Obituary: Bernard Boersema


December 8, 1933 – April 28, 2021

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Bernard BoersemaBernard “Ben” Boersema, age 87, of Lansing, IL, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Lois Boersema, nee Van Proyen. Loving father of Patricia (Nathan) Martin, Sandra (Rob) DeVries, Linda (Bob) Fox and the late Edward Boersema. Proud grandfather of Andrew (Kayla) Martin, Adam (Rachel) Martin, Hannah (Mike) Togtman, Samantha (Mario) Ortiz, Cassandra (Andrew) Siersema, Brent (Lyndi) Fox and Kyle (Kelsey) Fox. Great-grandfather of 13. Dear brother of late Benjamin Boersema, late Edward Boersema, Richard (late Jeanette) Boersema, late Martin (Alice) Boersema, Inez (late Siepbrand DeYoung) (late Marv) Koldenhoven, late Anjean (late Henri) VanderWaard, late Cora (late Wayne) Martin, late Albert (late Linda) Boersema. Kind uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Lynwood United Reformed Church, 1990 Glenwood-Dyer Road, Lynwood, IL with services conducted by Rev. Nick Alons. Private interment at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens, Lemont, IL.

Bernard was a United States Army Korean War Veteran. He was a lifetime member of Lynwood United Reformed Church and an avid fisherman. Memorial contributions may be given to Illiana Christian High School. For further information please contact 219-322-7300 or visit

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