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Richard Strunk, 71, of Sparta, passed away on July 18, 2021 in Grand Rapids.  Richard was born in Los Angeles on July 12, 1950. He is survived by his wife, Bernadette; seven children, Rick (Ingrid), Nicole, Rico (Emily), Brett (Annie), Josh, Courtney and Zack (Kate); step sons, Jeff Noorman and Mike (Carmen); grandchildren, Britleigh, Ashley, Ashton, Elliana, Chase, Spencer, Ford, Molly, Bella, Sophia, Max, Emma, Ellie and Abby; and great-grandchild, Dover. He is loved and will be missed by many.

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Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 616-452-3006.




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  1. Mary Ann Waldon-Roethig on July 21, 2021 at 6:10 am

    Dear Bernadette,
    I was sad to hear that Rick passed away. Please accept my condolences. I have fond memories of the two of you and your granddaughters.

    Kind regards,

    Mary Ann Waldon-Roethig

  2. Sharon Waldon Flink and David Flink on July 21, 2021 at 11:49 am

    So sorry for your loss. We will miss Rick. We had a lot of fun times.

  3. Nicole Strunk on July 22, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    Always with me my Hero, I love you dad.

  4. Susan martin on July 22, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    So sorry for your loss Nicole. In my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

  5. Luke Dysinger on July 22, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    I have many great memories about Rick and with all you kids. My live to all of you during this time.

  6. Richard mccormack on July 22, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    You had a big role in my life you were one of my foster parents and I will always be grateful of everything that you taught me rest in peace

  7. Larry and Jessica Morris on July 22, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    So sorry for your families loss. We meet Rick years ago when our kids went to school together in Sparta. Great man and family. Our condolences, Larry and Jessica Morris

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