Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
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 Robert K. Stroo - Owner / President 


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Service Information

Claretta Mae Haan
Visitation: 5:00 - 6:45 PM, prior to the service at 7:00 PM, on Thursday, June 10, at Cutlerville East Christian Reformed Church
Service: 7:00 PM, Thursday, June 10, at Cutlerville East Christian Reformed Church, 501 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Cemetery: Winchester Cemetery
Memorials: Faith Hospice Trillium Woods, 8214 Pfeiffer Farms Dr SW, Byron Center, MI 49315  or to Jehovah Jireh Ministries in Hudsonville, 4055 Van Buren St, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Claretta Mae Haan (De Ruyter), 81.  God took the soul of His child Claretta to be with Him on Monday, June 7, 2021.  She died in peace and comfort at Trillium Woods in Byron Center, MI.

On Wednesday, June 9, the family will hold a private funeral and burial service with interment at Winchester Cemetery in Byron Center.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 10, from 5:00 to 6:45 p.m. at Cutlerville East Christian Reformed Church prior to the memorial service, which will begin at 7:00.  Friends and family members are invited for light refreshments after the service.  Rev. Calvin Vander Meyden will officiate at the service, which will be live-streamed on the church website, .

Claretta was born in Hills, Minnesota, to Marinus and Helen DeRuyter on April 28, 1940.  She graduated from South Christian High School in 1958.  Claretta met Raymond Haan while they worked at Pine Rest Christian Hospital, and they were married in the Pine Rest Chapel on March 17, 1959. In addition to her household duties she held multiple titles at American Bankers Financial Services for over ten years. Claretta was a creative and generous woman who served the Lord by serving others, beginning with loving care for her family.  For many years she was active in the Cutlerville Christian School Circle. She was also a member of the church stitchers' group, and she headed the Catering Committee at Cutlerville East Christian Reformed Church for a long number of years.  She loved music and served as a faithful member of the church choir for over 40 years.

Claretta was preceded in death by her parents, Marinus and Helen DeRuyter and by her brother, Norman DeRuyter.  She is survived by her husband Raymond, by her children, Raymond and Sharon (Niewiek) Haan, Phillip and Jackie (Wierenga) Haan, Julie (Haan) Bennett, and Chris and Mandy (Haan) Lohman. She had twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers please direct memorial gifts to either Trillium Woods of Faith Hospice or to Jehovah Jireh Ministries in Hudsonville.

The family of Claretta wishes to extend sincere thanks to the staff of St. Mary’s Geriatric Unit and to the SPLENDID caregivers at Trillium Woods.  Particular thanks goes to Rev. Calvin Vander Meyden,pastor emeritus, and to Dr. David Murray, Pastor of First Byron Christian Reformed Church.  

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