Life Story / Obituary
Mr. William Jay Bolema, age 90, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019. He was born in Muskegon, MI on January 15, 1929 to John & Hilda (Jannenga) Bolema and served his country in the US Navy Reserves. He married the former Grace “Helen” Connell on April 22, 1949. Mr. Bolema had started his career working for Naphsol Refinery and Bomers Carpet and then had been employed as a Boiler Operator for Consumers Power for 13 years until retiring in 1992. William was a member of First Presbyterian Church and loved doing crossword puzzles and spending time with his kids and grandkids. He will be greatly missed.
Children, Sheila (Jim Swineheart) Sass, Tom Bolema, Paul (Joyce) Bolema, Nancy (Lynn Reinecke) Davis, Lydia (Lee Armstrong) LaVigne; grandchildren, Peter, Sarah, Tom, Luke, David, Rebeka, Evan, Andria, Alex, Faith; 8 great grandchildren; several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen; son, Billy; granddaughter, Meghan LaVigne & and his siblings.
Friday, March 22, 2019, 1:00 PM with visitation one hour prior to the service at the Clock Chapel - Muskegon. Interment in First Presbyterian Church Garden.