Donald Boerman

Donald Boerman, 80, of Bitely, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Mecosta County Medical Center, Big Rapids. Donald was born March 8, 1932 in Holland, Michigan, to Gerritt and Helen (Bonzaleer) Boerman. Donald worked for General Electric as a Machinist, from the early 50’s until his retirement in 1992. During his time at GE he was the IUE Union president for many years.

After his retirement from General Electric in 1992, Donald moved to the family cabin in Brohman, later moving to his home in Bitely. Donald quickly became a part of the Bitely boys; he was a member of the Turkey Federation, and a VFW lifetime member. He spent much of his spare time helping his friends and neighbors.

Donald is survived by his sons, Tom (Anne) Boerman of Massachusetts, Ron (Jan) Boerman of Fennville, and Scott Boerman of FL, daughters, Kelley (Rick) Trenary of Texas, and Brandee (Brian) Patrick of Bitely. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many friends.

Donald was preceded in death by his wife Karen, two sons, Michael and Richard, sisters, Shirley Israel, and Ruth Roberts.

Services for Mr. Boerman were held Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Amazing Grace Acres Church (M37south of Bitely). Burial followed at Lilley Township Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Verdun Funeral Home and Cremations Services of Baldwin. (231) 745-4680.