Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
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Michael A. Vos - Owner / Manager
 Robert K. Stroo - Owner / President 


Autsema Sharon

Service Information

Sharon Kay Autsema
Visitation: Wednesday, December 23, from 1 - 3 PM at Cornerstone Church, 1675 84th St. SE, Caledonia, MI 49316
Service: Private family service at 3:15 PM Wednesday, December 23. (See live-streaming instructions in the obituary below)

Memorials: Cornerstone Church, -or- WCSG Christian Radio,  3181 Bradford St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Sharon Kay Autsema, age 65, is sitting in the loving arms of Jesus our Savior. She will forever be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her husband of 44 years, Alex Autsema; her children, Brenda (Travis) Mulcahy, Jennifer Bailey, Philip (Heather) Autsema; six favorite grandchildren, Gage and Ciara Mulcahy, Paige and Madison Autsema-Bailey, Kylor and Jaxson Autsema; her father, Louis Miedema; her sisters, Cindi (Lace) Waldron, Sandy (Charley) Westhouse; sisters-in-law, Ina (Don) Jansen, Marti (Ken) Steenwyk; as well as her nieces, nephews, and many cousins. Sharon was preceded in death by her mother, Florence Miedema, sister, Annette Miedema; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Grace and John Autsema; and brother-in-law, Don Autsema. Sharon loved the Lord; she loved her family; and she loved life. Well done, good and faithful servant. Sharon was born and raised in the Moline - Wayland area, and lived in Kentwood for many years. A graduate of South Christian High School and GRCC, Sharon worked in the dental industry for 18 years and finished her career with another 18 years at Calvin University. She enjoyed being involved with many arts and crafts, and loved camping. A visitation for family and friends will be held at Cornerstone Church, 1675 84th Street SE, Caledonia, on Wednesday, December 23, from 1 - 3 PM. Due to current size restrictions of 25 people or less, a private family memorial service will be held at 3:15 PM. The service will be live-streamed on the church's YouTube channel. Search YouTube for "Cornerstone Church Grand Rapids 84th Street Campus". Please consider a memorial donation to either Cornerstone Church or WCSG Christian Radio.

1095 68TH ST SE


# Candy/Chuck Vacanti 2021-01-26 01:02
Alex, Chuck and I just heard about Sharon’s passing we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
# Steven&Carol Meyer 2021-01-20 20:39
Dear Alex and family, So very sorry to hear of Sharon's passing and you have our deepest sympathy. It was so good to see you both at the bonfire this fall. May God be with you and give you His peace.
# Curt Sheri Parker 2021-01-15 10:41
Alex and family. We have the greatest memories of Sharon camping at church and whenever we saw your family. Deepest Condolences
She will be greatly missed!!
# Randy/Rhonda VanderG 2020-12-29 15:37
Alex and family, so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing! It was so nice to see you guys again this fall. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers .
# Dick and Carol Bover 2020-12-28 23:36
So sorry to hear about Sharon's passing. Seems like such a short time ago our kids were in school together and we all attended Kelloggsville young adults. May you feel God's peace and love.
# Deb VandenAkker 2020-12-28 18:48
Alex and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sharon was a wonderful co-worker with me for many years. Always kind and cheerful. My prayers will be with you for the hard months to come.
# Tina Cummings 2020-12-27 22:57
Sharon was one of my dearest friends. We shared many good times together through the years. We met at work over 20 years ago and have remained good friends ever since. My heart is truly broken. Condolences to Alex and the rest of her family. She will be greatly missed.
# Mike / Mary Braat 2020-12-25 22:58
Our hearts go out to the family at this time. Sharon is where she wants to be and we are happy she is now safe and not suffering. God bless everyone in this time of year. We will keep you in our prayers.
# Denny Januszkiewicz 2020-12-23 13:07
Condolences and prayers to the Autsema family during this time of reflection and celebration of Sharon's life.
# Tim & Debby Jones 2020-12-22 16:33
Dear Alex and Family, Debby and I are shocked and very sorry to hear about Sharon's passing. You guys were great friends and a blessing to have spent time with over may years. Please stay strong. Much love and prayers for healing. Tim and Debby.
# Linda WILKINSON 2020-12-21 22:25
Alex and family I am so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing please know that you all are in my prayers and thoughts,
# Steve Schultz 2020-12-21 16:28
One of the nicest people I have ever met. She was in the office my first day of work as a new graduate. She approached each day with kindness and humor.
# Tom & Ila Wilson 2020-12-20 21:22
Alex and family, so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. Prayers for all of you during this difficult time. So many good memories of our couples' group at KCRC and hanging out. It was good to see you both this fall at the bonfire. We never know the days we have left. Sharon was a blessing to all who knew her.
# Ken/Marti Steenwyk 2020-12-19 22:45
Our hearts are broken but knowing that Sharon is safe in the arms of Jesus gives us comfort and hope that one day we will see each other soon! She overcame many physical challenges and always had a positive and grateful outlook on life. We will miss her greatly!

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