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 



Service Information

Gladys Irene Holwerda
Visitation: Thursday, February 3, from 10 - 11 am at Ideal Park CRC
Service: 11 am Thursday, February 3, at Ideal Park CRC, 320 56th St. SW

Cemetery: Rest Lawn Memorial Park
Memorials: Spectrum Hospice, 750 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Gladys Irene (Hunefeld) Holwerda, age 91, of Byron Center, MI, while surrounded by her family, peacefully passed away and entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior on January 29, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Holwerda Jr. who was the love of her life. They were married for 52 years. She was also preceded in death by her two brothers and two sisters, Bill Hunefeld, Anna Hankamp, Clarence Hunefeld, and Wilma Goote. She is survived by her dear children, James "Jim" (Denise) Holwerda, Cynthia "Cindy" (George) Lapinski, Jack (Jennifer) Holwerda, Dan (Carol) Holwerda; 20 grandchildren and their spouses; 40 great grandchildren with 1 great granddaughter on the way; as well as many nieces and nephews. Gladys enjoyed gardening and being an impeccable homemaker. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren whom she loved very much and prayed for each day. The family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers, Becca, Elizabeth, Joan and Judy, who lovingly cared for Gladys the past 18 months. The family will greet relatives and friends for one hour before the service on Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:00am at Ideal Park Christian Reformed Church, 320 56th Street SW Wyoming, MI 49548. The funeral service will begin at 11:00am with Rev. Kent Rottman officiating. Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Park. The family invites you to a luncheon following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Hospice.

1095 68TH ST SE
# Dan Alberta 2022-02-05 17:43
My prayers and condolences to all the Holwerda families. I knew John and Gladys from my years working at Holwerda Greenhouse. Great memories of them both. Gladys was a kind and awesome lady.
# Sally martin- Sharpl 2022-02-02 20:42
Celebrating the life of a wonderful woman and mourning her passing with you.
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