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Harold Broersma, age 84, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Heartwood Lodge in Spring Lake and entered into his eternal resting place with his Lord.

The son of Paul and Alice (Dobb) Broersma he was born January 5, 1932 in Muskegon. Harold graduated from Western Michigan Christian High School and then served 2 years in the Military. He married his high school sweetheart Phyllis Deiters in 1954. Harold worked in various Pattern Shops in Muskegon as a Metal Pattern Maker. He also served on the Ferrsyburg City Council and was a volunteer fireman.

Harold was an active member of Ferrysburg Community Church where he was a deacon and served on various committees, particularly on Building and Grounds. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, gardening, playing cards and especially enjoyed developing a beautiful park setting in his back yard at the condo where he lived for the last 14 years. Harold will be remembered especially for his great sense of humor and his ability to fix anything.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; son, Thomas; brothers, Andrew, Paul and Gerald; and sisters, Mary Alice Martin and Agnes Broersma.

Surviving are his loving wife, Phyllis; son, Daniel (Colleen) of Fort Collins, Co.; daughters, Gayle Williamson of Palatka, Fl. and Penni Sodi of Long Island, NY; sister-in-law, Donna Broersma of Muskegon; seven grandchildren, Brett, Emily, Travis,Rachel, Allegra, Luca and Nicolas; along with several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 7th at Ferrysburg Community Church, 17785 Mohawk Dr. Spring Lake, with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to NOCH Hospice or Ferrysburg Community Church.


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  1. Michael R Inman on January 10, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Dear Phyllis and family,

    Michael and I want you to know how sad we are to lose Harold. We have always loved you guys. We wish we could have been at the Funeral service, but we are in Alabama with Kyle’s family for the month of January. Our sincere condolences. We will pray for you for the days ahead. Love, Michael and Melanie

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