Janet Boonstra

November 12, 1924 ~ November 18, 2020 (age 96)

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96 year old, Janet “Dolly” Boonstra, of DeMotte passed away November 18, 2020.

Janet was born on November 12, 1924, in South Holland, Illinois, to Peter and Jennie (VanDommelen) Anker. Janet worked in the food service industry. She married the late, Roger Boonstra, on January 27, 1944 in Lansing, Illinois. She attended Community Church of Roselawn, Indiana. She loved to bake, cook, and have family gatherings. She especially loved to sing hymns. She loved to comfort people with spiritual needs.

Janet is survived by her family: children: Randall (Sharon) Boonstra, Nancy (Dorsey) Byrd, Lynn (Jim) Mohr, Gayle (Gerald) Sikkenga, Karen (Ronald) Link, 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Janet was preceded in death by her husband: Roger, parents: Peter & Jennie, son-in-law: Calvin Spender, grandson: Wayne Spender, and siblings: John Anker, Kelly Anker, Minnie Miller, Nelly Eylander, Gertrude Kortum.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at the Community Church of Roselawn, Indiana. Services for Janet will take place at the church at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2020 with Pastor Joel Zuidema officiating.  Interment will take place on Monday, November 23, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at the Holland Cemetery, DeMotte, Indiana.


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November 22, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Community Church of Roselawn (Indiana)

Funeral Service
November 22, 2020

6:00 PM
Community Church of Roselawn (Indiana)

November 23, 2020

10:30 AM
Holland Cemetery, Indiana

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