Johnnie Junior Boerman
Johnnie Junior Boerman, 80, of Cheshire Township, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 at his home. He was born July 25, 1940 to John and Laura (Wolf) Boerman in Allegan, Michigan. Johnnie was an excavator and owned his own business for several years. In his younger days, Johnnie was a race car driver. His car number was 55. He raced in Kalamazoo, Galesburg, Indiana and in Pullman at Jones Speedway. He enjoyed boating in South Haven on his 23 foot Sea Ray and motorcycling in Sturgis, South Dakota and Daytona Beach.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Johnnie is survived by his wife and companion of 26 years – Donna Rutkowski; children – John (Shelly) Boerman of Allegan, Donnie Boerman of Munster, Indiana and Dixie Kovach of Bloomingdale, Michigan; 2 grandchildren – Colte Boerman and Courtney Gonzales; and four great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home in South Haven. Funeral services will follow visitation at 12:00 PM with Pastor Milan Bittenbender officiating. Johnnie will be laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Allegan. Kindly share your thoughts and memories on the family’s online guestbook at www.FilbrandtFFH.com.
The family is being helped by the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home in South Haven, 637-0333.
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