The Bouwmans          David & Vivian
  • Memorial contribution may be made to Rush Creek Bible Church or Grace Bible College.

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“Dear Sue, Lynda and Karen, How much we enjoyed your family during the many years we lived in Kentwood. My mom, Shirley, worked for several years...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Brenda Benson - Chatsworth, CA, CA

“Although I am a cousin, I never got to know Dave and Vivian. The last reunion was many years ago. I was so very saddened to hear of their passing ....Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Linda Bouwman - Muskegon, MI

“Praying that the Lord will comfort and strengthen the Bowman family during this tragedy. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Carol VanderWoude - Caledonia, MI

“I am of no relation nor did I know the Bouwmans but felt it only right to express my deepest condolences to their family and friends. What a tragedy...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: KT Nicolette - none

“I.m saddened that this can happen in the world today condolences to all. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Karen Youngg - Gowen, MI - Not

“I met Vivian while working as a teacher and reading spealist at Kelloggsville Public Schools. She always had warm smiles to share and wonderful...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Lyn Steimel - Grand Rapids, MI

“My brother called me last night at the request of our cousin Ann to find out if I had heard about Vivian and Dave. Needless to say I was shocked as...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Joyce (Williams) Harris - MI

“We were shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of two such wonderful people. We knew Dave and Vivian through my parents (I am the daughter of...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Melissa and Brent Brower - MI

“I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. and Mrs. Bouwman because of my grandparents, Jean and Gene Breckon. I have very fond memories of being at my...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Stefanie Perni (Wind) - Carmel, IN

“What the devil meant for bad, God made into something good as only God can. I am from the community and am very sorry to hear of this tragic loss of...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Martah Dee - Grandville, MI

“I first met Viv at the Paragon Bowling Lanes several years ago when her bowling league joined our league - the Morning Glories. It was a pleasure...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Sharon Murray - Grand Rapids, MI

“Dave and Vivian are special people in so many lives. They represented the love of Christ to everyone they came in contact with. Their spirits will...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Don & Linda Klein - San Marcos, CA

“Our family is deeply saddened by the passing of such a wonderful couple and friendly neighbor. We will miss seeing Dave on his daily walks, working...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Diane - MI - neighbor

“Vivian attended my water aerobics class regularly. She always sported a smile on her face and beautiful dangling earrings in the pool. As she left...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Kristi O'Meara - Grand Rapids, MI

“Viv & Dave were always my very favorite relatives on the Spoelman side. I admired them for the way they lived every moment of their lives and shared...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: John Hedstrom - Franklin, WI

“I have found memories of you dear aunt staying with us for a few months when I was just a child. You shared so much with my like a older sister would...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Ellen M. Spoelman Walker - MI

“Sending sympathy and love to all the families........ ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Ethel S. Rasure

“My husband, Bill, knew Vivian as she served the children of West Kelloggsville as a paraprofessional. In the last two years, I came to know her as my...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Carole Zoller - Grand Rapids, MI

“Prayers to the family and neighbors! ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Cheryl - wyoming, MI

“To the children and all family members of David and Vivian: We are so sorry for your loss and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Leigh and Anthony Komornick - NH


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BOUWMAN-David and Vivian Bouwman of Kentwood, were tragically called home to be with their Lord, Friday evening, January 4, 2013. They are survived by their daughters, Susan (Don) Stoepker, Lynda (Wade) Chapin, Karen (Tom) Kelly; their grandchildren, Ryan Stoepker, Sarah (Ryan) Breting, Tim (Lisa) Stoepker , Maranda Chapin, Kendra (Kevin) Brubaker, Jessica (Brian) O'Neil); great granddaughter Ruby Stoepker; also surviving are David's brother Ken (Bonnie) Bouwman and Vivian's sister Ann Kieft.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m; Saturday at Rush Creek Bible Church with Pastors Gary Leyendecker and Gene Pearson officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday 6 to 8 pm and Friday 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm at the Cook Funeral Home, Byron Center, 2067 84th St. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookfuneralservices.com. Memorial contribution may be made to Rush Creek Bible Church or Grace Bible College.