Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
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 Robert K. Stroo - Owner / President 


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Service Information

Gary Charles DeHenau

Visitation and Memorial Service: At Stroo Funeral Home (1095 68th St. SE), Saturday, November 13, 2021; visitation from 10 - 11 am with the memorial service following at 11 am 
Celebration: Immediately following the service. The family invites you to join them for the celebration at FireRock Grille, 7177 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Caledonia, MI 49316  

Memorials: Contributions in honor of Gary may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice, 750 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The service will be live-streamed at Stroo Funeral Home Inc. Facebook


Gary Charles DeHenau, age 67, passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021, after a courageous battle against cancer.  Above all else, Gary cherished his family and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. As a co-owner of Carroll Products, he displayed a strong work ethic and proudly retired in 2008 after a 35 year career in sales. Gary enjoyed traveling, especially in the tropics, where he was fond of scuba diving and spending time relaxing on the beach. He was an avid boater and took advantage of the Great Lakes as much as possible.  Gary was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Michelle, and brother, Allan.  He will be dearly missed by his wife, of 38 years, Karen; daughter, Sheryl (Travis) Carter; grandsons, Landon and Collin; son, Kyle (Sarah) DeHenau; brother, Ronald DeHenau; brothers-in-law, Lawrence (Denise) Krawczak, Dennis (Joyce) Krawczak, Thomas (Sheila) Krawczak; aunt, Dorothy Priebe; cousins, nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. Memorial donations in honor of Gary may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice. 

1095 68TH ST SE
# Susan Aceto 2021-11-10 01:16
Karen we have formed some fun memories with you and Gary, Rummikub, Corn Hole in your back yard, Lake Michigan on the Powerquest, beaching the Pontoon in Fl , and the list goes on. Gary will always have a special place in our heart! It’s so very sad Gary’s smile and clever wit will missed.
My prayers are with the family.
# Mary & Gene Stys 2021-11-09 18:41
Mary and I were very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. I know that he will be dearly missed by his family. As Gary’s business partner for over 30 years, I can attest to the challenges that we encountered and overcame to make Carroll Products a successful business. He was a very gifted salesperson and was instrumental in the early development of our business. He was the kind of person who would walk up to anyone and start a conversation like they were friends. We went on annual golf trips all over the country, fishing trips and of course a business trip to France and Spain. We loved him dearly even though we didn’t always agree. We will never forget all the good times we had.
Gene & Mary Stys
# Ed Johnson 2021-11-07 20:13
Gary and I became quick friends from the first time we did some pkg business together. We combined our so called "business" golf trips and traveled with our families together. Loved Gary for his enthusiasm and constant optimism. He will be missed but memories of "G Charles" will last forever.
Ed and Debbie Johnson
# Jacque Alexander 2021-11-04 20:04
My sadness leaves me speechless. The words of Cicero sum it up. “Friends are together when they are separated, they are rich when they are poor, strong when they are weak, and a thing even harder to explain-they live on after they have died, so great the honor that follows them, so vivid the memory, so poignant the sorrow”. Love you & the memories.
# Heidi Beyer 2021-11-01 18:47
All of us at the Wharf Marina will miss Gary tremendously. He was a fighter and had the best outlook on what he was up against. Letting go of his Powerquest was a sad day, but he said he would be back, and he was, although not in the capacity he had hoped for. The last time he stopped in, he had drove himself with his newly modified car and his walker. He was determined to not let the cancer stop him. We will miss his positive attitude and smile at the Wharf. Our deepest condolences to Gary’s family and friends. We will miss him. - Phil, Dan & Heidi
# Sharon Bobowski 2021-10-29 19:29
I will miss my favorite cousin - I have many fond memories of the family holiday gatherings. We would all eat 2 heaping plates of wonderful food and then rush out an play touch football. Those were the days. Love you CUZ.

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