Bernice Koeman

  • Born: October 12, 1928
  • Died: January 8, 2020
  • Location: Beaverdam, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
Tel. (616) 772-2173

Tribute & Message From The Family

Bernice N. (De Boer) Koeman, age 91 of Beaverdam, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

She is survived by her children: Robert and Marcia De Boer, Arloa and David Schout and Jack and Diane De Boer; grandchildren: Jacki and Steven Lichti, Scott and Angela De Boer, Joel and Jennifer Schout, Curtis and Krista Schout, Rex and Kristin Schout, Naomi and Bruce Gilde, Paul and Christy Schout, Valerie De Boer and Rhonda and Christopher Young; 23 great grandchildren: step-children: Fran and Ted Kempers, Brian and Jan Koeman, Craig and Candi Koeman, Evan and Karen Koeman, Gerry and Brenda Koeman and many step grandchildren; sister Faith and Tom Germeraad; sisters-in-law: Margaret Pyle and Pauline Vander Kooy.

She was preceded in death by her husbands: Frank De Boer Jr. in 1986 and Nelson Koeman in 2017 and her son William De Boer in 1996.

Bernice was a member of Beaverdam Reformed Church where she was active in the Mission Guild and the Ladies Aid.

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 South State Street, Zeeland. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, January 13, 2020 also at the funeral home. Interment will be in Beaverdam Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Spectrum Health Hospice.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Oh the memories I have of your mom (and dad). I topped onions and dug potatoes for your family in the summer months a LONG long time ago....working alongside all of you. As I look back ---- those were good years. We probably didn't think so at the time..... We worked hard and had lots of fun in that dirty black dirt. I remember your mom making tuna fish sandwiches that we were welcomed to enjoy. They were the best sandwiches I had ever tasted :) Your mom was a very sweet lady!! I know she will be missed greatly. May God bless all of you in this time of grieving --- and yet rejoicing that she is with her Savior! I now live in South Dakota with my husband.....back where I was born.
Barbara (Verduin) Peters

Posted by Barbara Peters - Crookson, NE   January 21, 2020


Our Sincere Condolences to All.

Posted by The Van Tatenhove kids and families - Holland, MI   January 11, 2020


So sorry for your loss. Bernice was such a wonderful person. My mother, Esther, Nelson's sister, was very fond of her. Prayers for everyone that knew and loved her.

Posted by Nancy Nelson - Baltimore, MD - Family   January 10, 2020

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