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BOEKESTEIN, Frieda (Kas) 1919-2014


Posted By: K.L. Kittleson
Date: 6/30/2014 at 17:46:34

Frieda Boekestein

November 21, 1919 - June 15, 2014

Frieda (Kas) Boekestein, age 94, of Grandville, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014 and is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Richland Cemetery in Inwood, Iowa. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or a Christian school of one’s choice. Condolences for the family may be left online at www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 2 pm at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home in Grandville, Michigan, with Rev. Kevin Schutt and Rev. Casey Freswick officiating. Relatives and friends were able to meet the family Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 4-7 pm and Thursday from 1-2 pm at the funeral home prior to the service.

Frieda was born November 21, 1919 to Dick and Jennie (Faber) Kas on a farm northwest of Orange City, Iowa. She began school at West Branch #4 and the larger consolidated Newkirk School for a few years. They moved to Holland, Minnesota when she was 12 years old and finished her schooling at District #72 Country School. She helped on the farm, did lots of gardening and canning and knew how to cook and bake at a young age, her favorite cake was “Cocoa Cake”. She made delicious melt-in-your mouth homemade bread, buns and cinnamon rolls. Her grandkid’s favorite was her brownies.

After the crops were all harvested in the fall, she would work at the Egg Candling Plant in Leota. Her father or one of her brothers would take her on Monday morning and pick her up on Friday evening after work. She met her husband, Ed Boekestein, at Holland Christian Reformed Church. They were married on October 18, 1943. They farmed near Inwood, Iowa until December, 1962, at which time they moved to Wyoming, Michigan. She was the ultimate caregiver, she never seemed hurried, she was patient and kind, a calming, a gentle force in the lives of those she loved. She was welcoming, compassionate and caring.

She lived out her faith in God every day in numerous big and small ways. And now on Sunday, her favorite day of the week, on Father’s Day, her Lord took her hand and safely guided her home to her eternal rest. She is rejoicing in heaven, hearing the words of her Savior, “Well done thou good and faithful servant. Enter now into the joy of your Lord”.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Jane (Frank) Nibbelink, Harriet (John) Rozema, Dorothy Rose, Betty (Kevin) Schutt; her son-in-law, Marvin (Diane) Evink; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchild; brothers, Gerrit Kas, Peter (Lenora) Kas; brother-in-law, Art Boekestein; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ed; son, Edwin; and daughter, Ardis.

Source: Porter Funeral Home website


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