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Obituary: Helen J. Boer

October 22, 1927 – January 23, 2022

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Helen J. BoerHelen J. Boer, nee Rooy, age 94, of Crete, IL went home to her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Chester Boer. Loving mother of Larry (Sheri) Boer and Bonnie (late Edward) Dykema. Beloved grandmother of Mark (April) Boer, Jill (Aaron) Kuzma, Caryn (Tony) O’Hara, Kevin (Jennifer) Boer, Jason Dykema, and Joseph Dykema, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her brother, Henry Rooy, and her parents William and Bessie Rooy. Helen was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Visitation Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN with Pastor Mark Alan Boer officiating. Private interment at Skyline Memorial Park – Monee, IL. Memorial contributions to Illiana Christian High School (10920 Calumet Avenue, Dyer, IN 46311) are greatly appreciated. For more information, please call 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at

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