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

Gerard J. Oosterhouse
Visitation: Wednesday, June 9, from 6 - 8 PM at Stroo Funeral Home, also prior to the service on Thursday, June 10, from 12 - 1 PM at inSpirit Church
Service: Thursday, June 10, 1 PM at inSpirit Church, 870 74th St. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315

Cemetery: Pine Hill Cemetery
Memorials: Alzheimer's Association 4081 Cascade Rd SE Suite 400, Grand Rapids, MI 49546,  Kent County Parks Foundation P.O. Box 230165, Grand Rapids, MI 49523


Gerard J. Oosterhouse, age 92, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, entered his Heavenly home on Friday, June 4, 2021.  He is lovingly remembered by his children, Philip (Joyce) Oosterhouse, Karen (Todd) Soderquist; grandsons, Calvin Soderquist, Vonn Oosterhouse; brother, Donald (Marlene) Oosterhouse; many nieces & nephews.  Gerard was preceded in death by his wife, Donna; parents, John and Gertrude Oosterhouse; sister & brother-in-law, Leone (Donald) Holkeboer; sisters, Alyce Smith, Henrietta Oosterhouse, Joanne Oosterhouse; brother & sister-in-law, John (Arlene) Oosterhouse; sister-in-law, Wilma Oosterhouse.  He received a bachelor’s degree at Calvin College and his master’s degree in electrical engineering from University of Michigan.  He loved spending time with his family, and enjoyed long walks experiencing God's creation through nature.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He retired from Ford Motor Company.  Visitation will be at Stroo Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 9, from 6 - 8 PM, and prior to the service on Thursday, June 10 from 12 PM - 1 PM at inSpirit Church.  The funeral service for Gerard will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 1:00 PM at inSpirit Church, 870 74th St. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315.  Interment will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association or Kent County Parks Foundation. 

1095 68TH ST SE


# Matt Smith 2021-06-10 01:07
Phillip, Karen and all family members,
I have many fond memories of Uncle Gerard as the fun loving and mischievous uncle when we were young kids and would come from Haslett to visit our GR family. I still have the silver dollars that he gave all his nieces and nephews before he married Donna and had his own family. Love to all.

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