Boyd Allen Bursma

July 24, 1931September 1, 2021

Boyd Bursma, age 90, son of Fred and Jessie Bursma, was gently and graciously ushered into the presence of Jesus Tuesday morning where he heard the treasured words, “well done good and faithful servant.” His earthly body simply wore out so his heavenly Father has provided him a new and eternal one. His family grieves his departure but looks forward, with great anticipation, to seeing him again.

Boyd is survived by his wife of 68 years and forever partner, Marcy. Dad also leaves behind three sons Tom (Karen), Mike (Laurie), and Dan (Karen). Grandpa will also be missed by eight grandchildren Matt, Michelle, Emily, Eric, Lance, Gerrit, Kurtis, and Caitlin. His legacy extends to the third generation with nine great-grandchildren and number ten on the way. He has been reunited with two sisters Annette and Dawn, and is survived by his youngest sister, Harriet Johnson.

Boyd was a veteran of the US Navy where he served four years in the Seabees, performing construction work in the Bahamas, Cuba, and northern Africa. A master craftsman, his handiwork and numerous pieces of furniture will now be treasured even more by his family.

The family is very grateful for the tender and compassionate care provided over the past several months by the Emmanuel Hospice staff and especially Derek.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 12 p.m. Tuesday, September 7 at Sunset Manor Chapel (Entrance F), 725 Baldwin St., Jension with visitation beginning 10 a.m. prior to the service. Masking is required. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 7, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, September 7, 2021


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Marilyn Nagelkirk

September 7, 2021

Boyd was so much a part of our Kitchen and bath creations!
We enjoyed his kind heart and energetic work ethic.
I'm still in the kitchen and bath industry and think of how he mentored me early on with his craftmanship.
Loving memories to Marcy and family,
Marilyn Nagelkirk, KWest design studio
(formerly with Lifestyle kitchen and bath)

Pam VerBerkmoes - Betzoldt

September 7, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Boyd close to 36 years ago while with Lifestyle Kitchen and Bath. He taught me so much about the cabinet installation process, I was just out of college and had so much to learn. Boyd was patient and always happy to help work through a design challenge. I've reflected on his advice over the years and feel blessed to have known him. My heart goes out to Marcy and the extended family. I know Boyd was loved and will be greatly missed.

Philip Johnson

September 5, 2021

Sorry to hear of the passing of my "Uncle Boyd". I have fond memories of him from all of our various visits to Michigan. He was a kind man. I wish that I had the chance to learn more of his stories from the Bursma side of my family. Much love to all of you Bursma family Phil Johnson

Bob and Brenda Austin

September 3, 2021

Dear Marcy, Tom/Karen, Mike/Laurie, Dan/Karen and family,
On behalf of the entire Cook Clan we want to extend our deepest sympathies to all of you on the loss of your wonderful husband, father and grandfather. We have several treasured memories of great times spent together. We trust the God of comfort will give you His peace during the difficult days now and those to come. Heaven just got a bit sweeter. Sending big hugs to all of you today.

Connie Graham

September 3, 2021

It was a pleasure helping Boyd and Marcy move into Sunset. Boyd always had a smile and was such a kind person. Prayers to Marcy and family he will be missed.