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

Paula Ann Westrate
Visitation: Saturday, March 20 from 1:00 - 2:45PM at Bethel United Reformed Church 8360 Cottonwood Dr.
Service: Saturday, March 20 at 3:00PM at Bethel United Reformed Church

Cemetery: Boynton Cemetery
Memorials: Ligonier Ministries 421 Ligonier Ct. Sanford, FL 32771

Paula Westrate, age 74, was called to her heavenly home on Tuesday evening, March 16, 2021 and because of Christ alone, she received the crown of righteousness.  She "fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith".  Her steadfast belief in the Lord throughout her life was an encouragement and blessing to her family and gave her peace at the end of her life.  Paula spent many years as an educator and believed in finding creative ways to motivate students and give them a love of learning.  Reading and travel were joys in her life.  Some of her grandchildren's favorite memories are of her singing lullabies and reading aloud to them.  Paula is survived by her husband of 53 years, Dan, as well as their children and grandchildren, Katie (Dave) Zimmer and their children, Caroline (Andrew) Kuper and Megan (Scott) Nieboer; Betsy (Paul) Munson and their children, Anna, Evelyn, Daniel, Edward, and Ray; Aaron (Sydney) Westrate and their daughters, Eden and Lauren.  Paula is preceded in death by her parents, Jonathan L. and Mathilde (GeBuys) Sterkenburg and her brother Jon L.D. Sterkenburg.  A private interment will take place at Boynton Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 20, from 1:00 - 2:45PM at Bethel United Reformed Church, 8360 Cottonwood Dr., Jenison, where a memorial service will begin at 3:00PM.  Rev. Steve Postma will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to Ligonier Ministries (

1095 68TH ST SE


# Joy Brower 2021-03-18 23:32
Jerry and I wil be with you in spirit as we are still in Florida. Our prayers and condolences to you Dan on the loss of your special wife Paula. She fought the battle right until the end when God called her to her eternal home. Your children and grandchildren are also in our prayers.
# Case & Sue VanKempen 2021-03-18 23:02
Dan and family May the God of all comfort comfort you in you great loss.
# Case & Sue VanKempen 2021-03-18 23:00
Dan and family we give you our sincere sympathy!

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