Dolores Ann Strome / Dec. 21, 1931-Aug. 29, 2009

Published 8:24am Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dolores Ann Strome, 77, of Spring Lake, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2009, at a Grand Rapids hospital.

She was born Dec. 21, 1931, in Dowagiac, to Michael and Isabelle (Gaideski) Tokarski.
She married William L. Strome on June 23, 1956, in Dowagiac.

He preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 2003.

Dolores was employed as a business education teacher for many years and also worked as a substitute teacher in various school districts until her retirement from Grand Haven Community Education.

She was very active in Curves and also volunteered for the HOST program at Jeffers Elementary.

Dolores was a fabulous cook and enjoyed reading, camping and fishing. She was also a devoted and loving grandmother.

She is survived by: two daughters, Diane Strome of Grand Rapids and Karen (Stephen) Teays of Spring Lake; a son, William L. Strome of Kalamazoo; three grandchildren, Kevin, Eric and Brendan Teays; two sisters, Barbara (Terry) Wegner of Dowagiac and Judy (Bruce) Nitz of Baroda; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Kaye Alexander.

The service for Dolores will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home in Spring Lake with the Rev. Kenneth Nash and Bruce Nitz officiating.

Friends may meet the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society are appreciated.

Share memories with the family at their online guest book at

The family is being served by VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home of Spring Lake.

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