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

Jacklyn Nancy (Brumels) Werkema 
Service: Held at a later date

Memorials: Susan G. Werkema Art Scholarship Endowmentat Seattle Pacific University (via or mailed to SPU at 3307 3rd Ave W., Ste. #304, Seattle, WA, 98119-1779; noting “In memory of Jacklyn Werkema”)


Jacklyn Nancy (Brumels) Werkema of Grand Rapids, MI, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at the age of 84.  She had faced health setbacks in recent months. Jacklyn was the devoted wife of Gordon R. Werkema for over 60 years, and loving mother to five children. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Susan Gwen Werkema; by her brother, Weldon; and by her brother, Jack, who died before her birth.  In addition to her husband, Jacklyn is survived by her daughter, Nancy Lynn Haas; and sons, Gordon R.G. Werkema, Mark A. Werkema, and Joel Werkema; by their spouses and children (and her great-grandchildren); by her siblings-in-law; by lifelong friend, Amy Ritsema; and by many nieces and nephews. Jacklyn was born in 1936 to George and Gertrude Brumels.  After marrying, she supported family moves to numerous parts of the country.  She and Gordon returned to Grand Rapids in 2001, and she has been unfailingly devoted as his health declined in subsequent years. Jacklyn was a warm and outgoing person of deep religious faith.  Given the current public health situation, burial will be private and a future memorial service is anticipated. The family wishes to thank Faith Hospice, Samaritas Senior Living, and Plymouth Heights Christian Reformed Church for extraordinary support – and respectfully suggests that any memorial gifts may be given to the Susan G. Werkema Art Scholarship Endowment at Seattle Pacific University (via or mailed to SPU at 3307 3rd Ave W., Ste. #304, Seattle, WA, 98119-1779; noting “In memory of Jacklyn Werkema”).

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