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

 Evelyn Ruth Boonenberg
Visitation: none
Service: 12:30 pm Friday, June 21, 2024 at Breton Extended Care, 2505 44th St. SE Kentwood, MI 

Cemetery: Rest Lawn Memorial Park
Memorials: Mel Trotter Ministries, 225 Commerce Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 
 https://www.meltrotter.org/ 

 

Evelyn Ruth Boonenberg, 97, of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home at Breton Extended Care, on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

Evelyn was born on April 10, 1927, to William and Gladys (Pinney) Dipp, in Freeport, Michigan. She was the third of six children.  Evelyn graduated from Freeport High School, she later moved to Grand Rapids where she attended Davenport-McLachlan Institute. After graduating in 1949 with a degree in Stenography, Evelyn worked as a secretary.

In 1954, Evelyn met Stuart Boonenberg and they married on September 1, 1956. After buying their dream house on 79th Street, Evelyn and Stuart had three daughters, Ellen Hilton (Robert) of Boca Raton, Florida, Gayle Boonenberg of Hyannis, Massachusetts, and Sandra Boonenberg of Lighthouse Point, Florida.

Evelyn worked into her late 60’s and then volunteered at University of Michigan Hospital formerly known as Metro Hospital until she was almost 90. Evelyn loved gardening, reading, baking, and traveling.

Evelyn was predeceased by Stuart, her sister, Emily Mokma, her brothers, William (Maxine) Dipp, Ernest (Deloris) Dipp, and Clare (Marian) Dipp. Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Ellen Hilton (husband Robert Hilton), Gayle Boonenberg, and Sandra Boonenberg, her niece Beverly Baron (husband Frank Baron), great friend, Ann Frieswyk, and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the incredible staff at Breton Extended Care for the care and affection they showed to Evelyn. The family would also like to thank Beverly Baron for being a surrogate daughter to Evelyn.

There will be a private graveside service at Rest Lawn Cemetery on Friday, June 21 at 11:00, followed by a Celebration of Life at Breton Extended Care, 2505 44th Street SE, Kentwood at 12:30. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Mel Trotter Missions.

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