George VanStrien

February 26, 1921 ~
February 21, 2021

George VanStrien, age 99, of Grandville, passed into Glory on Sunday, February 21, 2021, five days before his 100th birthday, and went to be with his Lord and Savior. He was a hard worker and instilled in his children a good work ethic, honesty, and integrity. He proudly served his country in the Army during World War II. He was very devoted to his wife of 70 years, Edith who passed away this past November 30. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kelly Kuiper; parents, Peter and Catherine VanStrien; brother and sisters, Peter VanStrien, Catherine Brouwer, Frances Van Liere, Betty Zandstra, Minnie Longstreet. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Judy and Ron Westra, Pete and Jan VanStrien, Mark VanStrien and Lynn Prouty, Lori and Dave Kuiper, George VanStrien; 15 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Bill Vogel, Dan and Laura Breuker. Funeral services will be held Friday 11 am at Heritage Reformed Congregation 540 Crescent St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, with Rev. Joel Beeke officiating. Live streaming of the service can be viewed on the church website at https://heritagereformedgr.org/. Burial Floral View Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family for an hour of visitation prior to the service at church. Please be considerate of social distancing and mask guidelines. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to Plymouth Christian School Foundation or Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.

Visitation
Friday, February 26
10:00am - 11:00am

Heritage Netherlands Reformed Church
540 Crescent St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Funeral Service
Friday, February 26
11:00am

Heritage Netherlands Reformed Church
540 Crescent St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Leave Your Tribute Message

February 27, 2021 5:58pm
Our deepest sympathy to the family in the loss of your loved one. I will always remember Uncle George for his kind and loving ways, but also his wonderful sense of humor. May God give you comfort and peace.

- Bruce and Linda Smith

February 25, 2021 11:13pm
My sympathy to each of you, the VanStrien Family. I feel fortunate for the time Uncle George shared with our family.

- Marilyn Kamp

February 25, 2021 10:38am
To all the family. I pray that you will know the presence of the God of all comfort and grace and that He will strengthen you as you mourn the loss of George. I trust that you will be able to be encouraged that he is now at home with his Lord who kept him faithful all these years.

- Joyce Griffiths

February 23, 2021 7:40am
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your father, grandfather, great grandfather. Prayer that God will comfort.

- Joan Kamp

February 22, 2021 10:56pm
Dear VanStrien Family. My heartfelt sympathy in the passing away of George. Or rather passing on! HIs hope and expectation was placed in His Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. May that be your comfort and strength as you grieve. Tears of sadness and joy mixed. "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints" (Psalm 116:15). With love, Pastor Foppe VanderZwaag

- Foppe VanderZwaag




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