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

 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 https://donate.cancer.org/ or the Alzheimer's Association, 4081 Cascade Rd. SE #400. Grand Rapids, MI  49546 https://www.alz.org/
 

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.
 
STROO FUNERAL HOME
1095 68TH ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508 
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