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

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

 James Lee "Jim" Orange
Visitation: At Friendship CRC - Monday, January 29, from 6 - 8 pm and Tuesday, January 30, from 10 - 11 am prior to the funeral service beginning at 11 am 
Service: 11 am Tuesday, January 30, at Friendship CRC, 190 - 100th St. SE

Cemetery: Blain Cemetery


 Jim Orange, age 75, of Grand Rapids, MI, walked through Heaven's gates into the arms of his Savior on Wednesday, January 24, 2024.  Jim proudly served in the U.S. Army.  He served with the Friendship Ministry at Covenant CRC and was invaluable with Crossroads Ministries.  Jim enjoyed playing and watching sports, being a part of his Men's Bible Study, and having Friday morning breakfast with his golfing partners.  He was preceded in death by his son, David; father, John Orange; mother and stepfather, Henrietta; and Joe Lanting; brothers, Tom and Gill. Jim will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 1/2 years, Deb; children, Matt (Sara) Orange, Dan (Lisa) Orange, Becky (Jon) Hillis; grandchildren, Anna (Tanner), Kalli (Shawn), Rachel, Matthew, Austin, Alexa, Jaylen, Bella, Johnny (Brittany), Jesse (Emma); great-grandchildren, Henry, Lucas, Westley, Scottie; brother, Bob (Marian) Orange; sister, Mary (Ken) Koppenol; sister-in-law, Barb Orange, Jane (Tom) Vander Hyde; step-siblings, Marv (Norma) Lanting, Pat (Steve) Herrema; many nieces, and nephews.  The family will greet relatives and friends on Monday, January 29, from 6 - 8 PM at Friendship CRC.  The funeral service will be held at 11 AM, Tuesday, January 30, at Friendship Christian Reformed Church, 190 100th St. SE, Byron Center, 49315, with a one-hour visitation prior to the service from 10 - 11 AM.  Rev. Tim Holwerda will officiate.  Interment will be in Blain Cemetery. 

STROO FUNERAL HOME
1095 68TH ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508 
Comments  
# Bev Henkel 2024-01-27 19:46
Deb. Wish I was closer but you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you meet each day. May you each experience God meeting your deepest needs as you grieve yet celebrate a life well lived. Feel a hug! Blessings.
# Doug Guikema 2024-01-26 22:14
Jim was a special person to all that knew him. He served his family, his church and all the activities he participated in during his life. He was a Bible scholar and shared his knowledge with others.
Personally, he would always greet me every time he saw me. That was special.
Our love and thoughts to Deb and family.
Doug and Pat Guikema
# Janice Mergen 2024-01-26 19:32
So sorry for your loss. You have my sympathy.
# Bob Schippers 2024-01-26 18:35
Jim was a wonderful guy. In his day, he was athletic: a talented golfer and an excellent volleyball player. He was very intelligent. I often told him that if he’d changed his attitude a little bit, he could have been a college professor. Few people knew their Bible as well as Jim did. He had a lot of the New Testament memorized and had a solid faith in his Lord Jesus Christ. He was an inspiration to me, and I am proud to call Jim my friend. Fran and I extend our love and sympathies to his family during this sad time.
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