Wayne L. Boeve

  • Born: July 28, 1934
  • Died: June 15, 2020
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423

Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

Wayne Boeve went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 15, 2020 at the Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids. Wayne was born on July 28, 1934 to Nelson and Geneva (Bouwman) Boeve in Kalamazoo, MI. At the age of nine, his family moved back to Holland. After graduation from Holland High School, he began his life-long occupation as a carpenter. He worked 30 years for Harold Langejans Builders and 18 years for Vander Meulen Builders. On September 21, 1955 Wayne married his true love Hazel DeRoo of Zeeland. Together they raised three sons and one daughter. Wayne was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church where he served as both an Elder and a Deacon, where he also sang with the Graafschap double quartet for 25 years. After his retirement, he volunteered numerous times in the South for CRC Disaster Relief. He also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, Personal Energy Transportation of MI, Bibles for Mexico, and the CRC Conference Grounds. Wayne and Hazel loved to camp with family and friends. He also enjoyed gardening, volunteer projects such as building the wedding gazebo at the CRC Conference Grounds, playing card games, and attending his grandchildren's sporting and school events.

Wayne was a dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Hazel, children Keith and Paula Boeve, Kraig and MaryBeth Boeve, Ron and Jan Boeve, and Sheryl and James Jo, 10 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren with another on the way, sister Doris Langejans (Gordon), sister-in-law Ardella Gates (Stan), brother-in-law Herwin DeRoo (Lois), sister-in-law Barb Meeuwsen, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dick Boeve, and grandson Chris Boeve, Hazel's parents John and Susan DeRoo, sister-in-law Gerry VanTatenhove and her husband Ken, and brother-in-law Jerry Meeuwsen.

A private graveside service to honor Wayne's faith and life will be held at East Saugatuck Cemetery. Pastor Phil Kok will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a lasting gift in Wayne's name are asked to remember the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Arrangements are by Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home and condolence messages may be left online at www.langelandsterenberg.com.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Our sympathy and prayers to your family. Randy worked with Wayne at Langejans Builders for many years. That is where he got his love of building at and he said Wayne was always a perfectionist and he learned that from Wayne as well

Posted by Randy and Virginia Sloothaak - Holland, MI - Family Friend   July 31, 2020


Family, we are so sorry for your loss. It's never an easy thing to be sure. May Our God of Hope fill you with joy and peace in this time when we need Him so.

Posted by Henry and Annmarie Meppelink - Zeeland, MI - Family   June 22, 2020

I met Wayne and Hazel when my husband, Bruce was living at American House. They sat at the dining table with him. Wayne was so kind and helpful to my husband, and kind of showed him the ropes. Bruce and Wayne were also at Resthaven at the same time. Before the world closed down I had lunch with them a few times. Wayne was a good man. It's such a shame his health was so poor at the end. He was probably ready for a rest and some peace. Bruce passed away on April 8th; maybe they will be sharing a heavenly dining table. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Pam Blakeman - Holland, MI   June 20, 2020

Our sympathy and prayers for the family. Wayne was a very special cousin.

Posted by Randy and Rose Brondyke - HOLLAND, MI - Family   June 18, 2020

We have so many good memories of Wayne, especially when camping with the church group. He was always organizing games and activities, resulting in fun times for all of us.
We express our sympathies to your whole family!

Posted by Bill and Jenny Sytsma - Holland, MI - Friend   June 17, 2020

Thinking of you all and hoping memories of great family times bring you peace and comfort. How lucky you were to have such a special father.

Posted by Kendra Olsen - Norton Shores, MI - Family Friend   June 16, 2020


Love and sympathy to you all. He is now at peace and enjoying his eternal home .

Posted by Barb Meeuwsen - Zeeland, MI - Family   June 16, 2020

Ron & Jan, we are so sorry to hear of your dear father's passing. Dave has many fond memories of your dad. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead.

Posted by Dave & Nettie Kooiker - Zeeland, MI - Friend   June 16, 2020

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