Jerald Boerman

  • Born: March 18, 1926
  • Died: November 9, 2020
  • Location: Zeeland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

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

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jerald Boerman, 94, of Bentheim, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020.

Jerald was born on the family farm March 18, 1926, to Thys and Sena (Busscher) Boerman. Jerald farmed his entire life and also worked for Keeler Brass for forty years before his retirement. He was a lifelong member of Bentheim Reformed Church where he served as an elder and deacon. Jerald served his country in the U.S. Navy post-WWII. He married Harriet De Kleine in 1949. Jerald was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Mike Boerman, an infant son Duane, and his grandson Ryan Boerman.

Jerald is survived by his wife of 71 years, Harriet, children: Darwin and Diane Boerman, Dawn and Brian Vander Hulst; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Emily Boerman, Marissa Boerman, Matthew and Megan Vander Hulst(Noella), Amy Vander Hulst; sisters-in-law: Juella Boerman, Mildred Boes, nieces and nephews.

A family funeral service will be held at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street. Interment will be in Bentheim Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Bentheim Reformed Church, or Hospice of Holland.

Condolence & Memory Journal

My thoughts and prayers are with Harriet and the rest of the family. I enjoyed getting to know Jerald, he was such a sweet man. He will be missed'

Posted by Karen Homkes - Holland, MI   November 12, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Jerald's family. May God surround you with His love and give you peace.

Posted by Gary and Linda Norder - Allendale, MI - Family Friend   November 12, 2020

I worked at the Atrium for 10 yrs. Jerald and I found out we had the same birthday shortly after he and Harriet moved in. We instantly became good friends. Rest in peace Jerald. I will never forget you. God bless.

Posted by A friend   November 12, 2020

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of a beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Posted by Randy and Sheryl Kleinheksel - Holland, MI - Family Friend   November 11, 2020

Jerald was always fun for me to talk with after church on Sunday. i missed them when they moved off the farm. and i want to send my sympathy out to Darby and Diane . and may God's comfort be upon you !! take care . Bob Deur

Posted by Bob Deur - Friend   November 11, 2020

I am so grateful to have grown up as neighbors with the Boermans. I have wonderful memories of time spent in their home. It was so nice to reconnect with Jerald and Harriet at Royal Atrium Inn these past few years. They could relate to lots of stories I shared with the residents from my experiences growing up in Bentheim. My deepest sympathies to Harriet, the family and all of Jerald's loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, Cindy (Yonker) Nyhoff

Posted by Cindy Nyhoff - ZEELAND, MI   November 11, 2020

My sympathies to the entire family. So many memories of Jerald from listening to him snore from the tv room as I was at piano lessons to his friendly wave from the front porch as you drove by the house. The hills on 38th Street will always be referred to as Boerman's hill. Confident he heard the words well done my faithful servant when he entered his heavenly home! My prayers for you all as you say your goodbyes.

Posted by Carla Gruppen - Friend   November 10, 2020

He was a loving Grandfather to all of us! We will miss him dearly!

Posted by Matt VanderHulst - Hamilton, MI - Grandchild   November 10, 2020

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