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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Walter L. Richards


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Walter Lee Richards

July 10, 1932 - April 29, 2021

Saturday July 17, 2021; 2:00 pm

American Legion Roger B Chaffee

2327 Byron Center Ave, SW

Wyoming  MI  49519

Memorials: Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, 3000 Monroe Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Walter L. Richards, age 88, of Kentwood, Michigan, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, April 29, 2021.  Walter was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 10, 1932, and was the sixth of eight children born in the family.  He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, who fought in Korea with the Army Corps of Engineers, building bridges.  Walter moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1956, and married, Carol Maxine Birgy, on August 23, 1957, in Kalkaska, Michigan.  Walter will lovingly be remembered by his wife, Carol; children, Robin (Doug) Mellema, Brice Richards, Jamie Madaj, Staci (Ray) Lapp; grandchildren, Shyla (Zach) Dunson, Shane (Lorae) Richards, Jordan Richards, Zach Madaj, Haley (Austin) McKenna, Lexie Madaj, Travis Lapp, Maddie Lapp; great grandchildren, Arron Owen Vincent, Carson Vincent, Rylee Dunson, Stella Lapp.  Due to current restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date.  In honor of Walter, memorial contributions may be made to Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, 3000 Monroe Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

1095 68TH ST SE

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