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

 John R. Balch
Visitation: None 
Service: Private family 

Cemetery: Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI  

John Robert Balch, age 74, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2024. John honorably served his country in the US Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Joan Balch, and his sister, Kathleen Gilbert. Surviving are his sister, Mary VanKammen; his brother, Rick and Diane Balch; and many nieces and nephews. Honoring John's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family committal service, with military honors, will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery.  

STROO FUNERAL HOME
1095 68TH ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508 
Comments  
# TERRY VANDER LAAN 2024-02-12 18:02
R.I.P. JOHN, Sympathy and Prayers to the family. Thanks for the help years ago.
# Joan Balch 2024-02-08 15:45
Our family is so sorry to hear of cousin John’s passing. We send our sympathy to all that knew him. You are in our prayers.
Love,
Joanie, Karl and Katrine and Kevin
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