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 



Service Information

Richard "Rich" Veltman
Visitation: Thursday, May 13, from 2 - 4 PM and 6 - 8 PM at Caledonia Christian Reformed Church  
Service: Friday, May 14, at 11 AM at Caledonia Christian Reformed Church, 9957 Cherry Valley Ave SE, Caledonia, MI 49316

Cemetery: Alaska Cemetery  
Memorials: Right to Life of Michigan, 2340 Porter St SW, Wyoming, MI 49519 or Dutton Christian School, 6980 Hanna Lake Ave SE, Caledonia, MI 49316

Richard “Rich” Veltman, age 79, walked into the arms of Jesus on Monday, May 10, 2021.  He was born on September 28, 1941 to Margaret and Dick Veltman.  He attended Cutlerville Christian School and South Christian High School.  Rich loved building things and spent his career in construction.  He also loved fast cars, buffalo, doing stained glass, collecting coins and spending time with his family.  He spent his life honoring God, loving his family, and serving his community.  He is survived by the love of his life, Hope Veltman.  They loved each other well for 58 years.  Rich is also lovingly remembered by their 4 children, Vicki & Bruce Vermeer, Rick & Dawn Veltman, Kurt & Faye Veltman, Kari and Mike Van Ryn; grandchildren, Scott & Jennifer Vermeer (Myla and baby in July), Krista Vermeer, Ellie & Travis Dragstra (Raphael, Natalie), Ben & Emily Veltman (Jemma), Erin Veltman, Mark (fiancée, Adrienne Roth) Veltman, Josh Veltman, Kaden Veltman, Amelia Veltman, Margaret “Maggie” Veltman, Annika (fiancé Isaac Houskamp) Van Ryn, Nate Van Ryn, Hayden Van Ryn; brothers and sisters, Bob Veltman (deceased), Ruth (deceased), and Ed Hoekstra, Nelson & Judy Veltman, Jean & Buck (deceased) Ward, Rev. Charles (Bud) & Diane Dalton, Nancy Moore, Mary Mileski, Judy Connor, Jerry (deceased) & Karen Veltman; sister-in-law, Nancy Erffmeyer.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 13, from 2 - 4 PM and 6 - 8 PM, at Caledonia Christian Reformed Church, 9957 Cherry Valley Ave SE, Caledonia, MI 49316.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 14, at 11 AM, at Caledonia Christian Reformed Church, with Rev. Merlin Buwalda officiating.  Interment will be in Alaska Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Right to Life of Michigan or Dutton Christian School.

1095 68TH ST SE


# Rick and Susan M 2021-05-22 21:44
Our condolences to all. Rich will be remembered.

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