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 


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Service Information

Karen M. Lyzenga
Visitation: Thursday, July 22, from 6 - 8 PM at Stroo Funeral Home
Service: 11 AM Friday, July 23, at Princeton Christian Reformed Church (5330 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood, MI 49508)

Cemetery: Blain  
Memorials:Byron Community Ministries (8250 Byron Creek Dr. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315) -OR- Faith Hospice (2100 Raybrook SE, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546)

Karen M. Lyzenga passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 15, 2021, one day prior to her 85th birthday. Karen was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Dale, and her son, Steven Lyzenga. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Lori (Paul) Faber, Dave (fiancee, Kathy Boogaard) Lyzenga, Sari (Todd) Emmert, Tracy (Chris) Meengs, Amy (Kevin) Schaaf; her grandchildren, Lindsay (Cory) Noble, Brian (Andrea) Faber, Anna (fiance, Luke Louderback) Faber, Rachel Blanchard, Justin (Danielle) Lyzenga, Jared (Lauren) Lyzenga, Elise (fiance, Cody Thompson) Emmert, Joseph Emmert, Claire Emmert, Hannah Emmert, Chloe Meengs, Julia Meengs, Lauren Meengs, Garrett Schaaf, Caroline Schaaf, Ethan Schaaf, Lydia Schaaf; eight great grandchildren, Heidi, Hendricks, Rorie, Paul, Jacob, Ella, Haley, and Wade; her sister, Alice (Vern) DeVries; her sister-in-law, Carrie Lyzenga; and her nieces and nephews. Karen was blessed with many friendships and groups of friends over the years. She enjoyed traveling, sewing, and knitting. Her greatest joy was time spent with her children and their families hosting many birthday celebrations and holiday gatherings. She will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held from 6 - 8 PM on Thursday, July 22, at Stroo Funeral Home. A memorial service will take place at 11 AM on Friday, July 23, at Princeton Christian Reformed Church, 5330 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, with Rev. Steve Hull officiating. The service will be livestreamed by going to the church website - - and choosing "Watch Online". Interment in Blain Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Byron Community Ministries, where Karen served as a volunteer for many years; or to Faith Hospice, in appreciation for their loving care of Karen and her family.

1095 68TH ST SE
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