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

 John T. Sterk
Visitation: At First Byron Christian Reformed Church, 8541 Byron Center Ave. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315 on Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 4:00 - 5:45 PM  
Service: 6:00 PM Thursday, November 17, at First Byron Christian Reformed Church, followed by supper and a time of fellowship  

Cemetery: Winchester  
Memorials: Byron Center Christian Schools OR South Christian High School

John T. Sterk, age 87, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, November 12, 2022, surrounded by his family in the comfort of his home. John was a member of First Byron Christian Reformed Church, where he served as a Deacon and Superintendent of Sunday School. He also served on the School Board for Byron Center Christian School, and was a member of the Byron Center Chess Club. Before his M.S. of 47 years, John graduated Calvin College, proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, and went on to own his own business, Preferred Decorating, a painting and wallpapering company. John was a loving and devoted husband to his wife, Barbara; father to Olivia Sterk (baby deceased), Laurie and Bob Brower, Mary and Jeff Applehof, Robert Sterk (deceased), and Janet Bing; grandfather to Trevor and Lauren, Nolan, Tara and Ryan, Austin (deceased), Taylor and John, Staci and Jim, Hunter, and Zachery; and the great grandfather of four children. John was the brother of Ida DeVries, Bill (deceased) and Marlene Sterk, Pete (deceased) and Vonnie Sterk, Ann and Dave Reiffer, Orville Sterk (deceased), Frank and Verlie Sterk, Sam and Diane Sterk, Henry Sterk, Shirley and Warren (deceased) Hofman, Leonard (Jan - deceased) and Gayla Gabrielse, Jim Gabrielse (deceased) and Sue and Lee Glomski, Randy and Barb Gabrielse. John's family will greet relatives and friends at First Byron Christian Reformed Church, 8541 Byron Center Ave. SW, on Thursday, November 17, from 4:00 - 5:45 PM. A memorial service will follow at 6:00 PM, with Rev. Ron Noorman officiating. The service will be live-streamed at https://firstbyroncrc.org/ (choose "watch live"). Following the service, guests are invited to remain at church for supper and a time of fellowship. Interment will be in Winchester Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Byron Center Christian Schools or South Christian High School. 

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