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

 John L. Gokey
Visitation: Monday, January 2, 2023, from 4 to 7 PM at Stroo Funeral Home
Service: At Green Lake Calvary Church, 608 145th Ave., Caledonia, 49316, Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at 11 AM

Cemetery: Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
Memorials: Hospice of Holland, 270 Hoover Blvd, Holland, MI 49423

John L. Gokey, age 87, of Byron Center, MI, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, December 25, 2022.  John proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a sergeant in the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California.  He married Patricia (Robotham) on July 10, 1956.  John was a tool and diemaker for 39 years.  He retired from General Motors in 1998.  John was preceded in death by his parents, Alger and Sarah Gokey; siblings, Ralph (Bertha) Dexter, Ada (Bill) Hart, Almon Gokey, Raymond (Minerva) Rose, Ed (Gerry) Gokey, Lorena (Ed) Scholz, Rolland Gokey, Ordie (Rick) Boss, Catherine (Jay) Bright; nephews, RoyLee Malone, David Scholz, and Tom Kidd; niece, Marion Hunter.  Lovingly remembering John is his wife of 66 years, Patricia; daughters, Carla (Eric) King, Caren Blevins, Lisa (Jeffrey) Ansley; grandchildren, Erin (Zach) Taylor, Aubrey (Tom) Bertucci, Elise King, Chantal (Brandy) Storm, Jessica Storm & Eric Sorensen, Shayna Ansley, Derek (Molly) Ansley; great-grandchildren, Dominick, Alexander, Isabella Federico, Brayden Sorensen, Greyson & Carter Rumenapp, Jordyn & Kaylee Taylor, Ellianna Storm, Remi Ansley; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ronald (Nives) Robotham; plus many special nieces and nephews.  A visitation will be held on Monday, January 2, 2023, from 4 to 7 PM at Stroo Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at 11 AM at Green Lake Calvary Church, 608 145th Ave, Caledonia, 49316.  Dr. Dan Farnol and Dr. Mark Smith will officiate.  Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.  Memorial contributions in honor of John may be made to Hospice of Holland.

1095 68TH ST SE
# Cynthia 2023-01-04 15:55
Our heartfelt condolences to you at this very difficult time. May the comfort of friends and family give you peace and comfort.

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# George Huntington 2022-12-30 17:26
Had the pleasure of knowing John…. We pitched horseshoes together and I really enjoyed our chats’. John always had a quick smile that I truly miss.
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