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 



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 Carol Elaine Kroll (Boss)
No Services  
Cemetery: Winchester

Carol Elaine Kroll (Boss), age 77, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, peacefully left her earthly body to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, after a 4-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.  She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Donald Jay Kroll, on April 23, 2004.  She is survived by her only child, Brian Jay Kroll (Dana Ann Kroll), of Grand Rapids, Michigan; her only sibling, Gary Boss (Jane Boss), of the Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin area. Carol is also survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Lucy and Larry Whitcomb of Overisel, MI; Pat and Dale Dawson of Boise, ID; and brother-in-law, Alvin Kroll of Grand Rapids, MI; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.  Carol was born on June 2, 1946, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Henry and Marie Boss (Benjelink). Carol grew up in the Seymour Square area of Grand Rapids and attended Grand Rapids Christian High School, graduating in 1964. Carol and Don were married on October 20, 1973, in Grand Rapids, where they lived the remainder of their lives.  Carol worked for Blodgett Hospital for many years after school, and then worked for Spectrum Health’s Heart Center before retiring in 2012. She was also an extremely gifted artist and cross-stitch enthusiast.  Many friendships were made and flourished through this passion. Carol enjoyed traveling with her husband and son and was also an avid reader. She attended Grand Rapids First Church in Wyoming where she was a member for over 40 years.  Per her and her family’s wishes, there will not be a memorial service held. Her earthly resting place will be next to her husband Don in Winchester Cemetery, Byron Center, Michigan.

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# Peggy Ruggirello 2023-10-24 01:44
Dear Brian and Dana,
I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved mom. Although I only met her once at our family Thanksgiving, I enjoyed getting to know her and remember her kind and gentle spirit. Getting to know you over the years, Brian, the good man you are is a great testament to your mom and dad and the blessings they brought to the world, and to our family in particular. I thank God for your mother, and for you, Brian and Dana. May God's love and promises give you comfort.

With much sympathy, Aunt Peg
# Jody Pisching 2023-10-23 01:54
While I never met your mom, I feel like I knew her through the stories from Dana and my sister Lucille, and you. She sounds like a remarkable and extremely gifted woman. I was so sad and sorry to hear about her passing. I know it’s especially hard to lose someone close to Alzheimer's. You lose them slowly with each visit. Incredibly hard.
I am so grateful to have some of her needlepoint pieces that showcase her talent and artistry. My smile will be even brighter now when I look at them knowing she is in heaven, clear minded and reunited with your father.
Your wife, my niece, Dana, is one of our earthly angels and I am so proud of how she loved, cared, and supported you and your mom all the years she knew her.
Sending warm hugs and much love during this difficult time.
Aunt Jody
# Jason Kakabaker 2023-10-18 15:28
May you always remember all of the caring times and loving moments between you and your wonderful Mother.
Tim and I are very sorry for your loss, BK.
# Jason Davies 2023-10-18 13:39
Brian & Dana,

I've been praying that you're able to find peace and comfort in the passing of your mom. Thinking of you both and hope you find happiness and joy in celebration of your mom's life.

With sympathy and well wishes, Jason
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