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Elaine May Boersma

April 24, 1924 April 16, 2019
Elaine May Boersma
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Obituary for Elaine May Boersma

Elaine May Boersma, 94, of Iowa City, died Tuesday, April 16 at Oaknoll Retirement Residence surrounded by family.

Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Anita Johnson officiating. The family will greet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. Elaine deeded her body to the UI Anatomical Program. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed toward First United Methodist Church, Iowa City, United Methodist Women, or a charity of your choice.

Elaine was born April 24, 1924 in St. Joseph, MI, the daughter of Fred and May (Bays) Mensinger. Elaine was raised in Baroda, MI. She attended Hope College in Holland, MI, where she met Wendell (Dell) Boersma. On February 3, 1945, they were married in Hollywood, FL. Elaine received her BA from Western Michigan University. Elaine was an elementary school teacher with the Baroda public schools in Michigan for 10 years. In 1967, the family moved from Ann Arbor MI to Iowa City.

Elaine was a member of First United Methodist Church, P.E.O. Chapter K.P., United Methodist Women, and for more than 15 years she volunteered delivering for Meals on Wheels.

Elaine loved her family and will be greatly missed. Survivors include Elaine’s three children, Nancy (Steve) Weber of Iowa City, Mark (Judy) Boersma of Churchville, PA and Brian (Michelle) Boersma of Marshall, MN; eight grandchildren, Emily, Matthew, Ivy, Kent, Joshua, Stephanie, Claire and Timothy; three great grandchildren, Max, Greta, and Liesl Peterson; and one brother, Terry Mensinger, of Baroda, MI.

Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Dell, her parents, an infant brother, Stanley, her brother, Fred Jr. and an infant grandson, Christopher Weber.

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4:00 PM 4/24/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/24/2019 7:00:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
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11:00 AM 4/25/2019 11:00:00 AM
First United Methodist Church -- Iowa City

214 E. Jefferson Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

First United Methodist Church -- Iowa City
214 E. Jefferson Street Iowa City 52245 IA
United States

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United Methodist Women

National Office
475 Riverside Drive, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10115

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First United Methodist Church

214 East Jefferson Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

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