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Mrs. Esther Bongers  615 W. Lovell  Passed away Sunday Nov. 28, 1971.  Mrs. Bongers was born June 12, 1898, in Nennah, Wis., the daughter of Conrad and Emma Krieg Reinke.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. in 1961.  Mrs. Bongers is survived by 2 sons, William and John of Kalamazoo;  10 grandchildren.  Friends are being received at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be held in Mt. Olivet Cemetery 11 am Wednesday, Rev. Kenneth Allan officiating.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Tues 30 Nov 1971

E. Shirley (Flegal) Boodt  Ex-Kalamazooan Dies in San Jose - Word has been received here of the death of a former Kalamazooan, Mrs. E. Shirley (Flegal) Boodt, 68, of San Jose, Calif.  Mrs. Boodt died Wednesday.  Her husband, Earl, died in 1966.  The Boodts had been Kalamazoo residents until 1945.  She is survived by three sons, Walter, Rodney and Dennis, all of San Jose, and five grandchildren.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri 27 Feb 1976

Mrs. Martha Boonman  1600 S 11th St.  Passed away Tuesday afternoon after a lingering illness.  Mrs. Boonman was born Oct. 12, 1879 in Denver, Colo., the daughter of Charles and Julia Brennan Ulwilling and had been a resident of the Kalamazoo area for the past 35 years.  Her husband, James passed away in May of 1946.  Service arrangements will be announced later by the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Wed 21 July 1971

Mrs. Kathleen M. Borders 1030 Romence Rd., Portage  Passed away Saturday morning Jan 10, 1976.  Mrs. Borders was born May 7, 1921, in Kalamazoo, and was a lifelong resident here, serving as a teacher in Kalamazoo Public Schools, Marine City and Dowagiac Schools, and for the past 15 years with the Portage Schools.  She was a member of the Portage United Methodist Church, a graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School and Western Michigan University Class of 1943.  She was a member of the MEA, PEA and the NEA.  Surviving are her husband, Lisle; 3 daughters, Miss Kathleen Jan Borders of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. James (Deborah Marie) Gundersen of Scottville, Mich.  and Mrs. Budd (Barbara Jo) Penning of Portage; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John M. (Sena) Sagers of Kalamazoo;  one grandson, Jay Borders Penning; 3 sisters, Mrs. C. O. “Bud” (Nell) Schwartz of Portage, Mrs. Doughlas (Ruth) Braham of Kalamazoo and Mrs. George (Eleanor) Mesko of Jackson, Mich.;  several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Monday at 2 o’clock at the Langeland Portage Cahpel, 411 E. Centre Ave., Rev. Kenneth McCaw officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Portage chapel.  Memorials may be made to the Chemo-Therapy Fund and Midwest Oncology Center, Borgess Hospital.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Sat 10 Jan 1976

Mr. Reuben Boomershine  11518 Miller Drive, Galesburg  Age 79, passed away suddenly Monday morning.  Born February 7, 1892 in Brookville, Ohio, son of William and Orilla Boomershine and had resided in the Galesburg-Comstock area for 13 years, teaching in the Comstock Schools for two years and also a teacher in Kent County for ten years.  Mr. Boomershine is a pastor and an active member of the Church of the Brethren in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan for all of his adult life.  A graduate of Manchester College with an AB degree and Ohio State University with his Masters Degree.  Married to Viola E. Albaugh on June 3, 1925 at Covington, Ohio, who survives.  Also surviving: one son, Roger, a teacher in the Galesburg-Augusta schools;  eight grandchildren;  one sister, Mrs. Daniel (Erta) Weimer, Louisburg, Ohio; many nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Hoag-Schmitts Funeral Home Galesburg, where services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m., Pastor John D. Tomlonson of the Skyridge Church of the Brethren officiating.  Interment Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 30 March 1971

Mr. Benjamin Bonte  Nokomis, Fla., Formerly of 8730 Waruf Dr.  Passed away Wednesday, March 3, 1976, in Venice, Fla.  Mr. Bonte was born Nov 15, 1890, in Kalamazoo, son of Peter and Mary Bonte and had been a lifelong resident here.  He  had formerly been a building contractor and from 1929 to 1935 operated the bath house at Ramona Park.  He was a veteran of World War I and a member of Lakeland Reformed Church.  His wife, Clara, passed away June 17, 1975.  Surviving are a son-in-law, H. D. (Bob) Owen of Kalamazoo; 3 grandchildren, Hudson Owen II of Kalamazoo, Jeffrey Owen of California and Miss Michelle Owen of Kalamazoo;  2 sisters and one brother, Mrs. Mary  Bauierla of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Anna Smith of Pavilion Twp., William Bonte of Portage; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mrs. Beverly Jeanne Owen in 1968.  Memorial services will be held Monday at 3 o’clock at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre, Rev. Herman Gruis officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Lung Association.  Friends may call at the Portage Chapel beginning Saturday noon.  source: Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri 5 Mar 1976

Mrs. Maxine L. Bordine  911 Staples  Passed away June 13 at Provincial House.  Mrs. Bordine was born June 25, 1909, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Max and Grace Cahn and was a lifetime resident here.  For many years was employed at Gilmore Brothers Dept. Store.  Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Grace R. Cahn; one brother, Dudley D. Cahn Sr., Kalamazoo; one nephew, several cousins.  Friends may call at the Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home, where religious services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday.  Interment, Mountain Home Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 14 Jun 1971

Mrs. Cornelia Boogerman  418 Stockbridge Ave.  Passed away suddenly at Bronson Hospital after a brief illness, Tuesday afternoon, January 18, 1972.  Mrs. Boogerman was born Sept 16, 1885 in Middle Harnis, South Holland, Netherlands, the daughter of Isaac and Sietje Dubbeld and had been a resident of Kalamazoo for the past 60 years.  She was a member of the Third Christian Reformed Church and the Ladies Aid.  Mrs. Boogerman was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Leona C. Lant and Celia Ewing, and a brother, Mitchell Dubbeld.   On May 17, 1911, she was united in marriage with Leonard W. Boogerman, in Kalamazoo, who survives.  Also surviving are one son, I. Jerry of Portage; one daughter, Mrs. Henry (Nellie) Kroeze of Kalamazoo;  7 grandchildren;  2 sisters, Mrs. L. DeKorte and Mr. G. Amorison, both of the Netherlands;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Friday at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Nelson Veltman officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel.  Please omit  flowers.  Memorials may be made to Pine Rest Christian Hospital.  source:   Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 19 Jan 1972

Mrs. Laberta Borger  527 S. Hooker St., Schoolcraft  Age 85, Mrs. Borger is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Janet Borger of Schoolcraft; 4 grand-children; one sister and 2 brothers; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Robertson Funeral Home, Schoolcraft where friends may meet the family this evening from 7 to 9; and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Services will be held at the Three Rivers Bible Church Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Harold Brouwer and Pastor Floyd Wagner officiating.  Burial in Three Rivers Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 12 Sep 1972

Mr. Joseph E. Borton  1214 Eldridge Passed away Tuesday (7 Dec 1971) evening.  Mr. Borton was born Oct. 16, 1907, in Edgewood, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Clare Smith Borton.  He was a member of Saladin Shrine, Kalamazoo Shrine Club, F & AM of Peoria, Ill. and Rosicrucian Order AMORC.  He was a veteran of World War II and had been employed as a real estate salesman for Turner & Bright Realtors.  His wife, Bessie, passed away August 1, 1969.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Perkins of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; one brother, George Borton of Dubuque, Iowa; a niece, Mrs. Betty Lou Kull of Winnsboro, Texas.  Friends are being received at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home Wednesday and Thursday.  Mr. Borton will be taken to the Duker Brothers Funeral Home, Quincy, Ill. where services will be held Saturday with burial in Quincy Memorial Park Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Wed 8 Dec 1971

Eleanor J. Bos  Inkster, Michigan  Passed away Sunday, May 16, 1971.  Miss Bos was born April 7, 1942, daughter of Alko and Winifred McCamley Bos. Surviving are the parents.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 East Centre.  Private interment Thursday morning at South Portage Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Portage Chapel beginning Wednesday noon.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon May 17, 1971

Mrs. Ruth A. Boris  4160 Saratoga  Passed away Tuesday morning, Feb 17, 1976.  Mrs. Boris was born August 3, 1925, in South Bend, Ind., daughter of Vernon and Edith Dark and had been a resident of our community for 30 years.  She is survived by her husband, Joseph; 2 sons and one daughter Richard L., Dale A., both of Kalamazoo, Nancy J., home address; granddaughter, Jenell Lynn; her mother and step-father, Herbert and Edith Potts of South Bend; one sister and one brother, Mrs. Tony (Kathryn) Becchelli and Richard Dark, both of South Bend; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, with Pastor Louis w. Grother, of the Zion Lutheran Church, officiating.  A graveside service will be held at 3 o’clock at the Fairview Cemetery, South Bend, Ind.  Friends may call at the chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Tues 17 Feb 1976

Mr. Charles E. Borton  3317 W. Centre, Portage  Age 82, passed away Sept. 6, 1971.  Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Riverside Cemetery, Rev. H. L. Johnson officiating.  Arrangements by Truesdale South Chapel, Portage.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Tues 14 Sep 1971

Mr. Anton Taylor Borsos  2114 W. Main  Passed away Monday evening May 1, 1972 at Bronson Hospital.  Mr. Borsos was born July 26, 1897, in Hungary, the son of Anton and Esther Borsos; and had been a resident here for the past 10 years upon his retirement in July of 1962 as ticket agent for the N. Y. Central Railroad in Niles.  A member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Kalamazoo, and St. Joe Valley Masonic Lodge No. 4 of Niles.  Surviving are his wife, Valerie;  4 children, Robert L., Kalamazoo,  Richard F., Dearborn,  Mrs. Arthur (Elisabeth) Staton, Otsego and Mrs. Charles (Joanne) Averill, St. Joseph, Mich.;  14 grandchildren.  Friends may call at he Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 7 to 9.  Cremation to follow.  A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the First United Presbyterian Church 11 a.m. Thursday, Dr. Lewis A. Briner officiating.  The family suggests memorial contributions to the Organ Fund of the First Presbyterian Church or  Kalamazoo Chapter of American Cancer Society.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 2 May 1972


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