Daryl Boerman

  • Born: January 16, 1945
  • Died: August 7, 2018
  • Location: Zeeland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464

Tel. (616) 772-2173

Tribute & Message From The Family

Daryl Boerman, 73, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

Daryl was born in Holland, to Harvey and Josephine (Dekker) Boerman, on January 16, 1945. He graduated from Zeeland High School, and started working construction soon after. Daryl worked as a general contractor and did concrete construction, and masonry. Daryl married Mary Lou Gras in 1965, and they raised their three children in Zeeland. They were members of Faith Reformed Church. Daryl served in the Army National Guard, the Army Reserves and was a member of the Gilbert Karsten American Legion Post. He was preceded in death by his parents, his parents-in-law, Jacob and Gladys Gras, his brother Ronnie Boerman, his in-laws: Bill Schaap, Jim Blystra, and Patti Vander Zwaag.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Lou, children and grandchildren: Steve and Tracey Boerman (Mitch, Brett, Karisa) of Dorr, Scott and Mary Jo Boerman (Andrew, Alec) of Zeeland, Sandi and Mike Haverdink (Trenton, Austin, Brayden) of Hamilton; sisters: Beverly Schaap, Joan and Ron Morse, Karen and Gary Brouwer; in-laws: Norm and Marge Gras, Ken and Judy Gras, Larry and Sue Gras, Beverly Blystra, Rick Vander Zwaag, and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

The Daryl and Mary Lou Boerman Family is profoundly grateful to all of their family and friends who were so helpful and have been wonderfully kind and generous over the past few years.

A funeral service to honor the faith and life of Daryl Boerman will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, August 11, 2018, Faith Reformed Church, 220 West Central Ave., Zeeland 49464. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 pm, Friday, August 10 also at Faith Church. Interment will be in Zeeland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Reformed Church.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Boerman family, I was shocked and saddened to hear about Daryl passing. He was a life long friend from ZHS days and I was his best man at Daryl and Mary's wedding in 1965.He had many friends and was well liked by all who knew him. He was the best, and will be fondly remembered.
My sincerest sympathy.
Keith and Susanne Kloet Grand Rapids MI Sept 4, 2018

Posted by Keith Kloet - Grand Rapids, MI - Friend   September 05, 2018

Mary we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Daryl. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by John and Gesine Horsting - Zeeland, MI - friend   August 15, 2018

To Sandi, and the whole Boerman Family...We will all miss "Big Daryl", his big smile and laugh! He was always so fun when we would hang out at their house in high school!

Posted by "Little Lisa" Bartoli - Zeeland, MI   August 11, 2018

Dayrl was one of the happiest men at our work-out group at Holland Hospital. He was always a joy to be around and his laughter was infectious. We will miss him.

Posted by Frank Marro - Saugatuck, MI   August 11, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss, Bev, we know your brother was very special to you!

Posted by Stan & Marge Bergsma - Holland, MI - Friend   August 10, 2018

We were saddened to read of the passing of your brother, Anunt Bev. As you gather with your family to honor his life and share precious memories, may God cover all of you with His grace, love and comfort. God gives us these blessings and cares for us, because He is our Heavenly Father.

Jerry & Cheryl Cassity, Lansing

Posted by Jerry and Cheryl Cassity - Lansing, Illinois - Family   August 10, 2018

we send our sympathy to his family. i went to elementary school with daryl & have fond memories of his light personality. sorry for your loss.

Posted by jane lampen ashby - holland, MI   August 10, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss, I was a nurse aide at Freedom village, and over the past couple years I got to know him, and I have to say he was one of a kind. I will never forget his laugh, his smile, and his great sense of humor, there was never a dull moment. He always had some good jokes, and we would always tell each other funny ones, or stories. He was a real genuine, warm hearted man, who I am so happy to have had the privilege to have cared for, and get to know him. He truly had a big impact on me, and I'm forever greatful to have had the chance to know him, your family are in my prayers always.❤

Posted by Sylvia Santos - Holland, MI - Friend   August 09, 2018


Steve & Tracey & family - you have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad, Grandpa & dearest friend. Even though it was hard to see him struggle the last few years, we pray that you are comforted knowing that he is with Jesus - even right now!! Don't you just wonder what he is seeing, doing, feeling - all without any struggles that he went through here on earth. Amazing!! Please take comfort & know that he is doing great! Our prayer is that you will be comforted with the great person who he was, the love he had for his family and the memories of him that will never go away. Love you guys!!! Gordon & Karla Oosting

Posted by Gordon & Karla Oosting - Rockford, MI - Friend   August 09, 2018

Daryl will be sadly missed by all who knew him and all who worked with him

Posted by Erv De Weerd    August 09, 2018

It was a great privilege to be Daryl's nurse at FV. May his soul Rest In Peace!

Posted by Sene Simpson - Holland, MI   August 08, 2018

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