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

Howard Jay VanSolkema

Service: A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 26,

           at the American Legion Post 127, 4310 18th St, Dorr, MI 49323


Howard Jay VanSolkema, age 70, of Byron Center, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Howard honorably served with the Marines during the Vietnam War. He was a fun loving man who adored his family, and enjoyed many hobbies especially building, hunting, and fishing. He is survived by his children, Jon (Liz) VanSolkema, Melanie (Jacob) Bair, Melissa (Kirtess) Gaylord; grandchildren, Victoria Block, Torena VanSolkema, Grace VanSolkema, Lance VanSolkema, Jacob Bair, Jr., Taylor Bair, Ella Bair, Beauden Gaylord, Wylee Gaylord; his mother Jacqueline VanSolkema; brother, Mick (Marcia), and sister, Pam (Bruce) Carroll. A memorial service for Howard will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, June 26, at the American Legion Post 127, 4310 18th St. Dorr, MI 49323.

1095 68TH ST SE
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