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Fred Boer

Visitation:
Thursday, April 12, 2012
3:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Cornerstone United Reformed Church
805 Sunrise Ave
Sanborn, IA 51248

Service:
Friday, April 13, 2012
10:30 AM
Cornerstone United Reformed Church
805 Sunrise Ave.
Sanborn, IA 51248

Special Services:
Family will be present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the church for family visitation hours.



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Our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Frederick Allen Boer was born to Jacob and Ethel Holtrop Boer on January 8, 1927 at Doon, IA. The Lord called him home to glory on April 9, 2012 while he was doing what he loved, fishing.

He received his elementary education at country school near Doon, IA and at the Doon Christian School. At age 17, he enlisted in the Navy and served in Guam and the South Pacific until the end of World War II. After returning from military service, he began farming near Sheldon, IA.

On May 6, 1949 he was united in marriage with Gerry Van Bruggen. God blessed this union with seven children, 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. This family was led through the joys of life, as well as the difficult times by his unwavering faith in his Savior.

He delighted in spending time with family and friends, especially when it involved being outdoors in God’s beautiful creation hunting or fishing.

Nothing pleased him more than taking care of his family and his wisdom and counsel were always appreciated. He continued to work in his disc sharpening business until his death, when not fishing or helping his family.

He was a former elder in the Sanborn Christian Reformed church and was an active member of the Cornerstone United Reformed Church in Sanborn, IA.

Looking forward to a blessed reunion in glory are his wife, Gerry; four sons, Gary, and wife Lou Ann, Sioux Falls, SD; Jeff, and wife Jeannie, Hialeah, FL; Dave, and wife Cheryl, Sioux Falls, SD; Mike, and wife Sherry, Long Beach, CA; and two daughters, Judy Van Engen, and husband Allen, Inwood, IA and Sue Koele, and husband Terry, Littleton, CO; six brothers, Henry, and wife Corina; Jeen, and wife Joan; Ed, and wife Fran; Harlan, and wife Joan; Dale, and wife Karen, and Roger; three sisters, Myrtle Bootsma; Alvina Hiemstra; and Phyllis Steensma, and husband Andy; twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in being called to glory were his parents, Jacob and Ethel; his brother-in-law Ralph Bootsma; his brother-in-law Gary Hiemstra; a son, Mark; and a grandson, Kirk Van Engen.

In loving memory of
Frederick “Fred” Boer
Born ~ January 8, 1927
Died ~ April 9, 2012
Age ~ 85 years 3 months 1 day

Funeral Service
10:30 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2012
Cornerstone United Reformed Church
Sanborn, Iowa

Clergy
Rev. Daniel Donovan

Organist
Donna Hofman

Duet
David & Julie Hofland
Special Music
"Face to Face With Christ My Savior"

Congregational Singing
Processional ~ “I Know Not Why God’s Wondrous Grace” #378
“The Lord Is My Shepherd” #38
Recessional ~ “In The Sweet Communion, Lord With Thee” #138

Pallbearers
Tony Boer Jon Boer Casey Boer
Jordan Boer Brian Boer Kris Van Engen
Nic Van Engen PJ Van Engen Justin Boer
Tyler Boer Jason Koele Nathan Boer Vis Derek Vis


Burial
West Lawn Cemetery
Orange City, Iowa

Military graveside rites conducted by
American Legion Posts
Earl T. Conaway #318 of Sanborn, Iowa
Pressman Kosters #329 of Orange City, Iowa



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