Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
Fax: (616) 455-2035
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John K. Stroo
Manager
 

 

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Gerald Ellens
Visitation: Tuesday from 6 to 9 pm at the funeral home and on Wednesday from 10 to 11 am at the church
Service: 11:00 AM, Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 33 Elwell, SW; Wyoming, MI 49548

Cemetery: Pine Hill Cemetery
Memorials: DOCK (Discipling of Christ's Kids) at Immanuel CRC, 33 Elwell St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548

ELLENS - Gerald Ellens, aged 84, of Cutlerville, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Friday, August 1, 2014.  He was born on April 29, 1930 to Harry and Minnie Ellens in Highland, MI.  Gerry worked for VanEerdan's Produce Co. for 40 years and after retirement at McDonald's and Crystal Springs.  Although work kept him busy, he still made time to serve in his church, fish, drive the athletic team bus and serve as sports booster president for South Chirstian.  He and his wife avidly supported their sons in all their sporting events.  His memory will be cherished by his wife of 65 years, Margery (Schut); four sons and their wives, Greg and Herma, Tom and Lonna, Brian and Amy, Bruce and Karen; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Tim (Maya), Mike and AnnAlisa (Mason), Steve and Carla (Olivia, Addison), Stacey and Drew Langstraat (Paisley, Chelan, Trig, baby due soon) Jodi and Phil Bolkema (Elle, Lillian, Krew, Asa), Brian II, Brooke and Jason VanAssen (Wyatt, Beckett, Portter), Jason, Danae and Aaron Alsgaard (baby due soon), Caleb, Tanner, Drake; former daughters-in-law, Nancy Ellens, Mary Stevens; brothers, Sid (Agnes), Chuck, Gord (Judy); brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Henry (Helen) Schut, Jay (Marylou) Schut, Ann Parker, Jan (Ron) Scott, Kathy Schut; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother, John and his wife Audrey; and sister-in-law, Nan.  Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 33 Elwell, SW; with Rev. David Adams officiating.  Interment in Pine Hill Cemetery.  Contributions in memory of Gerry may be made to the DOCK (Discipling of Christ's Kids) at Immanuel C.R.C.  The family will greet friends on Tuesday from 6 to 9 pm at the Stroo Funeral Home and on Wednesday from 10 to 11 am at the church.
STROO FUNERAL HOME
1095 68th Street, SE

 

 

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- Susan Maynard Bowen Tuesday, August 5, 2014
I worked with Gerry for several years at McDonald's. I always remember him being happy, smiling, and being a very hard, dedicated worker. He was fun to work with. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family.

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