Wednesday, March 2, 2022
1:30 PM EST
Central Wesleyan Church - Chapel
446 W 40TH St.
Holland, MI 49423
Life Story / Obituary
John Carl Boersema Jr., age 55, of Holland, passed away Thursday, February 24, 2022, surrounded by his family.
John was born in Holland, Michigan to John and Nancy Boersema on October 31, 1966. John was a resident of Holland for most of his life. After meeting the love of his life, Maria Schwedt they moved to the same house John grew up where they raised a beautiful and strong family. John was a God-fearing man that loved the Lord. He was a true family man and always put his family before himself. Though he worked third shift for most of his life, John rarely missed any of his children’s sporting and school events. He was always there. John was a loyal, dedicated, witty, and hardworking man. He loved the outdoors and going on canoe trips, camping, and being out by the fire with friends when he was younger and then taking his family all over the Upper Peninsula. As he grew older, he enjoyed grilling out on the patio and making sure everyone had more than enough to eat. Everyone will miss his chicken drumsticks. He loved Michigan Football and was always one of the first fans to be at the stadium and one of the last fans to leave. John loved tailgating at the Michigan games with his lifelong friends and family. He had many friends that were made early in his life that he kept until his last day. John was always there to lend a helping hand and would talk your ear off if you let him. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
John is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Maria; three children, Amanda (Otavio) Oliveira, Zachary (Brooke) Boersema, and Sarah (Josh) Horton; three grandchildren Zahara and Benicio Oliveira and Dominic Horton; Mother, Nancy Boersema; two brothers, Anthony (Sue) Boersema, Mark (Kelly) Boersema; mother-in-law, Mary Macolly; three sisters-in-law, Anne (Dave) DeZwaan, Karen (Mark) Woller, Laura (Dennis) Page; two brothers-in-law, Ray Schwerdt, Ken (Jaci) Schwerdt; several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Carl Boersema Sr.
The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, March 1 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Dykstra Funeral Home - Mulder Chapel, 188 West 32nd Street, Holland. A funeral ceremony will take place on Wednesday, March 2, at 1:30pm with a visitation beforehand at 12:30 pm, at Central Wesleyan Church in the Chapel, 446 W. 40TH Street, Holland. Pastor Ron Boersema Jr. will preside over the ceremony. Interment and a graveside service will be held in Lakewood Cemetery.
Professional service is under the auspices of the Mulder Chapel.