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

Henry "Hank" Mellema
Visitation: Thursday, March 25, from 10 -11:00 AM at Stroo Funeral Home
Service: 11:00 AM Private service held at Stroo Funeral Home 1095 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery
Memorials: Dock Ministry 4669 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49548 and Matthews House of Ionia 460 S Steele St, Ionia, MI 48846

Henry "Hank" Mellema, age 90, of Byron Center, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021.  He is preceded in death by daughter; Denise and 3 infants; his brothers, Edward and Roger.  Hank is survived by his wife of 67 years, Faye; children, Sandra Bouwer, Jeffrey (Jodie) Mellema; grandchildren, Christopher (Leah) Bouwer, Rebecca Bouwer, Brittany Bouwer, Jonathan Bouwer, Cassie Mellema, Alena Mellema; great grandchildren, Amelia, Charlotte; brother Richard "Dick" (Mick) Mellema; sister-in-law, Dorothy Meulendyk; brother-in-law, Wayne Dekker.  Hank served in the U.S. Coast Guard.  The family will greet visitors on Thursday, March 25, from 10 - 11:00 AM at Stroo Funeral Home with a private service following at 11:00 AM with Pastor Hank Vlaardingerbroek officiating.  Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Dock Ministry 4669 S Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49548 or Matthews House of Ionia 460 S. Steele St, Ionia, MI 48846.

1095 68TH ST SE


# Tom and Robin Walker 2021-03-23 19:18
We are praying for our dear sister Faye and her family with the loss of Hank.
A dear friend. Many great memories. Joy to know we will all meet again.
# Mark & Vicki Knapp 2021-03-22 23:55
Hank was a good neighbor but most of ALL the best friend anyone could ever have. He was a great listener and Never said anything negative about anything or anyone. Thirsty Thursday's were the best when Hank would share his fishing stories and his stories working at Consumers. My heart goes out to the family during this time. Our hearts ache and we will miss him terribly but one day we will see Hank again and hear his fishing stories once again. Love You Hank!

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