Obituary for Glenn Marvin Stroven

Born: Jul. 11th, 1924
Passed Away: Aug. 13th, 2013


Friday Aug. 16th, 2013
2:00pm to 4:00pm and
6:00pm to 9:00pm at Throop Funeral Home
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Saturday Aug. 17th, 2013, 11:00am at Lamont Christian Reformed Church
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Glenn M. Stroven, age 89, of Marne, was called home to his Lord Tuesday, August 13, 2013 with family at his side. Glenn was born in Grand Rapids, MI. to Jacob and Adrianna (Roskamp) Stroven who preceded him in death. He attended Coopersville High school and was employed at Green Vale Farms. When WWII broke out Glenn left school early to joined the Marine Corp. serving in the 5th Division and saw combat on the island of Iwo Jima. Upon his return from the service Glenn returned to his passion of farming. He farmed his whole life with pride, and was also a loving and dedicated care taker to his first wife Nelva for all of their 34 years of marriage and took great care of her until the day she passed away. Glenn was a source of kindness and generosity to many, often at the cost of giving up things for himself. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend to countless people. He had an unmatched quick wit and sense of humor. He always found good in everyone he knew and he loved everyone without reservation. Glenn was also preceded in death by his grandchildren Chuck Breen, Ryan Broene and Jessica VanHeest and brother James Stroven. Glenn will be deeply missed by his wife of 22 years Pauline; five children, Mary (Richard) Breen, Suzanne (Larry) Broene, Lennie (Steve) Kawka, Stuart Stroven and Carmen (Rex) Schierbeek; five step-children, Stuart Compagner, Amy Beth (Jeff) Basch, Ross (Julie) Compagner, Dean (Lorie) Compagner and Tyce (Patty) Compagner; 14 grandchildren, Greg (Melissa) Breen, Andy Breen, Marsha Broene, Mitch Broene, Jerry Fredricks, Glenn (Amanda) Fredricks, Amber Mastenbrook, Shane (Monica) Feikema, Nicole (Steve) Roper, Anthony Stroven, Nelva Stroven, Evan Schierbeek, Eli Schierbeek and Madison Schierbeek; 14 step-grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; one sister Mildred (Don) Feenstra; 7 sisters-in-law Lee Stroven, Grace Schierbeek, Winona (Henry) DeVries, Revah Smit, Norma (Lou) Stroven, Bonnie (Vern) Elzinga and Wanda VanLiew; two brothers-in-law, Ken DeVree and Jason (Marian) Wyngarden and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday 11:00 am at the Lamont Christain Reformed Church with Rev Ron Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood cemetery in Lamont. Relatives and friends may meet the family at the Throop Funeral Home in Coopersville on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 pm and Saturday one hour prior to the funeral service at church. Memorial donations may be made to Lamont Christian School or Hospice of Holland. An online guestbook may be signed at Throop Funeral Home-Coopersville Ph 616-837-8161


on Saturday Aug. 17th, 2013 at Maplewood Cemetery
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