Robert E. Buurma (82) of Celeryville, died early Friday morning, July 29, 2011 at his home. He was born May 7, 1929 in Celeryville to the late John and Anna (Trapp) Buurma. Mr. Buurma was a graduate of New Haven High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Buurma was a partner of Buurma Farms where he had served as president. He was also a member of the Willard Christian Reformed Church, serving on church council for many years.
Mr. Buurma is survived by his wife Henrietta (Ehlers) Buurma whom he married May 4, 1951. Son: Daniel (Sandra) Buurma of Willard, daughter: Yvonne (William) Faber of Grand Rapids, MI. 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. 2 brothers: James (Kathleen) Buurma of Willard and Richard (Arlene) Buurma of MI. 2 sisters: Dora (Jack) Bloem of MI and Ruth (Erve) Sharpless of FL and one sister-in-law: Jean Scadden of FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson: Brett Robert Buurma, brothers: John Jr. and Frank Buurma and sister: Mary Simerink.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 1, 2011 at the Willard Christian Reformed Church, Celeryville. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, New Haven. Friends may call Sunday 2-5 P.M. at the Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Willard Christian Reformed Church Building Expansion Fund. The Staff of the Lindsey-Kocher Funeral Service, 323 Myrtle Ave, Willard is in care of the funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.Lindseykocher.com.