Brian Todd Boetsma

August 2, 1964 ~ June 12, 2022

On June 12, 2022, Brian Todd Boetsma, age 57, passed into the arms of Jesus after a battle with cancer. Brian was born August 2, 1964, to Gary and Judy Boetsma and was raised in Beaverdam, MI. He was employed for over half his life in the Automation Department at Windemuller. Brian will be remembered for his servant spirit and his ability to fix almost anything, using those gifts combined as he served in and through his church, Hope CRC in Grandville. Brian will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 30 years, Janet; sons, Jared and Ross; parents, Gary and Judy Boetsma; sister, Kim (Kirk) Haverdink; brothers, Chris (Julie) Boetsma, Steve Boetsma, Chad (Kris) Boetsma; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dale and Helaine Miedema; brothers-in-law, David Miedema, Jeff (Ruth) Miedema, Terry (Linda) Miedema; and nineteen nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Hope Christian Reformed Church, 3110 Barrett St. SW, Grandville, with Rev. Dale Fopma officiating. Burial Jamestown Township Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday from 4-7 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW and on Thursday one hour prior to the service at church. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to Love Your Neighbor (formerly Love INC) or Faith Hospice, who so lovingly cared for Brian.

Wednesday, June 15
4:00pm - 7:00pm

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Thursday, June 16
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Hope CRC
3110 Barrett Ave SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Funeral Service
Thursday, June 16

Hope CRC
3110 Barrett Ave SW
Grandville, MI 49418

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August 25, 2022 9:58am
I was so surprised to hear this sad news. Brian and I were good friends all through high school. We walked the halls at Unity between classes. He was always a lot of fun and someone I could count on to talk things through. A great mind and a fun Humor. I never was able to get to know his wife as paths change once you're out of school. But she must be an incredible woman for Brian to pick for his partner in life. Brian was strong in his faith and not afraid to share that. I know we will see him again in Heaven and his smile. Prayers for you Janet and the boys as your life goes on. Never forget those memories.

- Brenda Overweg

June 20, 2022 11:42pm
I was shocked to learn from another Unity classmate (and soccer teammate) of ours that Brian had passed away last week. Brian and I played defense together on the Unity Christian soccer team, and ran track together all through high school, doing the same events, so I got to know him pretty well. Brian was then -- and seems to have remained his whole adult life -- just an all-around good dude. He was always the calming influence to counter my (over)-exuberance. Reliable, dependable, and always willing to help people; working well with others but never worried about getting credit for accomplishments. And a sense of humor that he would surprise you with when you least expected it. He was a well-deserving recipient of Unity's Mike Van Bronkhorst Memorial Award for showing outstanding quiet leadership. I'm sorry to have lost touch with Brian after college, but it doesn't surprise me he has two great sons to carry on his legacy. He will be sorely missed -- the world has lost another really good one, gone too soon. RIP Brian.

- John Chapman Rienstra

June 16, 2022 7:47am
I met Brian a few times at Hope Christian Reformed Church through my coworker of 20+ yrs. The church was doing a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace workshop which I took eight times over the years at the church. He was a very nice family man that was very pleasant to talk to. He helped a few times or stopped in on the workshops because Janet was assisting with the classes. They have two great sons that I have met at company outings a few times. A very Christian man and family. I am glad to have met him. He is at home in God's house now watching over all of us.

- Tammy Johnston

June 14, 2022 1:17pm
For the past 26 years I have enjoyed waving to Brian as he mowed the lawn or drove past our house. He always had a smile. He will be missed in our neighborhood.

- Sheryl Williams

June 14, 2022 9:01am
Brian was an amazing person to be around. His love for others and his sense of humor were so refreshing to be around. In the short year I got to know Brian, he helped me understand and flourish in the Automation department at Windemuller. I will never forget what he taught me and will forever miss him. Every time I hear a morning dove, I will always remember Brian whistling the song of the bird.

- Chris Markey

June 14, 2022 8:35am
I am deeply saddened by Brian's passing. He was such a great mentor to me joining the automation team a few short years ago. He was such a kind and patient man. His knowledge of the automation world was second to none in windemullers automation department. He always had time to teach me something I didn't quite understand and was very happy to do so. You could tell just by being around him that he loved working with others and helping people grow. He was a great friend and irreplaceable as a knowledgeable mentor. I will miss him greatly but never forget him. K.O. Pectate Brian. K.O. Pectate.

- Erik Penninga

June 13, 2022 9:30pm
The only thing that helps heal my broken heart at the loss of my good friend, is knowing that he is free of the sickness that caused him so much pain, and that he is now experiencing his new life in the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It was an honor to have him as a friend and whitness his servant heart in action. A more humble man I have never met. I can't wait to see him again!

- Jim VanaDerLaan

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