John Boers

John Boers

John Boers of Plainwell passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 at his home. Mr. Boers was born August 11, 1946 in Kalamazoo, the son of James and Evelyn (Scott) Boers. John served his country in the Air Force during the Vietnam war and later in the Air National Guard. He had worked for Torin Mfg. in Kalamazoo and later retired from the Perrigo Company in 2008. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing, bowling, doing yard work and especially loved being up north in Traverse City.

On July 19, 1985 in Kalamazoo he married Ruby Kingsbury who survives. Also surviving are his children, Mark Boers, Jillian Boers, Melissa (Mark) Paff, Adam (Dawn) Boers, Jenelle (Pete) Stewart and Mark DuBois; several grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; a brother Thomas (Deryl) Boers and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson Adam John Boers Jr.

Friends may visit with John’s family Monday, August 17, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor B.J. Luce officiating.

Burial will follow at Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park with Military Honors by V.F.W. Post #3030 and the Michigan Air National Guard.

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  1. Racquel Miller says:

    Today as I was thinking about my favorite memories with my Uncle John I couldn’t help but smile. When I was a little girl I loved getting to go to his house to visit. I loved playing with Janelle and Adam running around like crazy, but my favorite memory is of us all singing. We would play the song “Rockin Robin” over and over and sing loud while dancing around with fake microphones. I am quite sure it drove Uncle John and everyone else crazy but he never let on if that was true. As I was sitting down to write this a performance of that song came on T.V. I’m serious, it made me tear up and smile at the same time. If he can’t be here,I am so glad to know he is with Jesus. Love, Racquel

  2. Debbie Wesseling says:

    prayer’s going out to all of the family, I didn’t personally know him but I no he lives right next door to my mom Tootie, and I know he was always in the yard doing yard work everytime he’d see me mowing mom’s lawn he always waved and had a smile very kind man may he forever R,I,P

  3. Tom Boers says:

    You were a great big brother. I knew you always had my back no matter what stupid thing I did. I know you were irritated when I always wanted tom tag along, but hey, I looked up to you. I wanted to do what you did. Yes even to join the Air force. Now you have finished the course in the race of life. I know you ran well and your loving family is your legacy. I will see you in heaven someday and tag along again. I hope that’s alright. Don’t worry about Ruby and the family, Deryl and I will be there for them.

    Your Bro

  4. Lorna Sisson says:

    Dear Ruby and family
    So very sorry to hear of your great loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May God fill your hearts and minds with wonderful memories.
    God Bless,
    Lorna and Craig Sisson

  5. Allen and Jennie Rensel says:

    Ruby and cousins- though we can not be there today and tomorrow, please know you are In our thoughts and prayers through this tough time. Our family is sad with you and sends you hugs from Colorado.

  6. Sherry Meacham Hurlbut says:

    Ruby and Family: Don and I were so sorry to learn of your loss. May your many memories help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs to you!

  7. Lee and Diane Boysen says:

    Melissa, Mark and family:

    Very sorry to hear of the loss of your Father, Father in law, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Please accept our most sincere sympathies. We didn’t know. Sorry we weren’t there for you.

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