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 

Monuments & Markers

We are representatives for Black Monument Company.  Our staff can assist you with an appropriate memorial for your loved one, or you can go directly to:

Black Monument Company
2223 Kalamazoo Ave. SE; Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 452-7802
www.blackmonument.com

Florists

Eastern Floral & Gift
(616) 949-2200 or toll-free (800) 494-2202
www.easternfloral.com

Ludema’s Floral
(616) 452-2961
www.ludemas.com

Sunnyslope Floral
(616) 457-5531 or toll-free (800) 765-9229
www.sunnyslopefloral.com

Holwerda Floral and Gifts
(616) 878-9696
www.holwerdaflorist.com

Wyoming Stuyvesant Floral
(616) 532-2315
www.wyomingfloral.com

Hotels

Holiday Inn Express Suites South
6569 Clay Ave. SW; Grand Rapids, MI 49548
(800) 875-6000
www.hiegr.com

Comfort Suites South
7644 Caterpillar Ct. SW; Grand Rapids, MI 49548
(616) 301-2255
www.comfortsuites.com
 

Hampton Inn Grand Rapids South
755 54th St. SW; Grand Rapids, MI 49509
(616) 261-5500
www.hamptoninn.com
  

Hyatt Place Grand Rapids Wyoming
2150 Metro Lane SW; Wyoming, MI 49519
(616) 724-1234
www.hyattplacegrandrapidswyoming.com
 

Baymont Inn and Suites / Byron Center
8282 Pfeiffer Farms Dr. SW; Byron Center, MI 49315 
(616) 583-9535
www.baymontinns.com/hotel/17830

 

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Service Information

Richard "Rich" Veltman
Visitation: Thursday, May 13, from 2 - 4 PM and 6 - 8 PM at Caledonia Christian Reformed Church  
Service: Friday, May 14, at 11 AM at Caledonia Christian Reformed Church, 9957 Cherry Valley Ave SE, Caledonia, MI 49316

Cemetery: Alaska Cemetery  
Memorials: Right to Life of Michigan, 2340 Porter St SW, Wyoming, MI 49519 https://rtl.org/ or Dutton Christian School, 6980 Hanna Lake Ave SE, Caledonia, MI 49316 https://duttonchristianschool.org/

Richard “Rich” Veltman, age 79, walked into the arms of Jesus on Monday, May 10, 2021.  He was born on September 28, 1941 to Margaret and Dick Veltman.  He attended Cutlerville Christian School and South Christian High School.  Rich loved building things and spent his career in construction.  He also loved fast cars, buffalo, doing stained glass, collecting coins and spending time with his family.  He spent his life honoring God, loving his family, and serving his community.  He is survived by the love of his life, Hope Veltman.  They loved each other well for 58 years.  Rich is also lovingly remembered by their 4 children, Vicki & Bruce Vermeer, Rick & Dawn Veltman, Kurt & Faye Veltman, Kari and Mike Van Ryn; grandchildren, Scott & Jennifer Vermeer (Myla and baby in July), Krista Vermeer, Ellie & Travis Dragstra (Raphael, Natalie), Ben & Emily Veltman (Jemma), Erin Veltman, Mark (fiancée, Adrienne Roth) Veltman, Josh Veltman, Kaden Veltman, Amelia Veltman, Margaret “Maggie” Veltman, Annika (fiancé Isaac Houskamp) Van Ryn, Nate Van Ryn, Hayden Van Ryn; brothers and sisters, Bob Veltman (deceased), Ruth (deceased), and Ed Hoekstra, Nelson & Judy Veltman, Jean & Buck (deceased) Ward, Rev. Charles (Bud) & Diane Dalton, Nancy Moore, Mary Mileski, Judy Connor, Jerry (deceased) & Karen Veltman; sister-in-law, Nancy Erffmeyer.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 13, from 2 - 4 PM and 6 - 8 PM, at Caledonia Christian Reformed Church, 9957 Cherry Valley Ave SE, Caledonia, MI 49316.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 14, at 11 AM, at Caledonia Christian Reformed Church, with Rev. Merlin Buwalda officiating.  Interment will be in Alaska Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Right to Life of Michigan or Dutton Christian School.

STROO FUNERAL HOME
1095 68TH ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508 

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# Rick and Susan M 2021-05-22 21:44
Our condolences to all. Rich will be remembered.

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