Jerry Boeve ’59

Jerry Boeve, born December 19, 1936, passed away on February 1, 2022, in Holland, Michigan, at age 85 after a long battle with diabetes. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur J. Boeve and Helen (Ensing) Boeve, brother Arthur (Jr.) and son Curtis Allen Boeve.

Jerry graduated from Holland High School in 1955, and upon  graduation from Hope College in 1959, he married Donna Paris ’58– his college sweetheart. In 1960, Jerry graduated from Michigan State University with a Master’s Degree in Education. He and Donna then began their careers in Education and Administration. Jerry’s teaching career started in Royal Oak, Michigan, and he then worked as Assistant Principal at Hamilton High School. In 1981, the family moved to Florida where he was Director of Training for Coldwell Banker Real Estate – Florida.

Jerry is survived by his sister, Beverly Compagner of Holland, and by son Bradley (MD) and his wife Maka residing in Rochester, Minnesota, and daughter Kyle Ann (RN) and her husband Tim Bassett (MD) residing in Northport, Alabama.

Soon the entire family, plus relatives and guests, will gather for a good old-fashioned Boeve family reunion. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Dr. Timothy Conlon, Care of the CGM Division, Lakeshore Health Partners, 3235North Wellness Drive, Holland, Michigan 49424.

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