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


Gerrit Zylstra33

Service Information

Gerrit Jan Zylstra
Visitation: At Covenant CRC, prior to the service, from 10 to 11:45 AM, Saturday, November 27  
Service: 12 noon, Saturday, November 27, Covenant CRC 7171 Willard Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, 49548

Cemetery: Blain 
Memorials: Hand2Hand, 306 Chicago Dr., Jenison, MI 49428  or Streams of Hope, 280 60th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Gerrit Jan Zylstra, age 87, of Grand Rapids, MI, was called to his heavenly home on Friday, November 19, 2021.  He was born to Bouwe and Diena (Post) Zylstra on June 8, 1934, in ZuidWolde, The Netherlands.  He was a loving father and opa who cherished spending time with his family.  He enjoyed golfing and walking.  He was preceded in death by his 5 sisters and 5 brothers.  Gerrit is lovingly remembered by his wife, of 60 years, Alida; children, Sandra (Tony) Vroon, David (Liesl) Zylstra, Jim (Vickie) Zylstra; grandchildren, Hanna (Justin) Ford, Anthony (Maddie) Vroon, Josh (Lindsay) Vroon, Emily Vroon, Will Vroon, Jack, and Sarah Zylstra, Nathan, Sam, and Drew Zylstra; one great grandson and one great granddaughter on the way; sister, Dini (Henry) Evers; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ann Zylstra, Grada Zylstra, Myrna Zylstra, Johanna (Paul) Buit, Patti Wynbelt, Pete Wynbelt, Gerhard (Patty) Wynbelt; many nieces and nephews.  The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday, November 27, prior to the service at Covenant Christian Reformed Church, 7171 Willard Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548, from 10 to 11:45 AM.  The service will begin at 12 noon, with Rev. Curt Walters officiating.  Interment will be in Blain Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in honor of Gerrit may be made to Hand2Hand or Streams of Hope.

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