Sylvia Marie DeBoer
July 23, 1943 – October 5, 2019
Sylvia “Sal” Marie (Thiel) DeBoer was born on July 23, 1943 in Grand Rapids, to Alfred and Naomi (Fitz) Thiel. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John “Jack”, and brothers, Frank, Richard, and Gerard Thiel. She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey, and David (Mara) of Grand Rapid, and daughter, Lisa (Paul Finnegan) De Boer of Del Mar, CA; granddaughters, Bianca and Hannah DeBoer and Lillia Finnegan; brothers, Leroy (Betty), William “Bill” (Kris), Mark, and Mike Thiel; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She graduated from Creston High School and then worked for several years before becoming a loving mother and homemaker. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm followed by a short prayer service at Reyers North Valley Chapel, 2815 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI. She will be buried next to her husband at Fort Custer National Cemetery.
- Visitation Saturday, October 12, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, October 12, 2019