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

Donald Edward Nielsen
Visitation: Friday, March 4, from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home
Service: 11 am Saturday, March 5, at Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 68th St. SE

Cemetery: Blain 
Memorials: American Legion Post 208, 133 44th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49548 or your local animal shelter

Donald E. Nielsen, age 95, of Kentwood, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 28, 2022. Don served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He went on to work as a builder and was a jack of all trades. He loved to teach his family and friends how to build and fix things. Don enjoyed spending time with his family, especially camping. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald; daughter-in-law, Teresa; and three siblings. He is survived by his wife, Stella; children, Rick Nielsen, Pat (Dan) Fields, Sherry Nielsen; daughter-in-law, Chris Nielsen; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, his great-great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Taylor; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Penny, and his cats. The family will greet visitors on Friday, March 4, from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home, where the service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, March 5, with Pastor Jeff Ransom officiating. Military honors will be rendered by the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will be in Blain Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 208 or your local animal shelter.


1095 68TH ST SE
# Christina Oisten 2022-03-04 18:51
So, so sad to hear of his passing. He was such a terrific man. My prayers go out to your family. God will welcome him with open arms.
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