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

 Phyllis M. (Horton) Lapekes
Visitation: 11 AM - 12 Noon at Banner of Christ Church, Saturday, March 18  
Service: 12 Noon, Saturday March 18, at Banner of Christ Church, 1111 68th St. SW, Byron Center, 49315

Cemetery: Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
Memorials: Michele's Rescue,  301 Alten Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI  49503 of Christ Church,,  Unleashed Love Pet Rescue,

Phyllis M. (Horton) Lapekes, age 88, of Alto, MI, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, February 18, 2023.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and going to many of their activities and sport events.  She was a member of the Red Hat’s group and Golden G’s at Godwin Heights High School.  Phyllis was an artist and enjoyed painting and traveling to many places around the United States and Europe.  She retired from Steelcase after many years of faithful service.  Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Velma Horton; siblings, Helen Boots, Raymond Horton, Edith Schwander, Howard Horton, Mick Andrews, Ralph Horton.  Lovingly remembering Phyllis are her children, Craig A. Volk, Melanie A. Leroux, Laurie K. Moose; grandchildren, Craig, Jacob, Jaron, Brandon, and Jessie Volk, Kim (Vince) Anderson, Julee Leroux, Joe (Jennifer) Leroux, Theresa (Terry) Chrisman, Dan Dosenberry, Russell Moose Jr., Lindsay Berger; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Elaine DeRuiter, Chic Sonner; many special nieces and nephews.  The service will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, March 18, at Banner of Christ Church, 1111 68th St. SW, Byron Center, 49315, with a one hour visitation prior from 11 AM – 12 Noon, Pastor Mike Caley will officiate.  Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Michele's Rescue or Banner of Christ Church, or Unleashed Love Pet Rescue.

1095 68TH ST SE
# Jamie Rose 2023-03-17 18:50
Phyllis has been in my life since the day I was born. My Mother (Donna Beck) and her were friends for over 70 years. They were the BEST of friends. A lifetime of great memories! Raising children, traveling, making crafts, cooking and sewing to name a few. After I lost my mother in 2010 Phyllis continued to keep me in her life and a part of her family. Her eyes would always sparkle when she introduced me to people, saying this is my best friends daughter. I will remember that always! I loved her feisty personality and sense of humor. She was one of the most loving people I have ever known. Family was EVERYTHING to her. I am honored that she was part of my life. I will miss her dearly. I am sure my Mother welcomed her with open arms. It's hard to say goodbye to such a beautiful lady, but I am looking forward to continuing to spend time with her family. Lots of love... forever
# Jerry Michael Caley 2023-03-13 14:47
What a dear and lovely soul. Let her life be a tribute to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Blessings to her many family and friends!
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