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Marvin J. Boogaard

January 4, 1947 ~ May 25, 2017 (age 70)
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Marvin J. Boogaard, age 70, went to be with his Lord Thursday, May 25, 2017.

He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan January 4, 1947 the son of Marvin J. Boogaard Sr. and Theresa (Roberts) Doran.

Marv proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy.

Marv is survived by his wife Linda; his children Lisa (John) Kessner and Bryan Boogaard; his grandchildren Crystina (Brandon) Emperor, Dakota Howley, Hannah Kessner, Trenton Boogaard, Savanna Boogaard, and Layne Boogaard; three great-grandchildren; his siblings Albert “Skip” (Sherri Davis) Steil, Evelyn Cronk, Pat Graverson, Sue Thaler, Ada Howell, Mary (Denny) Linington, Carol Thompson and Steve Boogaard as well as many nieces, nephews, extended relatives and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his infant great-granddaughter Charlotte Emperor; his parents; brother Glenn Steil and four brothers-in-law James Thompson, Larry Cronk, Charley Graverson and Gerald Howell.

A Celebration of Life to honor Marv will be 11 am Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Wayland VFW hall – 735 S. Main St., Wayland, Michigan.

A private family interment will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Wayland VFW.

The family welcomes messages and memories in their online guestbook at

Charitable donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

Wayland VFW
735 S. Main St., Wayland MI 49348
Tel: 1-269-792-2975

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