Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
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Michael A. Vos - Owner / Manager
 Robert K. Stroo - Owner / President 



Service Information

 Maynard H. Belt
Visitation: Prior to the service at the church, Tuesday, September 20, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Service: 1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 20, at West Cannon Baptist Church, 5760 Cannonsburg Rd. NE, Belmont, MI 49306

Cemetery: Fairplains
Memorials: Baptist Mid-Missions, 7749 Webster Rd. Middleburg Heights, OH, 44130  or Fellowship of Missions, Rev. Steve Fulks, 653 Tanger Wolf Lane, LaGrange, OH, 44050

It is with sad hearts, but also with hearts of praise to the Lord, that we announce the unexpected home going of Maynard H. Belt, of Grand Rapids, MI, age 81, on Sunday, September 11, 2022.  Maynard is survived by the love of this life, together for 59 years, Ann; daughter, Shelly Belt; son, Kelly (Tammy) Belt; daughter, Melanie (Michael) Grewe; son, Chad (Marcy) Belt.  Six beloved grandchildren, Nate and Kayla Belt; Austin and Dylan Belt; Lexy and Shane Grewe; sister, Patty (Dan) Fisher; brothers-in-law, Jim (Lynn) Hall, John (Teri) Hall; many very special nieces and nephews.  Also surviving are his lifelong friends, Jerry (Jackie) Hopkins, and Gary (Shirley) Cook.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Lois (Myer) Belt; mother-in-law, Martha Hall; his brothers, David Belt, and Roger Belt; sister, Debbie Barbour; brother-in-law, David Hall; sister-in-law, Sheila Allen.  Maynard loved spending time with his family and friends, and he always enjoyed being the life of the party!  In his free time, he enjoyed writing, reading, traveling, and spending time at his lake house.  Maynard never retired throughout his life.  He pastored 4 churches around the state of Michigan.  For 16 years, he served as the State Representative for the Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches.  Most recently, he served as president of The Fellowship of Missions.  He wrote a few books and enjoyed teaching in his Sunday School class.  Maynard loved the Lord and had a heart for people.  He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.  A celebration of life is planned for Tuesday, September 20, at 1 PM at West Cannon Baptist Church, 5760 Cannonsburg Rd. NE, Belmont, MI, 49306.  Rev. Ken Floyd and Rev. Jerry Hopkins will officiate.  The family will greet visitors prior to the service from 11 AM to 12:30 PM.  The service will be live-streamed and can be viewed by following this address,  Private interment services will be held in Fairplains Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Maynard may be made to Baptist Mid-Missions, 7749 Webster Rd., Middleburg Heights, OH, 44130 or Fellowship of Missions, Rev. Steve Fulks, 653 Tanger Wolf Lane, LaGrange, OH, 44050.

1095 68TH ST SE
# Barb Boughner 2022-09-21 00:24
Ann & family.
I’m shocked to read of Pastor Belt’s home going but so happy for him. To be present with his Lord and Savior that he so faithfully served for so long, how awesome.
He was such a wonderful wonderful person. I loved him dearly.
I will miss my yearly Christmas letter.
How grateful I am that I can know I will see him again.
# Francine Busch 2022-09-17 03:01
Dear Ann & family,
My heart is saddened in hearing this news, knowing you now go forward without Maynard here. He was a kind, caring, faithful friend to Ron’s parents snd was always so respectful to me and Ron, as his younger friends. I loved his sense of humor and his love for Jesus and His Word. I pray your memories will be sweet as you share together as a family in the days ahead. Love, Francine
# Sarah Newcomb 2022-09-16 23:33
Dear Mrs Belt, Shelly, Kelly, Melanie, and Chad,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have no words. So many fond memories of Pastor Belt and all of you. Praying for you all during this time
# Charlotte Howett 2022-09-15 23:27
Dear Ann and family, was so shocked of Pastors home going. My prayers are with you all. I can only imagine all the celebrations going on in heaven with Mother and Dad (Bill and Janet Randall along with Gramie Idie Trent). And then of course PawPaw. It is hard for those left behind knowing you won’t see your loved one but all the precious memories you have you can focus on. Love you Mrs. Belt as Gramie taught me to call Mr and Mrs for our pastors so I still call you Mrs. Belt. Hugs and rejoicing with you that Pastor is with His Lord and one day for those of us who know the Lord as our Savior will be joined with him.
# Towana Bruno Ernst 2022-09-15 18:49
Dear Mrs Belt and family,
Heaven grows so much sweeter everyday. Sitting under Pastor Belt’s ministry through high school was such a blessing from the Lord! His presence here will be missed, but for such a short time until we meet again. Prayers for you and yours❤️
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