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

Thomas Lee Kruisenga
Visitation: Monday, April 11, from 6 - 8 pm and Tuesday, April 12 from 9:30 - 10:30 am prior to the service at Stroo Funeral Home
Service: 10:30 AM Tuesday, April 12, at Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Cemetery: Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI


Thomas Lee Kruisenga, age 73, of Kentwood, MI passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, April 2, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Virginia Kruisenga of Wyoming, MI and a beloved nephew Derek Kruisenga. He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart of 53 years Christine Kruisenga (Ledger) and his three children Mike (Jennifer) Kruisenga; grandchildren, Clayton (Rachel) Kruisenga, Gabriel, Ella, and Ava. Ryan (Julie) Kruisenga; grandchildren, Téa (Chase) SanMiguel, Calvin (great-grandchild Brynlee), and Samantha. Daughter Melissa (Kristopher) McNeil; grandchildren, Jose, Christian, Haiden, and William. Brothers Rick (Anne) Kruisenga, Dennis (Donna) Kruisenga, and sister Mary (Chris) Cooper; brothers-in-laws Scott (Nancy) Ledger, Jeff (Heather) Ledger, Craig (Jodi) Ledger. Along with several nieces and nephews. Tom was a standout athlete at Kelloggsville high school where he graduated in 1966. After being drafted into the Army, he returned home, where he started his career at Michigan Bell and met his best friend James VanOost. Tom played softball for several years with his lifelong friends Dan Neely and Scott Cline. He had a passion for hunting and fishing that he made sure to pass on to his grandchildren. He enjoyed many fishing trips to Canada with family and friends. Deer camp was also a special place for Tom to spend time with loved ones. He was actively involved in ministry for many years where he attended Grand Rapids First in Wyoming, MI. Tom’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his family...especially watching his grandkids play sports/activities. A visitation will be held on Monday April 11, 2022 from 6 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home in Grand Rapids, MI. A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 10:30 am at Stroo Funeral Home. A private burial with immediate family will take place at Fort Custer. The family will greet friends from 9:30 am - 10:30 am prior to the service.

1095 68TH ST SE
# Jim Rypkems 2022-04-06 03:13
Holy Cow Kruise,
We've been in touch for last 15 yrs, off + on.
You got your white hair way earlier than me!
We were buds for 68 yrs, my friend.
Our deepest sympathy to Chris, + extended family. Tommy made + left his Christian mark on all of us.
We lost a GREAT MAN. Alot of friends will talk about his athletic abilities. I won't. His best sport was football as an RB. I'll leave it there. In the end, + through his adult life, + during every single conversation , he always reiterated his love for Jesus, + Christine; whom he adored his entire adult life! What a great example on how to be a real man. II"ll always love you my brother Kruise.
RIP. ❤.
Jim and Kathi Rypkema
Okemos, MI
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