Joe H. Boetsma & Thelma Harris Boetsma
Joe H. Boetsma
Culver — Joe H. Boetsma, 87, of Gilbert, Ariz., formerly of Culver , died at 5:18 a.m. on Feb. 17, 2008 at home.
Arrangements are pending at the Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver . = Plymouth Pilot 19 Feb. 2008
Jan. 28, 1921 - Feb. 17, 2008
Joe Boetsma, former Culver resident, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, entered eternity to be home
with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 17. He lived with his wife, son and daughter-in-law in Gilbert, Ariz. He was born Jan. 28, 1921 to
Joe and Dessie Warren Boetsma who have preceded him in death.
He is survived by the love of his life, Thelma Harris Boetsma, who he married on Oct. 5, 1940. He was preceded in death by
daughter and son-in-law Sandra and Clyde Craft. He is survived by children Larry (Anita) Boetsma, Debra (Allen) Mechling and
Cynthia (Timothy) Decker. He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Steven Boetsma and Erica Partin, Daniel, Stephanie and
Isaac Mechling, and Caleb, Kyle, Kirsten and Colson Decker; and five great-grandchildren: Harry and Austin Partin, Sierra and
Michael Boetsma, and Gavin Mechling.
Joe worked in his family re-upholstery and then new furniture business in Culver for nearly 40 years. He and his wife of 67
years moved to Hobe Sound, Fla. in 1979. There he continued to work in a drapery business. He was a true craftsman when it
came to making things for the home. They moved to Indianapolis in 1999 and went to Gilbert, Ariz. in December 2006. He was
active in and supportive of his church wherever he lived. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. The funeral will be at the funeral home at 2 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 25 with visitation one hour before the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix AZ 85014-5656.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the obituary page at www.bonineodom.com
Arrangements are entrusted to Bonine-Odom Funeral Home 104 E. Lake Shore Drive in Culver . - 12 Feb. 2008 Plymouth Pilot; 29
Feb. 2008 Culver Citizen.
1 May 2008, Thursday
Culver - Thelma Harris Bosetsma, 84, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, stepped into enternity to be home with the
Lord Saturday, APril 19. SHe lived with hier son and daughter-in-law in Gilbert, Ariz. She was born Dec. 16, 1923 in Satr City,
Saskatchewan, Canada, to Fred and Maude Savage Harris Kneeves who have preceded her in death. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Joe Boetsma; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and CYlde Craft; brothers: Francis and Clarnece Harris; and sisters: Margie
Kreighbaum and Edna Bower.
She is survived by sister, Rena Follmer; children: Larry (Antia) Boetsma, Debra (Allne) Mchling and Cynthia (Timothy) Decker. She is
also survived by nine grandchildren: Steven Boetsma and Erica Partin; Daniel, Stephanie and Isaac Mchling; and Caleb, Kyle, Kristen
and Colson Decker; and five great-grandchildren: Harry and AUstin Partin; Sierra and Michael Boetsma, and Greg Mechling.
Thelma worked in the family re-uplostery and then new furniture business in Culver . SHe nad her husband of 67 years moved to Hobe
Sound, Fla. in 1979. There she volunteered at a Chapel Crusaders Misson. They moved to Indianapolis in 1999 and went to Gilbert,
Ariz. in December 2006. SHe will be greatly missed by all who knew and lover her.
Arrangements are [were] entrusted to Bonine-Odom Funeral Home in Culver . Visitation was be [at] Sunday, April 27 from 3 to
6 p.m. and April 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. APril 28 at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to
Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. FLower St. Phoenix, Az. 85014.
Condolances my be sent to the family via the oboituary page at www.bonoineodom.com.