Aleida De Boer was born August 6, 1929, to Hendrik Johan and Grada (Bulten) Heersink, in Laren, Gelderland, Netherlands. She passed away February 27, 2020, at The Cottages in Pella.
Aleida grew up in the Netherlands and attended school there. She came to the United States when she was 18, with her family and settled in Alamosa, Colorado.
On November 25, 1950, she was united in marriage to Gerben Heersink , following his death, she married Albert De Boer on April 12, 1984, and resided in Jenison, Michigan, then came to Pella after the death of Albert to live by family.
Aleida loved gardening and flowers, cooking and cats. She crocheted around hangers and made booties for many family members. She was a member of Baldwin Street Christian Reformed Church in Jenison, Michigan.
Aleida was preceded in death by her first husband Gerben Heersink, and their son Wesley, and her second husband Albert De Boer.
Sons: Harry (Madeline) Heersink, Ontario, California
Stanley (Cindy) Heersink, Pella, Iowa
Jeremy (Hilary) Heersink
Alicia (Scott) Pearl
Patrick, Henry, Samuel, Haydee Heersink
William, Dayzy, Chayse, Charlotte, Theo, Hazel Pearl
and three step-great grandchildren
William (Carol) De Boer, Wayland, Michigan
Raymond De Boer, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Alesha, Kelly De Boer, Jessica and Paul Smith and Brande De Boer
Brother and Sister:
Adolf (Florence) Heersink, Ontario, California
Johanna Senti, Ontario, California
Geraldine Heersink, Chicago, Illinois
Mary Byl, Jenison, Michigan
Several nieces and nephews
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