Joyce E. Bruursema

  • Born: December 17, 1929
  • Died: March 31, 2021
  • Location: Zeeland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

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

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joyce E. Bruursema, 91, of Zeeland, went home to the arms of Jesus, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Resthaven Care Center.

Joyce was born December 17, 1929, in Grand Rapids. Her parents were John and Alice (Lampen) Boone. She married Charles R. Bruursema Sr. and they raised their five children in Zeeland. They were members of First Reformed Church of Zeeland. Joyce retired from Herman Miller in 1995 after 17 years of service. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Charles Sr. (2011), their sons: Charles Jr. (2003), David (2008), Mark (1991), and John (2021); son-in-law Jack Ferwerda Jr. (2001), grandson Curtis (1992), and great-grandsons Isaac (2012) and Sawyer (2013).

She is survived by her daughter Mary Ferwerda and Patrick Daly of Zeeland, daughters-in-law: Karen Bruursema of Grand Haven, Bonnie Bruursema of Holland, Dawn and Art Renkema of Zeeland, Bobbie Jo Bruursema of Zeeland; brother Ronald Niebarger of Allendale. Joyce was the loving Grandmother to 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, April 5, 2021, at First Reformed Church of Zeeland, 125 East Lincoln Avenue, Zeeland 49464. Visitation will be 11:00-12:45pm prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in Zeeland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Resthaven Care Center.
Arrangements are by the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Aunt Joyce was such a blessing to me as her nephew. I was grieved to hear of her passing, but know she is with her Lord now. Unfortunately, I did not know about her passing or the funeral until the day after it. Wish I could have been there, but my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Andy & Laura Neibarger

Posted by Andy Neibarger - Family   April 22, 2021

Dear Mary and family, I will never forget that laugh and that smile . She was always ready for a good time and oh how she loved Her family. She loved a house full of laughter and happiness. We will miss Her but will always remember what a kind and loving Aunt she was to all.✝! We continue to pray for you all. Cousins, Nancy and Adam Smith

Posted by Nancy Smith - Family   April 03, 2021

I'm very sorry for your loss

Posted by Eddie Cardoza - Family Friend   April 01, 2021

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