Bruce and Norma Stegenga purchased the Vanderpool Funeral Home in June 1970. The name was changed to Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel in 1973. The Ronan Mortuary was purchased in 1975 from Edwin Ronan and the name was changed to the Ronan-Stegenga Mortuary.
In 1982 the two separate locations of Ronan-Stegenga Mortuary and Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel were joined to form what is known today as the Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel located at 3131 S. Division Avenue, Wyoming, Michigan. In 1981 major renovation took place, doubling the size of the Division Avenue location, making it possible to accommodate the two separate businesses in one location.
Bruce G. Stegenga (1940-1991) operated the funeral chapel at this location until his death in 1991. Norma assumed ownership of the firm and operated the business office. In January of 1993, Norma married Klaas Kapteyn of Byron Center.
1993 - Kurt B. Stegenga, son of Bruce and Norma, continues the family tradition as a licensed funeral director and owner of the funeral chapel. Kurt and wife, Sue, have three children.
2001 - Stegenga Funeral Chapel, Belmont location opens, offering funeral services to Northern Kent County. The cities of Belmont, Rockford, Sparta, NE and NW Grand Rapids, and surrounding areas are served by the Stegenga family. With two locations, the Stegenga Family of Funeral Service offers its services to the Greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan communities.
2008 - Cremation Services of West Michigan is launched. The online referral company is for families seeking affordable cremation service, referring families to the Stegenga Funeral Chapel and the Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel for affordable options. Sue Stegenga, Kurt's wife, is a key part of making this referral service available.
Today - The Stegenga Funeral Chapel-Belmont and the Stegenga Funeral Chapel-Wyoming are operated as one organization. Its locations provide funeral, burial and cremation services for families in the West Michigan community. Since 1993, Kurt Stegenga has maintained a conservative view of pricing, believing in keeping funerals affordable to the families his funeral home serves.