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

John Jay Vander Stel Jr.

Service: A small graveside memorial will be held in the summer

Cemetery: Pine Hill 

     John Jay Vander Stel, Jr., age 64, passed into heaven peacefully on February 16, 2022, after a brave battle with Leukemia. John was one of four children born to Rev. John and Mildred Vander Stel of Grand Rapids. He graduated from Wyoming Park High School and went on to join the military. John served his country in the U.S. Army working in Intelligence for over 14 years and was stationed in Hawaii, Germany, New Jersey and Texas with his wife, Jane, of many years. In 1983, their precious daughter, Amanda, was born. John had such a positive attitude, and all who knew him would say that he never complained. He was a night owl and had a genuine love for electronics and all things computer. He spent a lot of time online and truly enjoyed researching, learning new things, and visiting with friends.

     John will be lovingly remembered by his three sisters, Shirley (Charles) Wasoski, Dr. Lynda Mae (Kurt), Phyllis (Scott) DeVos; nieces and nephews, Jennifer Kamps, Matthew (Danielle) Wasoski, Tyler DeVos, Baylee DeVos; great nieces and nephews, Shawn, Lucy, Cole and Quentin Kamps, Jaxton Wasoski; and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. John and Mildred Vander Stel; daughter, Amanda Vander Stel; and great nephew, Connor Kamps.

     Per John's wishes, the family will gather to celebrate his life with a small graveside memorial at Pine Hill Cemetery at a later date this coming summer. 

     The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods for the wonderful and loving care they showed John and to all who supported him and them during his battle.

1095 68TH ST SE
# Amy And Bob Bootsma 2022-02-18 16:28
We will miss you, John❤️
You really were a very cheerful soul!
Love Amy and Bob
# Joan Feyen 2022-02-18 15:35
May your family feel the peace that passes all understanding and may you find rest, as you have had a lot of loss recently. Love to all
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