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 


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Service Information

 Richard Straub
Visitation: Saturday, April 23, from 2 - 5 pm at Stroo Funeral Home
Committal Service: 11 am Saturday, April 23, at Resurrection Cemetery
Cemetery: Resurrection
Memorials: Paws With a Cause (4646 Division Ave., Wayland, MI 49348) or West Michigan Therapy Dogs (PO Box 2533, Grand Rapids, MI 49501)

Richard Lee "Rick" Straub, age 72, of Kentwood, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Rick honorably served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, and was a member of American Legion Post # 28 in Grand Haven. He began his career as an airport police officer and went on to work for Northwest / Delta Airlines, retiring as a manager. Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Irwin and Arlene Straub; his brothers, Jim Straub and Chris Straub; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Stephen and Josephine Tobolic; and his brothers-in-law, Michael Tobolic and Tobin McCarthy. Rick cherished his family deeply and was passionate about being involved in family activities.  He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years, Mary; his son and daughter-in-law, Paul Straub and Danielle Webb; his beloved granddaughter, Lucy Webb, with another grandchild on the way; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Sam Fessenden, Nancy and John Myszka, Linda and Larry Olson; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Gail Straub, Russell and Barb Tobolic, Dr. Timothy and Suzi Tobolic, Betty McCarthy, Julie and Rich Schlipp, Steve and Kelle Tobolic, Margaret and Dennis Dykstra; many nieces and nephews. A committal service, including military honors, will be held at 11 am on Saturday, April 23, at Resurrection Cemetery, 4100 Clyde Park Ave. SW, Wyoming. Family and friends are invited to celebrate and remember Rick's life during a memorial visitation from 2 - 5 pm on Saturday, April 23, at Stroo Funeral Home (1095 68th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508). In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to Paws With a Cause (4646 Division Ave., Wayland, MI 49348 or West Michigan Therapy Dogs (PO Box 2533, Grand Rapids, MI 49501

1095 68TH ST SE
# Amy Moran 2022-04-22 03:01
Mary and Paul, I was so sorry to hear about rick's passing. I didn't know him well but I have it on good authority that he was a great guy and an awesome neighbor. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Love, Amy
# Michelle Teesdale 2022-04-22 01:26
I’m so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Every time he came into the office he was so incredibly nice. Thinking of you, Paul and the rest of your family.

(Your former colleague)
# Tom Permoda 2022-04-20 20:52
My deepest condolences to the family.
# Chuck Bouwens 2022-04-20 20:10
Friends since high school. Lots of laughs and good times. I wouldn’t be sitting here next to my wonderful wife Sally if not for the fact that you introduced us to each other almost 50 years ago. We’ll miss you good friend.
# Robin Marihugh 2022-04-20 03:01
Mary, I am sorry to hear this. Our prayers go out to you and your son at this time.
# Robert Stauffer 2022-04-17 23:19
So sorry for your loss loosing to many friends we have another funeral at the same time in Ohio
# Drew Klofta 2022-04-16 04:41
Very sad to hear of Rick's passing. I will miss our many breakfast meetings together. Patricia and I are still in AZ until the end of this month. Our prayrs for you and Rick too. We worked together many years and continued to see each other after we retired. Glad that Rick had several years in retirement to enjoy, but nver enough.
Again, our prayers for you and you family.
Drew & Patricia
# Bob Berggren 2022-04-16 00:51
You were always a great guy and we had many good times back in the day. We'll all miss you Rick.
# James A Stover 2022-04-15 19:51
Our thoughts and Prayers to go out to his family
Mary and Paul at this time of loss.

James and Kathy Stover
Belmont, MI

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