carly and Mitchell Kious, Celia, Elaina and Ryan Nibbelink, Taylor (Grant) Jelsema, and Sam Schultz; brother, Robert (Faye) Forward; sister, Patty Neese; sister-in-law, Mary (Tony) Molis.  Carolynn attended Alaska Baptist Church for nearly 70 years, where she met Jesus and loved her church friends.  Visitation will be held on Friday, May 27, from 5 - 7 PM, at Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 - 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508, as well as the hour prior to the Celebration of Life service that will be held on Saturday, May 28, at 11 AM, at Alaska Baptist Church, 7240 68th St. SE, Caledonia, MI 49316.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alaska Baptist Church Mission Fund.

STROO FUNERAL HOME
1095 68TH ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508 
Comments  
# Bill Bartlett 2022-05-11 13:48
We have such loving memories of Carolynn and
And Fred helping and caring for so many
People in the church. Truly a wonderful
example of a Christ follower..
Bill and Jeanne Bartlett
# Nancy Slager 2022-05-04 21:01
God called his beautiful Angel home. Thank you for showing Christ light through out your life. You are greatly missed.
Please God put your loving arms around Fred, Tracy,Terri, and Tina and families. Comfort them in all the days ahead.
# Nancee Dutcher 2022-05-04 19:33
Dick and I are deeply sorry for the loss of such a wonderful woman! Our prayers or with your family!
Dick and Nancee Dutcher
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