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

Sunnyslope Floral
(616) 457-5531 or toll-free (800) 765-9229
www.sunnyslopefloral.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

 

Gavette vicki

Service Information

Vicki Lynn Gavette

Visitation and Service: Saturday, October 16 from 10:30 - 11:00 AM with the service beginning at 11:00 AM, at Journey Church, 9185 Cherry Valley Ave, SE, Caledonia, 49316




Vicki Lynn Gavette, age 68, of Caledonia, formerly of Waterford, went to be with her Lord on Friday, October 8, 2021. Vicki will be remembered for her love of family, dogs, U of M football, and party planning. She was a longtime travel agent and also loved traveling and going on cruises. Vicki was preceded in death by her mother, Donna Gavette, her father, Robert Gavette, and her step-mother, Wanda Gavette. She will be lovingly remembered by her brother, Larry (Elaine) Gavette of Caledonia; her nephews, David (Jennifer) Gavette of Middleville, Steven (Allison) Gavette of Chicago, IL; her niece, Kristen (Christopher) Sensing of Caledonia; 11 great nieces and nephews; and her loving companion, her dog, Bailey. Private interment will take place in Ottawa Park Cemetery, Clarkston, MI. The family will greet friends and relatives prior to a memorial gathering to celebrate Vicki's life on Saturday, October 16 from 10:30 - 11 AM, with the service beginning at 11 AM at Journey Church, 9185 Cherry Valley Ave SE, Caledonia, MI 49316. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to your local humane society.

STROO FUNERAL HOME
1095 68TH ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508 
Comments  
# Christina Wilde 2021-10-19 16:28
A donation to the Humane Society has been made in honor of our dear friend and her love of dogs. May she playing in a field of puppies all day long.
# Christina Wilde 2021-10-14 02:12
It is lovely to see all of these beautiful memories of our friend Vicki. She and I knew each other for 45 years. She lost her Mom and one year later, I lost my Dad. She was at every family gathering, watched my daughters grow up and even saw my oldest daughter Lindsey's first steps before I did. She was Miss Vicki, Aunt Vicki, Friend Vicki. As others have mentioned, Vicki's unique laugh was heart-warming. And her generosity and empathy were ever-present. There is a hole in my heart that I hope her memories will fill.
Cruise on friend. And remember it is always Ethel's birthday, wherever you travel!
# Lynn Bone Beck 2021-10-13 18:02
I will always remember your infectious laugh, the fun times we had playing Barbie on Sunday afternoons, getting in trouble in church, and so many adventures growing up! You brightened up a room just by being there!
# Gloria Rohrer Frank 2021-10-13 17:15
Anyone who knew my friend has had nothing but good and wonderful things to say about her. From 1st grade and even now we have been best of friends sharing silly moments, adventurous outings, laughing and good for the heart times. I've said it before and I'll continue to say it, I don't know what it would have been like to grow up without my best friend. She made it fun and meaningful. Thank you for your Neverending friendship and love. I will remember you for always and ever with a smile on my face and love in my heart.
# Richard Ewing 2021-10-12 15:46
My friend Vicki Gavette
You, my friend, are everything a person could ever ask for in a friend. The many long conversations we had over these past few years (sometimes hours at a time) were the most friendliest and peaceful. You will live on in all your family and friends who love you and cherish you. You lived your life being an example of true beauty to all of us that were fortunate to have met you. I will miss you so very very much. I look forward to seeing you again in the house of the lord where I’m sure you will be there waiting to share your newest stories in that very special and innocent way that only you can………
# Cheryl Jordahl 2021-10-12 13:42
I met Vicki many years ago when she was the travel agent for a company I worked for. I am so happy/lucky that we became friends. We mainly communicated via e-mail, but also visited in person whenever she was here in Minneapolis for business. I loved all her Bailey & travel stories. And hearing about her family. I am going to miss her so much. My sincere sympathy to all of her family.
# Colleen Devereux 2021-10-11 14:16
What can I say about my friend, Vicki - other than she was always a bright spot, always there to encourage me, commiserate with me, and most of all laugh with me. I learned from her, and grew with her. She will be missed - but we must take comfort that she is home, and I’m sure is hosting parties and cheering on U of M with her Dad ❤️

Thank you, Vicki, for the difference you made in my life❤️
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