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John Robert Bonnema

December 16, 1927 ~ March 30, 2018 (age 90)
BONNEMA, John R.
Schoolcraft
Went to be with his Lord, Friday morning, March 30, 2018. John was born December 16, 1927 in Kalamazoo to the late William and Anna (Kiel) Bonnema. John was owner and operator of Bonnema Masonry Construction until his retirement in 1993. He was a charter member of Prairie Edge Christian Reformed Church, where he served as Elder, Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent. He was also one of the founding members of the Singing Crusaders and served on the Board at both the Gospel Mission and South Christian School. John enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his grandchildren. On August 26, 1949 he was united in marriage to his loving wife of 68 years, Katherine "Kay" (Ritsema), who survives. Also surviving are his children, Robert (Beth) Bonnema, Don (Toni) Bonnema, Laurie (Dennis) Mulder, Joan (Tom) Brussee; 14 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Friends may meet the family from 4 - 7 pm Tuesday, April 10 at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Portage Chapel, 411 East Center. Services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, April 11 at Prairie Edge Christian Reformed Church, 9316 Oakland Drive with Pastor Phil Kok officiating. Private family interment will be in Schoolcraft Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Prairie Edge Christian Reformed Church or the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission.

Funeral Service

APR 11. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Prairie Edge Church
9316 Oakland Dr.
Portage, MI, US, 49024
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