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

 John R. Keenoy
Visitation: Friday, September 29, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at Stroo Funeral Home.  Saturday, prior to the service at Kentwood Community Church, September 30, from 10 to 11 AM
Memorial Service: 11 AM, Saturday, September 30, at Kentwood Community Church, 1200 60th St. SE, Grand Rapids, 49508

Memorials:  Streams of Hope/Streams   260 60th St. SE Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49548  https://streamsgr.org/donate/ 

John Robert Keenoy, age 56, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2023. Survived by his wife, Melissa, children John (Alyssa) and Mackenzie, father John, stepmother Cheryl, stepfather Jim Woelfel, mother and father in law Stephen and Nancy Duczynski, siblings Bill (Lisa), David (Jada), Dale (Rachel), Scott (Tracy), Paulette, brother in law, Stephen, 11 nieces and nephews, and granddaughter Josie. He was preceded in death by his mother Kathie Woelfel. With so many titles to name, he was always a leader and friend. John, son of John and Kathie, grew up in the small town of St. John's, Michigan where he and his brother Bill played football, basketball, and baseball. He earned a scholarship to play football at Michigan State University where he spent his first two years before transferring to Central Michigan University. At CMU, he met the love of his life, basketball player Missy. They would end up getting married in 1993 and moving to Kentwood where he started his career as a teacher, coach, and eventually a principal. He spent all 25+ years working at 8 different schools across the entire Kentwood school district dedicated to kids and the staff he worked with. We cannot comprehend the number of students that were lucky enough to call him a teacher, coach, or principal. He and Missy would have 2 kids of their own, John and Mackenzie. He was an extremely proud and involved father who you would see at every single one of their sporting events throughout their entire lives. John was also an extremely proud grandfather to Josie and would often say it is his new favorite title. John could often be found spending time with his friends on the golf course, traveling the country to watch his two children both compete in athletics, with his family on the boat in Gun Lake, or finding a new recipe on YouTube to test out. He and Missy were married for 30 years and they were each other's person. John was a people person, who gave his entire life to help kids. He was blessed to live and serve in the Kentwood community that he truly believed in. John R. Keenoy will be welcoming his newest grandchild, John in January where he will continue the John Keenoy legacy. Forever a Falcon. The family will greet visitors on Friday, Sept. 29, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 68th Street, SE, Grand Rapids; and on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 to 11 am at Kentwood Community Church.  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 30, 2023 at Kentwood Community Church, 1200 60th Street, SE, Kentwood, MI. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Streams of Hope/Streams, an organization helping underprivileged families in the Kentwood Community.

STROO FUNERAL HOME
1095 68TH ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508 
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