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

 

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David Pell

Service: Will be held on November 20, 2021 in Florida

Cemetery: Alaska Cemetery, Caledonia Twp., MI


David Pell

January 13, 1937-October 19, 2021

Born to Jerold and Grace Pell at home in Grand Rapids MI, David was one of 8 children. A house full of 4 boys and 4 girls created a large demand on mom. Dave being child #5 was said to be raised mostly by his oldest sister Clare. This formed a close relationship between them that continued throughout their lives. It wasn't a coincidence they only lived a mile apart in Wyoming MI till Clare passed away in Aug. 1978.

Jerold, his father, was the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church (44th & Ivanrest) and a builder. To help support the family Dave and his brothers helped Jerold build houses. Jerold was not soft on the boys, they all learned to do things properly and to work long and hard. This influenced David greatly, as the rest of his life he was often helping others with home repairs and projects. Dave only completed 6th grade education but was always employed until he retired. He went to work for his uncle Bill and 6 aunts at Gospel Folio Press. He was a printer for them but he also did building repairs and many projects as needed,

At age 21 Dave was married to Carol Ann Kedde and they remained married till he passed. They had 4 children: David, Marjorie, John & Paul. David and his wife Cindy have 4 children and 10 grandchildren. Marjorie (Marg ) married Ernest VanNoller and they have 3 children. John stayed single. Paul has 7children.

Interment has taken place at Alaska Cemetery, Caledonia Township, Michigan. A memorial service will be held on November 20, in Florida.

 

STROO FUNERAL HOME
1095 68TH ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508 
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