Harry Merwin Boomsma, age 76 years, 10 months and 14 days, of Randolph, died unexpectedly on May 1, 2013 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Monday, May 6, 2013, at the United Methodist Church, 227 N. High Street, Randolph, with Rev. Young Choe and Rev. Gerald Shibley officiating. Burial will follow in the Randolph Cemetery.
Harry’s family will receive relatives and friends on Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.
Memorials may be designated for the Courtland United Methodist Church.
Harry was born on June 16, 1936 in Columbus, WI, son of Nick and Josephine (Postma) Boomsma. Harry was united in marriage to Charlotte Zuhlke on April 2, 1955, at the Courtland United Methodist Church. Harry and Charlotte farmed and raised their family on the Boomsma homestead near Randolph, “moving to town” in 1993. He had also been employed with the Farmers Feed Mill in Randolph for over 25 years. Harry had a passion for Belgian horses, fishing, Friday night fish fries and Saturday morning breakfast with family. Harry was a life-long member of the Courtland United Methodist Church, serving on the church Administrative Board as Chairman for many years, and taking great pride in maintaining the country church.
Harry is survived by his 5 children; Gary (Laurie) Boomsma and Rick Boomsma, both of Randolph; Randy (Judy) Boomsma, Fall River; Bonnie (friend, Ray) Boomsma, Rio; and Kim Lehman, Beaver Dam; along with 14 grandchildren, Christopher and Elizabeth Boomsma; Jennifer and Jacob Boomsma; Randy Jr., Justin and Mike Boomsma; Chelsea, Hallie, Taylor, and Caleb Lauersdorf; Emily Lehman, Chance and Logan Schneider; 6 great-grandchildren, Parker, Sydnee, Atreyu, Tucker, Murphy, and Lillian; a step-granddaughter, Holly Schultz; his brother, Jim (Justine) Boomsma, Randolph, and two sisters: Dorothy James, Kingston, and Clara (Jack) Weinberger, Randolph, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends, especially his loyal dogs, Scooby and Bailey.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte, in 2011, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters.
Randolph Community Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent from www.randolphfh.com