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Kuiper Funeral Home

9039 Kleinman Road, Highland, IN

OBITUARY

Roger Allen Boomsma

December 18, 1949May 26, 2019
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Roger Allen Boomsma was born on December 18,1949, in Hammond, Indiana to James and Jane(nee Veld) Boomsma and passed away on Sunday, May 26th, 2019 in Dyer, Indiana, at the age of 69 years old. He was the youngest of 3 siblings. Roger attended Thornridge High School in Dolton, Illinois. After high school, Roger became a war hero and was a proud member of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne serving his country in the Vietnam War from 1970 to 1972. Upon returning from the war, he married the love of his life Michele Schaafsma. They made their home in Lansing, Illinois, South Holland, Illinois and finally laying roots in Munster, Indiana. Roger was a surveyor that worked for several companies within the Chicagoland area. He finally retired after 45 years within the industry from R.H.Granath Surveying Service. Roger loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He enjoyed fishing, riding his Harley, and attending his grandchildren's athletic events. He was a proud member of the American Legion Post 66 of Griffith, Indiana and the American Legion Riders. Roger is survived by his wife Michele Boomsma, his two children, son Kent Boomsma and his wife Shila and their children Bryce and Brady of Wichita, Kansas, daughter Samantha Fisher and husband Ed and their children Savanah and Cheyanne of Hebron, Indiana, his sister Lu Knoll of Sauk Village, Illinois and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Jane and his brother Harold. Funeral services with be held Friday May 31,2019, 10:00AM at Kuiper Funeral Home 9039 Kleinman Rd (two blocks south of Ridge RD) Highland, IN. Burial Memory Lane Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday May 30,2019 from 2:00PM to 8:00PM at the funeral Home

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 31, 2019

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Shawn Loomis

May 30, 2019

Roger was like a second father to my son when times were chaotic. Their home was his sanctuary and I am forever thankful. Roger had enough love for more than his own family.

Amy and Harvey Wesley

May 28, 2019

One of many great memories was just an average ordinary day... Rog and Mick hollered over to us to join them for a cold beverage on their picnic table. That invite turned into a laughing festival that lasted late into the evening. We all had forgotten to make dinner or tend to chores, time stood still that afternoon and the laughter was so infectious it caught the attention of other neighbors; just thinking about it makes our hearts smile. Roger made us feel loved and safe. We are honored to say he was and always will be our beloved friend. Your war is over my friend, rest easy.

Tricia Babis (Jabaay)

May 28, 2019

Roger was a very big part of my early childhood. He was like a second father to me. He held me accountable when needed, but was always a friendly face. I will always remember his infectious laugh. You were a incredible man Mr. B! You left a lasting impression and made the world a better place.

Adam Bostick

May 28, 2019

Roger was of kindest and funniest men I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Growing up with the Boomsma family Roger was more than a friends father, but also my second father. He and Momma Mick always welcomed me with open arms and compassion. Kent and myself would pay him back for this by keeping the squirrels away, lol. Thank you for pizza Fridays and helping me with my batting swing many nights in the garage as well as everything else you did for me growing up. Rest easy Mr. B.
Love Adam

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