Stroo Funeral Home began operating in 1972 when John K. Stroo and his wife, Elaine, moved to Cutlerville. With the experience that came from working in two other Grand Rapids area funeral homes, John and Elaine desired a business of their own where they could provide personalized, compassionate service in a small town atmosphere.
Cutlerville provided the perfect place for this, and John enjoyed being an active part the community. Through the years the community has grown considerably. With that growth the funeral home continued to grow and eventually two additions to the building became necessary. In 1986 the chapel was enlarged and the entire facility was also redecorated. In 1998 the Stroo’s moved out of their funeral home residence and into a condominium. Shortly after their move, the residence was converted into additional funeral home space, and a large addition was also made.
With the growth of the funeral home also came the need for additional staff members. Mike Vos joined as John’s first licensed funeral director in 1993, followed in 1999 by Laurie Beute, as the first office administrator. Additional growth was experienced and licensed funeral director Ken Speyer joined the staff in 2000, followed by John and Elaine’s son, Bob Stroo, in 2002. Since that time, Bob and Mike have begun purchasing the business with the commitment to continue serving families with personalized, compassionate service.
Founded in 1972 by John K. and Elaine Stroo, Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. has established a reputation for providing personalized, compassionate service offered at a reasonable price.