Sherwin Boersen

  • Born: July 27, 1940
  • Died: November 14, 2021
  • Location: Zeeland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

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

Tribute & Message From The Family

Sherwin Roy Boersen, age 81, went to be with his Lord & Savior on Sunday, November 14, 2021, in Zeeland, Michigan.

He was born July 27, 1940, in Bentheim, Michigan to Marvin and Bertha (Schra) Boersen. With brother Jack, Sherwin was a childhood polio survivor. He graduated from Zeeland High School and with a B.S. in Accounting from Davenport University. Sherwin served his country in the Army National Guard and was employed as an accountant for over 40 years. He co-founded Peace Reformed Church in Zeeland and was active at Grace Church in Zeeland until his passing. Sherwin enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, camping, following the Tigers, spending time with family, and especially the company of his grandchildren whom he adored.

Sherwin is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Norma (Yonker) Boersen; children, Brad & Julie (Dorsey) Boersen of Corning, New York; Jill & Keith Van Eck of Zeeland, Michigan; Mark & Emily (Clark) Boersen of Roscommon, Michigan; grandchildren Holly & Emma; Tate, Chase & Piper; Avery, Connor & Parker; his brothers, Vernon (Marilyn) Boersen; Irvin Boersen; Jack (Bev) Boersen; brother and sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Bernard & Juliet (Nyhuis) Yonker; brother-in-law, Calvin Yonker; sister-in-law, Irene (Warren) Boersen; and niece, Kimberly Veenhuis (Yonker).

Visitation with the family is 4:00 – 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Yntema Funeral Home 251 S. State St. Zeeland, MI 49464.

Funeral services are scheduled for Noon on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at Grace Family Church 9530 Woodbridge Street, Zeeland, Michigan 49464 officiated by Rev. Ron VerWys and will include military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), Zeeland Hospital Foundation or Holland/Zeeland Foundation.

Burial to take place in Zeeland Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the empathy-filled and professional staff at Zeeland Hospital for Sherwin's excellent care.

Condolence & Memory Journal

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by sherry raifsnider - Hillman, MI - coworker   November 29, 2021

Sending our love and prayers from Alaska, as you miss this wonderful Husband, dad and grandfather.

Praising God for the life he lived radiating his love of Jesus. Floyd and Jenny Forner

Posted by Jenny Forner    November 21, 2021

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by Randy and Carrie Aguilar    November 19, 2021

Norma and family: We are so sorry to hear of Sherwin's passing and pray that God's loving presence will surround you at this tender time.

Posted by Peter & Judith Boogaart - Zeeland, MI - Friend   November 19, 2021

I am very sorry to hear of Sherwin's passing. Although I did not know him personally, I wanted to let the surviving family members know how much I appreciate his loving support while I was serving in Iraq in 2006-2007 with the USMC. Sherwin wrote me while I was overseas which is a testimony to the thoughtful person he was. I wish the family healing and comfort in these difficult times. Thank you for sharing Sherwin with the rest of us. The world is a better place because of him.

Posted by Andrew Rathbun    November 19, 2021

I am sorry to hear of the death of Sherwin. I pray that the Lord will comfort and sustain you in this difficult time.

Posted by Earl Culver - Wyoming, MI - Friend   November 18, 2021

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Posted by Patti Meehan    November 17, 2021

Our deepest condolences and sympathy. Praying for you.

Posted by Ernie & Melanie Rotman - MI   November 16, 2021

Deepest sympathy.

Posted by Lori Curnick - Zeeland, MI - Acquaintance   November 16, 2021

Praying for you all, as I know you will miss this kind man who loved Jesus & wanted to be obedient to Him. I only was in his presence a short time, but he made a big impact on me, with his tender caring heart. I know that you will all feel an empty spot in your hearts from his passing. I am so glad for Sherwin, that he has now been able to see His Savior whom he loved so dearly face to face. My deepest sympathy to all the family!

Posted by Karen Michael - Branson, MO - Friend   November 15, 2021

Mrs,Norma and family,
So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers to you all. Mr Boersen was a wonderful man and will be dearly missed.

Posted by Neil,Amanda and Steph Boeve - Holland, MI - Friend   November 15, 2021

Sherwin will be remembered as a very kind, God loving man who showed his sincere emotions in many ways.
He loved his family dearly and he had an extra warm heart for those with special needs. We, his Oregon family, will miss him but we know that he is in heaven with our loving God.

Posted by Jerry Yonker - Portland, OR - Family   November 15, 2021

Norma and family,
I'm so very sorry for your loss. May the Lord help you thru this most difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Bonnie VandenBerg - Hamilton, MI - Family   November 15, 2021

So sorry for your loss.
You are in our prayers and we extend our sympathies to you and your family

Posted by Paul and Joan Wedeven - Hamilton, MI - Friend   November 15, 2021

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