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In Memory of John “Jack” Boerma

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Jack Boerema, age 85, went to be with his Lord on Friday, April 3, 2015.  Jack was a resident of Macatawa Park since 1941, along with his family, including his only surviving brother, Roger and wife Mary Boerema.  Jack was preceded in death by his grandson Jack Tyler Boerema.  He is survived by his wife, Betty; children,  Glenes (John) Hamersma, John (Michele) Boerema, Norman (Terri) Boerema; grandchildren, Sam, Maddie, Riley, Tatiana & Anna; brother, Roger (Mary) Boerema. jack served in the US Army as a 1st Lieutenant during the Korean War.  He graduated from MSU and U of M, and went on to become a professor and administrator at Grand Rapids Junior College.  He also served Kent County as a Commissioner and Treasury, and also served as Chair of the Aeronautics Board.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Jack Tyler Boerema Endowed Scholarship at Dutton Christian School or to the John and Betty Boerema Named Scholarship at Calvin College.  Jack also was in Eve and Don Kranenberg’s wedding.

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