Wantage Twp., NJ: Lourens Hendrik Bosma, 93 years old, died peacefully at home on Monday, April 1, 2019. Born to Frederik and Geertje Bosma in the Netherlands, he came to British Columbia, Canada in 1951 and then to the United States, settling in Sussex, NJ in 1967 and then moving to Wantage in 1973.
Lourens served honorably in the Dutch military and worked as a professional cleaner and owner of Servicemaster in Wantage Twp. for many years, retiring in 2000. He was a dedicated member of the Sussex Christian Reformed Church serving as an elder for many years. He took great joy in singing and playing his harmonica. His passion was his steadfast belief in God, gardening and visiting family abroad.
Lourens is predeceased by his wife, Margien Bosma(2008), a son, Frederik Bosma(2015), a son in law, Blair Cahoon(2018) and many brothers and sisters. Lourens is the devoted father of Jessie Van Abbema and her husband, John of Zeeland, MI, Trudy Cahoon of Lowell, MI and Albert Bosma and his wife, Corinne of Wantage Twp., NJ. Grandfather(Opa) of Bryony(Dominic) Lowe , Sarah (Mike) Cornell, Michael (Nicki) Van Abbema, Scott (Jackie) Bosma, Joel (Katie)Van Abbema, Shane (Caitlin) Bosma, Kaitlyn Tarsa, David Van Abbema, Malley(Mike Thurmam) Cahoon and Gavin (Amy) Tarsa. Cherished by 9 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Jacob of Kelona, BC, Canada, Henny, Willie and Juul of the Netherlands. and brother in law of Allie. Dearly loved by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ for memorial visitation on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 5-8 PM. Memorial service will be Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 11:00 AM at the Sussex Christian Reformed Church, Sussex, NJ. Memorial gifts to the Sussex Christian School, 51 Unionville Avenue, Sussex, NJ 07461 would be appreciated.