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 



Service Information

Diane Mary Sytsma 

Visitation:  At Heritage Baptist Church - Friday, November 6, from 6 - 8 pm, 1570 60th St. SE 
Service: 11 am Saturday, November 7, at Heritage Baptist Church, 1570 60th St. SE

Memorials: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of West MI, 3680 44th St SE STE 201, Kentwood, MI 49512 

or Child Evangelism Fellowship Grand Valley Chapter, 100 S. Pine St. Suite 135, Zeeland, MI 49464 

or Grand Rapids Christian School, 2300 Plymouth Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506


Diane Mary Sytsma, age 58, of Wayland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Diane had a passion for American Sign Language and the deaf community. She taught ASL at Grand Rapids Christian and Public Schools.  She loved playing the flute and was a member of the West Michigan Flute Association.  She also enjoyed crafting, including knitting, quilting, and crocheting. Her parents, Deane and Mary DePeel preceded her in death. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 30 years, Tim; her children, Luke Sytsma, Anna Sytsma, and Josiah (fiancée, Sarah) Sytsma; brother, Rex DePeel; parents-in-law, James and Marilyn Sytsma. The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, November 6, from 6 - 8 pm at Heritage Baptist Church, 1570 60th St. SE, where the memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 7, at 11 am with Pastor Dave Graef officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of W. Michigan or Child Evangelism Fellowship Grand Valley Chapter, or Grand Rapids Christian School.

1095 68TH ST SE

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