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 


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Service Information

 Ronald Bruce Shippy

Service:  Held at a later date at Mayflower Congregational Church, 2345 Robinson Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Memorials: American Cancer Society, PO Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or the Alzheimer's Association, 4081 Cascade Rd. SE #400. Grand Rapids, MI  49546

Ronald Bruce Shippy, age 87, of Grand Rapids, MI, was born to Neil and Ester Shippy in 1936.  He graduated from Kelloggsville High School in 1955 and went on to Albion College to pursue his Pharmacy degree which he earned at the University of Michigan.  He then joined his father at Shippy's Pharmacy.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Yvonne; and his son, Mark.  He leaves behind his daughter, Suzanne (Allen); daughter-in-law, Elizabeth; sister, Lynda (Doug); brother, Thomas (Jean); nephew, Scott; brother-in-law, Lee; two nieces, Tara (Peter), Lancie (Dennis); and extended family on Yvonne's side, Alexa (Tom) and Meridith.  Dad was an active member at Mayflower Congregational Church and found comfort in the fellowship he found there with friends and fellow parishioners.  Ron and Yvonne loved to travel, especially with their best friends, Al and Roberta Dieterman.  He loved gambling (though he wasn't very good at it), boating, time spent at Green Lake with family and friends, holiday dinners at his home, and other people's animals.  He also found love later in life with Lynn Malcheck and spent many enjoyable days and excursions together.  I'd also like to mention the Weber's, Kilburg's and the Cassis' for their kindness and friendship.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Mayflower Church at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider a donation to Cancer Research or Alzheimer's Disease. 

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear.
1095 68TH ST SE
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