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

Grada Johanna Rietema (Voortman) 

Service: Held at a later date

Memorials: World Renew 1700 28th St SE, Grand Rapids MI 49508

or Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook St. SE #300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

 Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Grada Johanna Rietema (Voortman) peacefully passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at the age of 102 years. Grada was born on January 15, 1919 in Sheldon, Iowa, a daughter to John and Carrie (Heynen) Voortman. On August 27, 1940 she was united in marriage to Clarence Rietema in Kanawha, Iowa.  She and her husband enjoyed owning and operating a farm and then feed mill there. In 1960, Grada and Clarence moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan where they were long time members of Millbrook CRC.  Grada will be lovingly remembered by her living children, Fred (Trudy), Ken (Hanna), and Judy (Tom), and her eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Rietema, and daughter, Karen. The family would like to thank the staff of Lakeside Vista and  Faith Hospice for their loving care of Grada. A Committal Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to World Renew 1700 28th St SE, Grand Rapids MI 49508 or Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook St. SE #300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

1095 68TH ST SE


# Marla Slinger 2021-01-22 22:07
Aunt Grada always had a smile and a giggle that will be fondly remembered. Today she is resting comfortably in the arms of Jesus. I extend my sympathy to all her family. Prayers for peace at this time. Sincerely, Marla Slinger (Evelyn Voortman’s daughter).
# Chelsea Slawson 2021-01-22 19:47
Grada was such a great woman, I will remember her and her kind heart for forever. If I can be half the person she was it would truly be an honor. I love you Grada until we meet again ❤️❤️❤️
# Beth Rietema Barron 2021-01-22 18:20
Missing you Grandma and just saying I love you from your “little girl.”
May you rest peacefully. ❤️

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