Warren Eugene Bovenkerk

September 10, 1931June 1, 2018

Bovenkerk, Warren E. 9/10/1931 - 6/1/2018 Ann Arbor Age 86. Warren died Friday, June 1st, 2018 at Glacier Hills. He was born in 1931 in Tokyo, Japan, the eldest of two sons and two daughters of Henry and Hester (Ossewaarde) Bovenkerk. As the son of a missionary, he moved around frequently in his youth living his first 10 years in Japan and crossing back into the US through Pearl Harbor only a few months before it was bombed. He also lived in California, Detroit, and New Jersey. He served in the US Army from 1953 1961 and was honorably discharged. Warren received his BS from Wooster College in Ohio and his MS in Microbiology from Rutgers. He was a Medical Writer for Warner Lambert (later part of Pfizer). He married Carolyn Fischer on July 20, 1974 who preceded him in death (July 26, 2000). Warren is survived by his daughter, Karen (Paul) Wisniewski of Ann Arbor; his son, Robert (Tina) Bovenkerk of Milan; his four grandsons, Brady, Joseph, Parker, and Aaron; his sisters Adele Hoh of York, PA and Ruth (Tom) Davidson of Greenwich, CT; his brother Paul (Penny) Bovenkerk of Cameron Park, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Warren was a loving father, a dedicated member of his church, nominated to serve as a deacon more than once, and an active and welcoming resident of Glacier Hills. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 7th at 2:00pm at First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Dr. Fairfax F. Fair officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be made out to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), 24359 Northwestern Hwy, Ste #125, Southfield, MI, 48075


  • Burial of Cremated Remains Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 7, 2018

Warren Eugene Bovenkerk

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David Koether

June 9, 2018

I had the pleasure of photographing a number of family reunion dinners at
The Quarter Bistro hosted by Mr. Bovenkirk over some years. He was one of the most kind and appreciative clients I have ever had.. He always insisted on over-paying me! I enjoyed seeing his grandkids grow over time.
What a fine gentleman he was. My condolences to his loved ones.

Sincerely, David Koether, photographer