Joan Boelema
  • The Potter's House School, 810 Van Raalte Dr., S.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49509

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Our sympathy to all. We had just had our high school reunion coffee on the 26th and went through the updates of everyones family. So I was surprised to hear of Merrie's mother's passing. Blessing to you all as you miss her.

Posted by: Phyllis Myers - Grand Rapids, MI - friend of Merri & Doug   Jan 03, 2013

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Jo was a delightful woman and will be deeply missed.

Jon & Jean VanDenBeldt

Posted by: Jon & Jean (Cook) VanDenBeldt - Middleville, MI - family   Dec 31, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to you as a family.
We met them at Bowen Mill Chapel many years ago very delightful people.
We stood in line with your mom at Johanne Cook funeral visiting the day before,had a nice talk with her ,was shocked to see the press ... Our hearts go out to you all as you go through this difficult time

Posted by: Bruce and Bernice Brummel - Byron Center, MI - friends   Dec 31, 2012

Sharing your sorrow. Rejoicing in knowing a Godly woman who impacted the lives of many.

Posted by: Linda Gordon - Grand Rapids, MI   Dec 31, 2012

It has been many years seen last seeing the The Boelema Family. I was sad to read of Mrs Boelema's passing. Mrs Boelema was always very nice to us kids as we played in the summer at the lake as was Mr Boelema. Over the years I have wondered how they have been. The Wyman family send our sympathy and are sorry for your loss of your mother.

Posted by: Charlie Wyman - GRANT, MI - friend from hess lake   Dec 30, 2012

So sorry for your loss. I was in the service with Ken in WWII and was lucky enough to see him and Joan several times since then. We last saw them, when they visited the USS New Jersey Battleship. They were a great couple.

Posted by: Bill and Gladys Angeroth - Stratford, NJ - friend   Dec 30, 2012

I remember taking Jpan's oil painting class with Renae VanderHart many years ago...who would ever think that I would get to know her children through church. Good memories!

Posted by: Ruth Walburg - Byron Center, MI - friend of Merri, John, and Marci   Dec 30, 2012

Aunt Joan will be missed and I am thankful for her love & prayers during my difficult times. She was a living example of Christ in the way she lived her life. I will miss seeing and talking with her. I am sorry I am not home to be with you all to celebrate her life. You are in my prayers. Love, Barb

Posted by: Barbara Turley - Lakeview, MI - niece   Dec 30, 2012

For all of the family, our hearts go out to you. I would like to share this verse. I believe Jim O may have seen it snce it was today's verse of the day from Biblegateway. I especially was struck by the NLT as you will notice.
John 14:1-3
Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and also in me. There is enough room in my Father's home. If this were not so, I would have told you. I am

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Posted by: Tom Tiemeyer - Byron Center, MI - Friends   Dec 29, 2012