Terry R. Boetsma, 4216 Miami Road, South Bend, a resident of Plymouth before moving to South Bend twenty years ago, died, following an illness, on Saturday, May 20, 2000, at 7:21 p.m.
Terry died in St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, South Bend. He was 59 years old.
Born in Plymouth on Nov. 22, 1940, Terry was the son of Earl and Mary June Brown Boetsma. A 1958 graduate of LaPaz High School, he took business courses at I.U. S.B. for two years.
He is survived by his wife, the former Marie E. Goverinski.
Terry retired from the Preston Trucking Co. in South Bend in 1991 and was currently operating the R & T Auto Sales in that city.
He loved motorcycles and the people who rode them. He was friends with motorcycle enthusiasts all over the world. He was president of the River Valley Antique Motorcycle Club, a member of the B.M.W. Motorcycle Club, the Goshen Iron Horsemen and the Plymouth Blackhawks.
In addition to his wife, Marie, Terry is survived by two sons and a daughter. They are: Mark and Tammy Boetsma, South Bend, Michael and Stacie Boetsma, Mishawaka and Angel and Roman Klinzing, Sheboygan, Wis.
Four grandsons: Kristopher Snyder, South Bend, Zachary and Colin Boetsma, both of Mishawaka and Caleb Klinzing of Sheboyan, Wis. also survive together with a brother, Jim and Kathy Smart and a niece and nephew, Haley and Matthew Smart, all of Plymouth.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents and his step-father, Thomas Smart.
Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, May 23, 2000, from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
A funeral mass at St. Thomas Episcopal Church where he was a member will be in the church, 412 N. Center St., Plymouth, on Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at 10 a.m. Father John Schramm, pastor of St. Thomas will officiate.
Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.