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OBITUARY

Meindert Bosch

September 2, 1920September 8, 2020

Meindert Bosch of Clermont Park Christian Living Center in Denver, CO went to be with the Lord on September 8, 2020. He had just celebrated his 100th birthday days before with his four children, their spouses, and some grandchildren. When all was done, he simply stopped communicating, closed his eyes, and left this world peacefully.

Meindert, the son of Evert and Alida Korfker, was born September 2, 1920, in Muskegon, Michigan. When he was eleven, his family moved to Denver where he attended Denver Christian School and graduated from South High. In 1942, he joined the army to serve in World War II, stationed for some time in Germany. These “army years” were very impactful, leaving him with an undying love and appreciation for our country.

Post war, Meindert married Evelyn Dengerink of Dentonia, Kansas in 1947. To this union, Bob, Ron, Luci, and Bonnie were born. He also attended the University of Denver where he got a degree in accounting, finance, and business.

Meindert’s career focused on the field of mental health. He began at Bethesda Hospital as an accountant and worked his way into administration where he served as CEO for thirty years. He was passionate about extending Christian mercy and grace not only to his co-workers and patients at Bethesda but to everyone he met. He was a charter member of Third Christian Reformed Church where he served on the council for many years as well as secretary of the Classis Rocky Mountain for over ten years.

Upon retirement, he continued to use his passion for Christian mercy in forming the Council of Reformed Charities to support the work of those in Christian institutions, encouraging and mentoring the leaders of those organizations. Meindert also loved Colorado and was able to enjoy long bike rides, hikes in his beloved mountains, and golfing as well as time with his children and the many activities of his grandchildren. Finally, a role Meindert treasured was that of “author.” He had written several books on Christian compassion earlier and then when he was in his later 90s, he wrote his autobiography and a follow-up to it completed at age 99.

Meindert and Evelyn moved to Clermont Park Christian Living Center in 2010, and Evelyn passed away there four years ago. Both Meindert and Evelyn cherished the CLC community, including their many friends and those who helped and cared for them.

Meindert is survived by his four children: Bob (Linda) Bosch of Grand Rapids, Ron (Carol) Bosch of Grand Rapids, Luci (Tom) of Denver, and Bonnie of Sully, Iowa, as well as 15 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

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Ronnie Brown

September 17, 2020

I will always cherish my time with Meindert. My love and prayers of comfort to the Bosch Family.

Darwin Niekerk

September 14, 2020

Bob -

It was always fun when I visited my Dad at Clermont Park to also occasionally spend time with your Dad (and your Mom). He was unfailingly kind to me and interested in my life. He was a special man, and he now has a special place in heaven with your Mom.

Darwin

Mary Soule

September 13, 2020

I met Meindert through the Denver Diaconal Conference. Meindert was big-hearted, caring, thoughtful, and always looking to improve the best interests of others. He was wise and humble. He will be dearly missed.

Gregg Yeomans

September 13, 2020

I always appreciated working under Mr. Bosch during my years at Bethesda. His gentle and caring nature always seemed to be in evidence, and his warm smile often brightened my day.

Gordon Kieft

September 13, 2020

Tom and Lucy: I am thankful for 17 years at Bethesda under his caring leadership and thought of him as a friend as well. Gordon Kieft

Dvid Craig

September 13, 2020

I will remember Evelyn & Mindsert as valued customers at my Rite Aid pharmay. Meindert always had time to chat and share a story.
David Craig

Marion Howley

September 13, 2020

Meindert and Evelyn were neighbors of ours on South Newport Street. They were both always friendly and welcoming. I can still see Meindert sitting on the lawn pulling weeds but always willing to stop and visit. The house on the corner will always be Bosch’s house to me.
Rest In Peace,friend. I am sure Evelyn was happy to be reunited. 💜💜

David Deters

September 10, 2020

Dear Tom and Lucy,
I learned of your dad's death from Wayne VanKampen yesterday. Please know of my loving concern and prayers for you all. Meindert was (and is) one precious, gentle and humble man. What a gift and inspiration he has been to so many of us.
Sincerely,
David Deters

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