James Alan Boersma




Born: February 1, 1949
Death: March 3, 2016

James Alan Boersma, age 67 of Lake Odessa, went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 3, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Evelyn Boersma; brother, Tom; and his companion dogs, Colt, Beretta, Truck, Remington, Angel, Dixie, Michael, and Zach. He is survived by his daughter, Amanita (Robert) Fahrni; granddaughter, Keana Fahrni; brothers, Jack (Loie) Boersma, Tom’s wife Jo Boersma, Rus (Mary) Boersma, Dale (Sue) Boersma; also many nieces and nephews. Jim proudly served with the US Marines as a Helicopter Crew Chief in the Vietnam Conflict. Visitation Sunday 4-6:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home chapel. Funeral service to be held Monday 11:00 a.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. S.E., Grand Rapids. Rev. Rus Boersma officiating with military honors under the auspices of the Kent County Veteran Honor Guard. Interment Cascade Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ionia County Animal Shelter, 3853 Sparrow Dr, Ionia, MI 48846 or Barry County Animal Shelter, 540 N Industrial Park Drive, Hastings, MI 49058

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