Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
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Michael A. Vos - Owner / Manager
 
 Robert K. Stroo - Owner / President 

 

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Service Information

Marlene Joyce Helms (TeBos)
Visitation: at First Christian Reformed Church of Byron Center, 8541 Byron Center Ave. SW on Monday, June 21, from 6 - 8 pm, Tuesday, June 22, from 1 - 3 and 6 - 8 pm and Wednesday, June 23, from 10 - 10:45 am followed by the service
Service: Wednesday, June 23, at 11 am at First Christian Reformed Church of Byron Center

Cemetery: Winchester 
Memorials: Lack's Cancer Center, 250 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 https://www.mercyhealth.com/donate/ or Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook St. SE, #300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 https://faithhospicecare.org/donate/

 Marlene Joyce Helms (TeBos), age 65, of Byron Center, took her last breath to lyrics “I’m running into your arms” from Hillsong’s Forever Reign on June 17, 2021, after a long courageous fight with cancer. Marlene loved to sew, garden, fish, travel, quilt, side by siding, and spending time with her family. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 46 years, Dean; daughters, Nicole Helms, Kelly (Donald) Ram; grandson, John; granddaughter, Grace; special friends, Kyle and Tammy Hondorp and their son, Callen; father, Marvin TeBos; sisters and brother, Beverly (Brian) Wispelwey, Karla TeBos, Ken (Carol) TeBos; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Evart (Marcia) Helms, Marilyn (Jim) Proudfit, Evelyn (Jud) Afman, Diane (John) Lutke, Karla (Gordon) Oosting; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her baby grandson, THOR Ram; mother, Ruth (VanHouten) TeBos; in-laws, Evart and Sena (Ellens) Helms; and sister-in-law, Patricia​ ​ ​(Zuiderveen) ​Helms. The family wishes to thank the staff of Lack's Cancer Center and Faith Hospice for the compassionate care they provided. Visitation will be held at First Christian Reformed Church of Byron Center, 8541 Byron Center Ave. SW on Monday, June 21, from 6 - 8 pm, Tuesday, June 22, from 1 - 3 and 6 - 8 pm and Wednesday, June 23, from 10 - 10:45 am with the funeral service following at 11 am. Dr. David Murray will officiate. Interment will be in Winchester Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Marlene may be made to Lack's Cancer Center or Faith Hospice.

STROO FUNERAL HOME
1095 68TH ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508 
Comments  
# Connie Bolt 2021-06-20 19:05
Dear Dean, Nikki, Kelly and the entire family:

Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you in the loss of Marlene. I pray that God’s loving arms will comfort you in the days, weeks, years ahead. Marlene will surely be missed by each of you. Rejoicing with you that she is pain free and enjoying heaven.

Connie and Jim Bolt
# Frank & Henie Brooke 2021-06-19 19:24
What a testimony of faith. Marlene had. Truly a Godly inspiration to all who knew her. We were blessed to have her as a neighbor and family member of our church. To God be the glory for how many lives she touched.
Till we see you again, Frank & Henie Brooke
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