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John Leroy Boman



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Davenport University Football

‘PAF’ Panther Athletic Fund

God has called our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather home. John Leroy Boman, known to his friends and family as “Jack” and favorite little people as “Papa”, entered into eternal life at the age of 77 on Sunday, August 8th, 2021.

Jack joins his parents, June and Merle Boman, his son Mark, daughter Annie, and granddaughter Lillian. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Michelle Boonstra, Steven Boman, Brett Boman, Elizabeth Kalmink (Bradley), Kevin Boman (Amanda), Meagan Mojica (Ezekiel), John Boman, and Brendan Boman. His spirit will be kept alive by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jack lived a long life full of love, loss, and everything in between. He sought laughter and good conversation, but his greatest joy in life was spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021, 11 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle, 2750 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation Thursday, August 12, 2021, will be held from 6-8 p.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

Contributions can be made to Davenport University Football ‘PAF’ Panther Athletic Fund at

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3 Responses

  1. You were the best boss ever ! Rest easy , my condolences to all his children , my prayers of streghth and comfort are with you all .

  2. Dear Boman Family,
    We’re so very sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. I remember how devoted he always was to his kids and their sports games. Please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. May he rest in eternal peace with Christ.

  3. A good friend always willing to help others my prayers to you all the family

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