Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
Fax: (616) 455-2035
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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

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


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Service Information

 Ellen Mae Juhnke
Visitation: Tuesday, February 27, from 12 noon to 2 pm at followed by the service at 2 pm at Journey Church
Service: 2 pm Tuesday, February 27, at Journey Church, 9185 Cherry Valley, Caledonia, MI 49316

Cemetery: Blain

Ellen Mae Juhnke, age 66, went to be with her Lord on Friday, February 9, 2024. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Juhnke; her mother, LaVonne Apol, father, Pierson "Bud" Apol; and her brother, James Apol. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Luke (Jennifer) Gessner, Chad Gessner and David Stock; sister, Janice (Mark) McCormick; brother, Robert Apol; sister-in-law, Jane Apol, partner, Brian Isch; numerous nieces, nephews & friends. Ellen graduated from South Christian High School and spent her career helping others as a secretary in the pediatric intensive care unit at the Spectrum Health downtown campus. An avid University of Michigan fan, she always cheered her football and basketball teams on and wore their colors regularly. After retirement, she spent her time decorating and homemaking, swimming, attending U of M games when possible and spending time with her friends, neighbors, dogs and loved ones. There will be a visitation with family on Tuesday, February 27, at Journey Church, 9185 Cherry Valley, Caledonia starting at 12:00 noon followed by a memorial service at 2:00 pm.

1095 68TH ST SE
# Bob Medema 2024-02-14 18:05
To the family of Ellen: Even though we did not know your mother we fondly remember your grand parents. Bud was my cousin and I still remember when he married your grandmother.
Your mother was too young to have passed away. You have our sympathy.
Bob and Sharon Medema
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