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

 Edwin M. Van Bruggen
Visitation: All at Stroo Funeral HomeWednesday, April 17 from 6 - 8 pm, and Thursday, April 18, prior to the service from 10 -11 am followed by the service at 11 am 
Service: 11 am Thursday, April 18, at Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Cemetery: Rosedale Memorial Park
Memorials:  Meals on Wheels of W. Michigan, 2900 Wilson Ave. SW, #500, Grandville, MI 49418


Edwin M. Van Bruggen, age 91, of Cutlerville, entered his heavenly home on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Edwin proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He had a PhD in Political Science and taught at DePauw University, Davenport and Hope Colleges, and started Van Sanitation Company in the latter part of his career. He enjoyed reading, and was curious about many things like bee keeping, wine making, art and watercolor painting. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Gladys (Meiste); son, Cory Van Bruggen; parents, Cornelius and Agnes Van Bruggen; brother, James Van Bruggen; sisters, Laura (Jerry) Lameyer; and Ilene Van Bruggen. He will be deeply missed by his children, Pamela (Dan) Rozema; daughter-in-law, Jan Van Bruggen; grandchildren, Christopher (Alisha) Rozema, Allison (Jerry) LaBouef, Heather (Tony) McDill, Andrew and Mark Van Bruggen; great grandchildren; Isabelle, Leo, Landon LaBouef, Roman and Emery McDill; sister, Karen (Arnold) Baker; sister-in-law, Nola Van Bruggen; many nieces and nephews.  The family will greet visitors on Wednesday, April 17, from 6 - 8 pm and Thursday, April 18, from 10 - 11 am at Stroo Funeral Home, where the funeral service will begin at 11 am. Rev. Dennis Moles will officiate. Interment will be in Rosedale Memorial Park. Contributions in memory of Edwin may be made to Meals on Wheels of W. Michigan.  


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