Geraldine Bos

March 18, 1927 - February 22, 2011

Geraldine Bos, age 83, of Grand Rapids and formerly of Cadillac, went home to be with the Lord on February 22, 2011 at Pilgrim Village in Grand Rapids.

She was born on March 18, 1927 in Grand Rapids to George and Gertrude (TerBeek) Glupker. She married Wilmer “Bill” Bos on April 10, 1947 in Grand Rapids, and he preceded her in death on October 31, 1990.

She was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Home Acres Reformed Church in Wyoming. She was a member of the choir and the women's guild. She was a previous member of the Lucas Rehoboth Reformed Church. She enjoyed quilting, embroidery work, gardening and her family.

She is survived by her children, Patricia (Larry) Verburg of McBain, Karen (Ken) Kladder of Jenison, Linda (Martin) Doyle of Wayland, Allen (Becky) Bos of Caledonia and Kenneth (Shelly) Bos of Ada; nine grandchildren, Brian Verburg, Todd Verburg, Kim DuBois, Chris Kladder, Sarah Kladder, Rachael Doyle, Jessica Foster, Tara Bailey and Ryan Bos; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers,Gerald Glupker of Allendale and Howard (Betty) Glupker of Jenison; sister, Rena (Andrew) Vanderweide of Hudsonville; in-laws, Dorthy Glupker of Byron Center, Edna Bos of Kentwood, Anne Williamson of Kentwood, Doris Roszell of Caledonia and Frank Bos of Wyoming; and many others relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Henrietta Potts; brother, Harry Glupker; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Bos.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 25, 2011 at the Burkholder Funeral Home in McBain, with Rev. Ken Koning officiating. Burial will be at Cherry Grove Cemetery in Wexford County. Visitation will take place from 6 to 9 p.m Thursday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. on Friday until service time.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pilgrim Village or Hospice of Michigan.

An online guestbook is available at Arrangements were handled by Burkholder Funeral Home.

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Janell Regnerus - Feb 23rd, 2011 6:19 pm

" Carl and I really enjoyed Bill & Gerry when they were members of Rehoboth Church. Gerry was such a loving, caring woman and a great hostess. I am sorry I can't come to the visitation and funeral because I am in TX visiting my son, Mark, and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God Bless you and comfort you."

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