Miscellaneous Michigan Obituaries

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - GENEALOGYBUFF.COM - SURNAMESEARCHUTILITY.COM - U.S. NEWSPAPER DIRECTORY


First Name:
Last Name:

Mrs. Helen A. Boldman  127 Glendale Ave., Parchment  Passed away early Wednesday morning at the Provincial House Nursing Home.  Mrs. Boldman was born August 9, 1895, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of James and Helen Colligan and was a lifelong resident of this community.  She was a member of St. Augustine Cathedral and a charter member and first president of the Workers of Mary.  She is survived by one son, John of Parchment;  one sister, Miss Mildred C. Colligan of Kalamazoo;  one niece.  Friends will be received at the Donovan Funeral Home after 7:30 this evening where the rosary will be recited Thursday evening at 8.  Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 at St. Augustine Cathedral.  Burial in Mr. Olivet Cemetery.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Wed 12 July 1972

Mr. Martin D. (Sparky) Bohnet  2200 N. 5th  Passed away October 8, 1976 at Borgess Hospital.  Mr. Bohnet was born September 12, 1910.  Surviving are: his wife, Irene; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Joyce) Niles;  two brothers, Mr. Robert Bohnet of Kalamazoo and Mr. Raymond Bohnet of Los Angeles, Calif.; one grandchild.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Westnedge at Milham, Portage, Rev. Merle Halsey officiating.  Burial will follow in Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call after 5 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the V.F.W.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Sat 9 Oct 1976

Mrs. Arlene R. Bolhuis  7704 Garden Lane, Portage  Passed away Sunday morning, Dec 14, 1975.  Mrs. Bolhuis was born Oct 25, 1936, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Menno and Laura Storteboom and was a lifelong resident of Kalamazoo and Portage.  She was a member of the Lexington Green Christian Reformed Church.  She was employed by the E. H. Tepe Co.  Surviving are her husband, Dan; one daughter and 3 sons, Lori Ann, Randy Lee, Mike Alan and Steve Jay, all at home;  her parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Menno Storteboom of Kalamazoo;  one brother and one sister, Robert Storteboom of Kalamazoo,  Mrs. Ken (Eleanor) Traxler of Westerville, Ohio;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 2 o’clock at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave., Rev. Merlin Buwalda officiating.  Interment in Central Portage Cemetery.  Freinds may call at the Portage chapel beginning this evening at 7.  Contributions may be made to the family or the American Cancer Society.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon Dec 15, 1975

Mr. Walter P. Bolks  1200 Oakland Dr.  Passed away July 29, (1971)  Mr. Bolks was born August 6, 1898, in Hull, Iowa, and had been a resident here since 1922.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Marie Schrader of St. Joseph, Mich.;  several nieces and nephews.  Arrangements later by the Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri 30 July 1971

Mr. Abraham Bolle  1510 E. D Ave.  Cooper Twp.  Passed away Sunday evening, April 11, 1976.  Mr. Bolle was born October 31, 1881 in the Netherlands and was a resident of the Kalamazoo area since 1889.  Before his retirement he was employed by the Cooper Foundry.  Was a charter member of the Third Christian Reformed Church and in recent years a member of the Cooper Baptist Church.  He had served in the Michigan National Guard.  Surviving are:  four daughters, Mrs. Pauline Phelps of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Mrs. Anna Foss of Hickory Corners,  Mrs. George (Louise) Livingstone of Plainwell,  Mr. Lloyd (Marian) Johnson of Kalamazoo;  a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Frances Bolle of Kalamazoo;  14 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren;  nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two sons, Frederick in 1907 and Gordon in 1968 and his wife, Cornelia, in 1971.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. William Buursma and Rev. Leonard Bruder officiating.  Interment, East Cooper Cemetery.  Friends may meet the family at the chapel this evening from 7 to 9 and Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 12 April 1976

Mrs. Cora Bolle  2503 Schippers Lane  Passed away Thursday morning June 17, 1971.  Mrs. Bolle was born Sept. 29, 1887, in the Netherlands, the daughter of Aren and Anna Vroegindewey and had been a resident here for 80 years.  She was a member of the Third Reformed Church.  Her husband, Leonard,  preceded her in death June 16, 1958.  Mrs. Bolle is survived by one son and 2 daughters, Marinus Bolle and Mrs. Anna Eversdyk of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Herald (Pauline) Grosser of Portage;  8 grandchildren;  11 great-grandchildren;  6 sisters and one brother, Mrs. Mary Bolle, John Vroegindewey, Mrs. Ann Orbeck, all of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Gertrude Van Hoven, Mrs. Sadie Van Hoven of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Cornelia Johnson and Mrs. Nellie Van Den Berg of Kalamazoo;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Dick Vriesman officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazo Gazette  Thurs 17 Jun 1971

Mrs. Mary Bolle  Formerly of 406 Trimbell  Passed away Tuesday morning, November 23, 1971.  Mrs. Bolle was born May 3, 1893 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Aren and Anne Vrogindewey and had been a lifelong resident of Kalamazoo.  She was a member of the Third Reformed Church and Dorcus Society.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis in August, 1962.  Surviving is one brother and five sisters, Mrs. Ann Orbeck and John Vroegindewey, both of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Gertrude Van Hoven and Mrs. Sadie Van Hoven of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Cornelia Johnson and Mrs. Nellie VanDenBerg, both of Kalamazoo, several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Friday morning at 11 a.m. from the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, with Rev. Dick Vriesman officiating.  Interment at Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. Friends may meet with the family at the chapel Wednesday and Thursday evening 7 til 9.  Memorials may be made to the Third Reformed Church Memorial fund.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 24 Nov 1971

Mrs. Jennie Bolt Formerly of Kalamazoo  Age 93, passed away Wednesday morning at Grand Rapids.  She was born October 29, 1879 in Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Leunk.  Was a member of the North Park Reformed Church of Kalamazoo.  Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jean Koopman of Kalamazoo;  two grandchildren, Rev. Leroy Koopman of Pompano Beach, Florida and Mrs. David (Janet) VanDyke, Rochester, N.Y.;  three great grandchildren;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends may meet the family at Marshall & Gren Chapel, Plainwell from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday.  Services at 1 p.m. Friday at the chapel, Rev. Lawrence Borst officiating.  Interment Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Holland.  source:   New Enterprise, Plainwell, Mich.  May 17, 1973

Mrs. Frances Russ Boltz  Troy, Michigan Formerly of Kalamazoo  Died Wednesday, August 11, 1976 at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.  Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y.,  February 1, 1919.  She was the wife of the late Edward D. Boltz, former president of Allen Electric and Equipment Company of Kalamazoo.  Survivors:  son, Russ E. Boltz of Rochester, Mich.;  brother, Peter J. Russ Jr. of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; and two grandchildren.  Funeral services Saturday 1 p.m. at the Bell Chapel of the Willliam R. Hamilton Company, 820 E. Maple Ave., Birmingham, Mich.  Memorial tributes may be sent to St. Jude’s Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri 13 Aug 1976

Mr. Edson F. Bommerscheim  3841 Begonia Dr., Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.  Formerly of Kalamazoo  Passed away Saturday morning April 8, 1972.  Mr. Bommerscheim was born Dec 13, 1890 in Kalamazoo and had been a resident of Florida for about 20 years.  Before his retirement, he was owner of operator of a vending machine business in Kalamazoo and had formerly been a long time member of Kalamazoo Ellks Lodge.  He is survived by his wife, Ferne;  one son, Charles Bommerscheim;  one step-son Robert Van Dyke;  3 grandchildren Mrs. Terry (Nancy) Cessna, Robert and Tonja Van Dyke, all of Kalamazoo.  Memorial services will be held Thursday at 2:30 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. James C. Holt of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society.  Friends may call at the chapel after Wednesday noon.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 11 April 1972

Mr. Orville N. Bond  North Webster, Indiana  Formerly of Portage  Passed away Monday evening August 7, 1972 at Bronson Hospital.  Mr. Bond was born May 24, 1894 in Kalamazoo, had been a Kalamazoo and Portage area resident until four years ago.  Formerly employed at the Kalamazoo State Hospital;  a veteran of the First World War.  He was a member of the North Webster First United Methodist Church, Portage Masonic Lodge No. 340 F & AM,  Eastern Star No. 331 Fulton, Michigan, a member of the D.A.V. and Joseph B. Westnedge Post, American Legion.  Surviving are the wife, Mariam; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at the Langeland Portage Chapel, with the Rev. John Weeks of the North Webster Indiana First United Methodist Church officiating.  Military services will be conducted at the graveside at Riverside Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to be made to the North Webster, Indiana First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.  Relatives and friends may meet the family at the Portage Chapel, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 o’clock.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Tues 8 Aug 1972

Mr. Nicholas J. Bonnema  1367 Carter - Passed away Sunday morning, January 18, 1976.  Mr. Bonnema was born November 12, 1907 in Kalamazoo, son of John and Grace Bonnema and had been a lifelong resident here.  Mr. Bonnema was a builder and was the owner of Bonnie’s Bridal shop.  He formerly owned the Dutch Maid Dairy.  He was a member of the Third Christian Reformed Church.  Surviving are:  his wife, Alice; one daughter and one son,  Mrs. Donald (Mary Jo) VanderKooy of Portage, Dale J. of Grand Haven;  four grandchildren, Steven and Julie VanderKooy and Douglass and Scott Bonnema;  three brothers, William J. of Portage, Herman J. of Grand Rapids, John J. of Kalamazoo;  several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters,  Rev. Henry, Ralph, Mrs. Agnes Koetje, Peter and Mrs. Bertha McIntyre.  Memorial services will be held Tuesday  at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. William D. Buursma officiating.  Interment, Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Third Christian Reformed Church or to South Christian Grade School.  Friends may call at the chapel where the family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 o’clock.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 19 Jan 1976

Mrs. Alice A. Bonow  2400 Portage St.  Formerly of 1608 Sunnyside Dr.  Passed away Friday January 7, 1977, at a local nursing home.  Mrs. Bonow was born August 15, 1889, in Chicago, Ill.  She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and the Mary-Martha Guild of the church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Bonow, in 1955, and a son, Atty. William Jack Bonow in 1969.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Vaughn (Juanita) Walter of Kalamazoo;  one grandson, Rev. John W. Walter of Conway, Ark.;  one brother, Gerhard Behnke of Chicago;  several nieces, nephews and cousins of Chicago.  Friends may call at the Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel, 445 W. Michigan Ave., after noon Sunday.  The family will be at the chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday evenings.  Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Truesdale Williamsburg-Chapel, 445 W. Michigan, with Pastor Louis W. Grother, of the Zion Lutheran Church, officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Heart Fund or Zion Lutheran Church, envelopes available at the chapel.    source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Sat 8 Jan 1977

Mr. John Bonnes Sr.  1016 S. Burdick  Passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 10, 1976, at Bronson Hospital after a lengthy illness.  Mr. Bonnes was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Oct 22, 1897, son of Jacob and Jantge Bonnes.  He served in the Dutch Armed Forces during World War I.  He was a resident of Kalamazoo since 1922.  Before his retirement in 1960, he was employed as an electrician and was affiliated with I.B.E.W. Local No. 131.  He was united in marriage to Mary Toewater on January 12, 1922, who survives.  Also surviving are 3 sons, Jacob, Henry John and John Jr.;  one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Mary) Brouwer, all of Kalamazoo;  6 grandchildren;  one great-grandchildren;  one nephew and 2 nieces.  He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Jacob and Henry.  Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2:30 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Pastor Lester DeBoer, of Kalamazoo Bible Church, officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri March 12, 1976

Mr. James B. Bonner Sr., 201 Meadow Dr., Augusta  Age 61, passed away Wednesday at Leila Post Hospital, Battle Creek.  Mr. Bonner was born March 6, 1915, in Jefferson, Ga. and lived the past 17 years in Augusta, and was formerly of Level Park.  He was employed by Brunswick Corp., where he was president of Carpenters Local for 12 years and retired in 1975 from Division Street Steel of Battle Creek.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy.  On Dec 16, 1934,  he was married to Marion Lawrentz, in Waukegan, Ill., who survives.  Also surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Donna Crampton of Rte 1, Augusta and Mrs. William (Nancy) Roe of Galesburg;  one son, James Jr. of Bellevue; 6 grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Lena Jeremiaha; one sister, Mrs. Anthony (Frances) Muto, both of Engelside, Ill.; one brother Lester Bonner of McHenry, Ill.  Friends are being received at the Williams Funeral Home, Delton, where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Paul Deal, of the Gull Lake Bible Church, officiating.  Interment in Prairieville Cemetery. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Thurs 3 June 1976


Search this massive database of obituaries, cemeteries, and death records:

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY