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

 David J. Perry

Service: Private 
Celebration Party: Thursday, October 20, 2022, from 4:30 - 7:30 PM at Fire Rock Grill, 7177 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Caledonia, with memories and stories being shared at 5:30 PM

Cemetery: Blain  
Memorials: SpringHill Camps https://www.springhillexperiences.com/ 

 or a charity of your choice 


David J. Perry, age 83, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, October 14, 2022. Known as DJ while growing up, and Dave by those who knew him well. Dave was very involved and committed to the lives of his family and was an active part of the community and was a member of Cornerstone Church. He was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed golfing and Michigan Football. Dave retired, after 38 years at Steelcase, as Director of International Human Resources.  Dave will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Carol; his children, Michael (Denise) Perry, Rich (Sandi) Perry, Beth (Chris) Locke; his grandchildren, Michael "MD" (Carissa), Christina, Mitch, Jonathan, Anna, and Mattson Perry; his great-granddaughter, Davey Jenn Perry; his brother-in-law, Rich Mattson; his sisters-in-law, Judy Mattson, and Mary Helen Mattson; as well as many nieces and nephews. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Dorothy Perry; his brother, Ken Perry; his parents-in-law, Rudy and Beatrice Mattson; and his brothers-in-law, Robert and Gary Mattson.  Honoring Dave's wishes, a private family service will be held. Family and friends are invited to join together for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at a Celebration Party in honor of Dave, which will take place at the Fire Rock Grill, 7177 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Caledonia, on Thursday, October 20, from 4:30 - 7:30 PM.  Please feel free to come prepared to share stories and memories of Dave at 5:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to SpringHill Camps or to a charity of your choice.  The family would like to thank the staff at Spectrum Rehab and Long-Term Care and Fresenius Kidney Care for their care of Dave.

STROO FUNERAL HOME
1095 68TH ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508 
Comments  
# Dirk Racette 2022-10-19 21:00
I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was part of the building the Kentwood tradition and why our school was a sign of excellence in the state. I treasure the memories Mike and Rich. I’m sorry I won’t be able to attend. Driving out to Kansas actually with my sister Diane for my uncle’s funeral tomorrow.
God bless.
# Art and Judy Koller 2022-10-17 22:49
We wish we could be there for his celebration of life. He was a great guy and wonderful friend. We are blessed to have him in our lives for so many years. So many fun memories! You are all in our thoughts and prayers as we know how much you will miss him.
# Dick&Linda Antonini 2022-10-17 19:24
Dave made a difference in many people’s lives. Hoping you’ll find comfort in the memories that are yours to cherish always. Words are never sufficient at this time, but we want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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