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


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

Ludema’s Floral
(616) 452-2961

Sunnyslope Floral
(616) 457-5531 or toll-free (800) 765-9229

Holwerda Floral and Gifts
(616) 878-9696

Wyoming Stuyvesant Floral
(616) 532-2315


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

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

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

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

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


Zelmer Thomas 223

Service Information

Thomas L. Zelmer

Cemetery: Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI
Memorials: The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, 3000 Monroe NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505


Thomas "Herman" L. Zelmer, age 79, of Caledonia, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, and was a Communications technician retiring from AT&T.  He loved spending time with his family, especially his great granddaughter. Tom enjoyed the outdoors, wintering in Texas, bird watching and other wildlife. You never saw him without his cowboy hat on. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Agnes Zelmer; sister, Janet Ryan; and infant brother, Kenny. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 54 years, Nancy "Jackie"; daughter, Penny (Dennis) Weihl; granddaughter, Katisha Nantell; great granddaughter, Raelynn; brother Roger Zelmer; and sister, Carol (Denny) Wireman. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and burial will be in Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of Thomas may be made to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, 3000 Monroe Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505.

1095 68TH ST SE


# Arden & Pam H. 2021-07-23 20:24
Tom was a super neighbor and a gentle soul we will miss him and his quiet ways Our thoughts go out to the family and Jackie. He will certainly leave a void in everyone’s lives. Fort Custer will receive another man of character.
# Anna Morrow 2021-07-22 22:11
Tom was a great man and a great neighbor prayers for Jackie and the rest of the family sending hugs .
# Tracy Rutkowski 2021-07-22 00:38
RIP Uncle Tom.. my family sends our condolences to you all. May God comfort you Aunt Nancy. ❤️
# Phil & Ann C. 2021-07-21 23:16
Rest in Peace! You had a long and full life. Many loved you and many will miss you every day.
We only knew you a short time, but we will miss you forever.
Love you man!
# Dan & Lorie B. 2021-07-21 21:13
Are dearest friend you will never be forgotten, you will always be in are heart. You all are in are prayers. At a time no words can help you all get through this. We love you.
# Cathy H. 2021-07-21 19:18
My heart breaks for all of you. He was a great guy ❤️❤️

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