Martha Boomsma

Date of Death: Sep 15, 2012
Martha Boomsma
[highlight_text] (1927 – 2012) [/highlight_text] Martha Boomsma, 85, a resident at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Waupun, died Saturday evening, September 15, 2012 at Prairie Ridge.


[leftcolumn]Martha was born July 25, 1927 in Wichert, IL the daughter of Simon and Katie Zeldenrust Koopmans. In 1944 she graduated from St. Anne High School in St. Anne, IL. On March 18, 1948 she married Milton Boomsma in Wichert, IL. Following their marriage the couple resided in St. Anne, IL where they farmed for 15 years. In 1963 they moved to the Brandon area where they farmed and owned and operated Milt’s Tractor Repair. Martha was a member of Bethel Reformed Church in Brandon where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Women’s Guild.

Martha is survived by a daughter, Eunice (Dave) Beekman of Brandon; two sons, Jerry (Linda) Boomsma of Oconto, WI and Melvin Boomsma of Waupun; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Katherine Runia of Bourbonnais, IL, Helen (Ed) DeVries of Momence, IL, and Janice (Dick) Alvey of Huntington, IN; four brothers, Simon (Delores) Koopmans of South Holland IL, Tom (Eleanor) Koopmans of La Harpe, IL, John (Velma) Koopmans of Belgrade, MT, and Melvin Koopmans of Plymouth, IN; special niece, Susan Boomsma; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton, and two brothers, Clarence and Peter Koopmans.

The family wishes to thank Prairie Ridge and Generations Hospice for the wonderful care their mother received.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Wednesday from
4-7 p.m. at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Thursday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.[rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Martha Boomsma will be held Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Reformed Church in Brandon with Rev. John Tilstra officiating.[rightcolumn] [rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Brandon Cemetery.


  1. Harold and Jeanne Vos Says: September 19, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Dear Eunice and Dave, Jerry and Linda, and Mel,

    You and your families have our deepest sympathy in the passing of your mom. Harold has many fond memories of visiting Uncle Bud and Aunt Martha on the farm.

  2. Jenny Patty Says: September 20, 2012 at 3:34 am

    Dear Eunice, Jerry, & Melvin, and your families,
    I am praying for all of you during this time. I wish I could have been at the funeral, so I could see you all again,but things did not work out for me to be there. I have missed seeing your mother at family reunions for many years. I hope you have many good memories of your parents. You were blessed to have them for so many years.
    Jenny Patty

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. Turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance and to help soothe your heart. Psalms 34;18 assures us that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

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