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Sadie Jane DeBaar, 71, of Kentwood passed away on February 8, 2020 at Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods under the loving care of her family.

The daughter of John & Dorothy Rosette (Darling) Boosamra, she was born on August 24, 1948 in Grand Rapids.

A loving mother, grandmother, and friend. Sadie was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, especially over the holidays. For many years she enjoyed having a garden and canning vegetables. She had many online friends she enjoyed playing games with such as Backgammon or Yahtzee. Sadie enjoyed crafting hobbies such as crocheting beautiful blankets and painting ceramics. Growing up in our home she was known to have impromptu dance parties in the living room. She loved listening to music and really enjoyed sharing her playlists with her family and friends. She had the type of charismatic personality that drew people to her where ever she went. Sadie was an animal lover. In her community she would often carry biscuits to give to the neighbor’s dogs.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Thomas. Sadie is survived by her daughters, Lori Debaar, and Julie & John Thompson; granddaughter, Sierra Westbrook; sister, Cindy & Gary Finkbeiner; brothers,  James “Jim” Boosamra & Gloria Stevens, John “Fudlo” & Sue Boosamra), and Dan Boosamra.

To honor Sadie’s final wishes there will be no formal funeral service or memorial service. In lieu of service those who wish to gather in her memory are invited to a luncheon to celebrate her life. The lunch will be held at 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. on February 15, Panera Bread upstairs, 32 44th SW, Grandville, MI 49418. Sadie’s final resting place will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery, Grand Rapids.

Instead of flowers, Sadie would have appreciated contributions in her memory to West Michigan Human Society.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Sadie’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, (616) 452-3006, honored providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Laura Reich on February 13, 2020 at 8:52 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all, I am so sorry for your loss, she was an amazing lady!
    Love, hugs and prayers to you all xoxo
    Laura Reich (Hagen)

  2. Sue Knapp on February 13, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    I will miss my cousin Sadie very much. She was a very loving and kind person and and will be missed by all. Hugs to all her family. I love you Dolly❤️

  3. The Westbrook family on February 14, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Did y’all know that she got a new job she works for the heavenly father cooking he loves kibbeh baba ganoush a grape leaf Yabra she was a great loving woman and will be dearly missed here on Earth but we’ll see her soon but the last supper will be the first

  4. Beth on February 26, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    The last time I saw Aunt Sadie we cooked together and I enjoyed her company. She was sweet and thoughtful and I’m glad I was given that time with her. My sympathy to her children, grandchildren, and the rest of her family. Rest in peace ♡

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