OBITUARY

Earl S. Bouma

May 16, 1934April 2, 2021
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Earl Stephen Bouma, age 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, April 2, 2021 after a courageous five-year battle with cancer.

Earl leaves a legacy of hard work, a love for family, and a servant's heart to those in need; he was a friend to many.

He was born May 16, 1934 in Wyoming, MI to Stephen and Isabelle (Feenstra) Bouma. Earl was preceded in death by his grandson, David J. Bouma; parents; and parents-in-law Nick and Jane Havenga; and brothers-in-law Erne Miedema, Roger Tanis, Les Havenga, and Howard Kamps. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 65 years, Judy Bouma; children Dan (Barb) Bouma, David (Kathy) Bouma, Deb (Curt) Broene, Daryl Bouma, and Melissa Bouma; grandchildren Andy (Sabrina) Bouma, Todd (Kristi) Bouma, Ben (Kendra) Bouma, Shaelyn (Dirk) Baas, Brandon (Megan) Bouma, Rachel (William) Jackson, John (Mary) Broene, Julia (Mark) Brothers, Hunter Bouma, and Hanna Bouma; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters Kae Miedema, and Doris (Ron) Beek; brother, Dale (Marcia) Bouma; sister-in-law, Audrey Kamps; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may meet Earl’s family from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Hudsonville Reformed Church, 3950 Highland Dr., Hudsonville. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2021 at the church with visitation one hour prior. His service may also be viewed via livestream at https://vimeo.com/event/865426. Earl’s family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcaresgrandville.com. Contributions in memory of Earl may be made to Sunset Legacy Foundation or the Christian Reformed Conference Grounds.

Services

18 April

Visitation

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hudsonville Reformed Church

3950 Highland Dr.
Hudsonville, MI

19 April

Visitation

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hudsonville Reformed Church

3950 Highland Dr.
Hudsonville, MI

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
19 April

Funeral Service

7:00 pm

Hudsonville Reformed Church

3950 Highland Dr.
Hudsonville, MI

Memories

Earl S. Bouma

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Lorraine Lemmen

April 13, 2021

Our love and sympathy to you Judy and to your family.
It was always a pleasure doing Business with Earl at Bouma Bros.
He will surely be missed and he has certainly left a wonderful legacy.
We are remembering all of you in our prayers.
Love,
Maurie & Lorraine

Lori Noe Alvesteffer

April 8, 2021

Uncle Earl was such an important friend and confidant in my Dad's life and he holds a special place in the hearts of the Noe family. I hope that you find comfort and peace knowing that there are so many who care that are lifting you all up in thoughts and prayers.

Irene McRobie

April 7, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Bouma family. It's hard to part with a loved one but so good to know he is now in Heaven with Jesus.
I have many good memories of Earl when I first started working at Wayne Dalton and took care of his account. He always kept me on my toes but he was my favorite customer! We had a lot of great conversations.

micki hopkins

April 5, 2021

My sympathy and love to the Bouma family on the passing of Earl to glory. My memories of Earl are as a loyal husband sitting on the sidelines as Judy played the piano so beautifully. He was always such a kind and friendly man.
May God comfort your hearts.

Mary Antcliff. (Johnson)

April 4, 2021

Earl was like a big brother to me.....and bossy too! Judy and I were taking the kids to a campground ahead of the guys. I went to pick Judy up, figuring to turn around in her culdesac. Noooo says Earl. He stood there motioning for me to back up into his driveway. I pointed to the culdesac. Then came the ‘Earl Look’ and guess what! I backed up into his driveway! Oh how I loved that man! He and Judy traveled with us for 5 years on our singing adventures. He brought calm, and often hilarity to our journeys. And now Heaven! Soak it all in Earl - we’ll be joining you there soon! Mary (Johnson) Antcliff

Pamela Walsh

April 3, 2021

To All
The Bouma Family , with special love to our brother in law , Dave and Kathy ,
Thoughts and Prayers for your family during this time of sadness .
We hold on to the Truth and Hope that rests in Jesus Christ our redeemer and friend !
Earl is now in the presence of Jesus ! How glorious and Exciting to know this Truth !
Love,
James and Pamela Walsh

Bob & Peggy Devries

April 2, 2021

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