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 


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Service Information

William M. Ten Haaf MD 

Visitation:  Saturday, January 9, from 11 am - 2 pm at Byron Center Bible Church, 8855 Byron Center Ave. SW  
Service: 4 pm Sunday, January 10 at Byron Center Bible Church, 8855 Byron Center Ave. SW

Cemetery: Private - Blain
Memorials: Byron Center Bible Church Haiti Fund, 8855 Byron Center Ave. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315



William M. Ten Haaf, age 68, of Byron Center, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Along with serving many years as a general surgeon in Grand Rapids, Bangladesh and Togo, he spent the last 17 years training surgeons in Les Cayes, Haiti, as Medical Director at Centre de Santé Lumière. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen; his parents, Jan and Fredericka Ten Haaf; brothers, Alexander and Anthony; father-in-law, Armond Bierema, and brother-in-law, Harold Punter. William will be lovingly remembered by his children, Rachel Ten Haaf (Erika Almenara), James (Jennifer) Ten Haaf; grandchildren, Liam and Maren; brothers and sisters, Elizabeth (Mark) Westrate, Ellen Westrate, William L. Ten Haaf, Mildred (Robert) Hilliker, Margaret (Gordon) Bonzelaar, Shirley (Andrew) Wyngarden, Butch (MaryAnne) Ten Haaf, Brian (Sara) Ten Haaf, Eric (Karie) Ten Haaf; mother-in-law, Patricia Bierema; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Ronald (Patti) Bierema, Richard (Marie) Bierema, Timothy (Herminia) Bierema, Thomas Bierema, Bethany (Philip) Bivins; many nieces and nephews. In keeping with social distancing guidelines, the family will greet visitors Saturday, January 9 at Byron Center Bible Church from 11am-2pm. The funeral service will be held Sunday, January 10 at 4pm at Byron Center Bible Church, 8855 Byron Center Ave., SW, with Pastor Richard McCarrell officiating. There will be a private interment at Blain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Byron Center Bible Church Haiti Fund.  THE SERVICE WILL BE LIVE STREAMED AT

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# Robert Hilliker 2021-01-07 23:20
Dr Bill you will be so missed, but we know you are in a much better place.
I would like to say a big thank you to all of Dr Bills siblings that helped so much with his care, and his younger Brother John TenHaaf and Donna for giving a beutiful chair for Bill to use and be comfortable in as much as possible, and you had the privilege to spend time with him as well.
May God bless every one during this hard time
# Susan Hager 2021-01-07 16:47
I am so sorry for your family’s loss . He was a wonderful man .
Susan Hager ( Julie Helms mother in law and Andy’s mother )
# Nora Léon 2021-01-07 14:34
A man who served God and mankind so well! He forever touched the people of Haiti in his caring, compassionate, and God-reflecting way! Dr Bill is now a gem in heaven!
# Sue Bruggink Edema 2021-01-06 23:18
Prayers for your family! What a loss to so many!
# Whitney Baker 2021-01-06 23:03
Dearest James, Jen, and extended family,
My heart is broken to hear this news regarding Dr. Bill, and yet i am greatly rejoicing in the fact that he is now healthy and whole, standing in the presence of his beloved Savior JESUS CHRIST, as well as reunited with his wife Karen, whom he loved and missed so much.
My continued love and prayers for you all.
Love in Christ, Whitney Baker

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