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Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS
Friday June 18th, 2021
12:30pm - 1:00pm

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Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS
Friday June 18th, 2021
1:30pm

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Dale Arnold Boerma

SIOUX CENTER, IOWA ~ Dale Arnold Boerma, 77, of rural Sioux Center, passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021 at Sioux Center Health with his wife Joyce by his side.
Funeral Service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 18th at Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS in Hawarden, Iowa with Rev Joshua Lowe officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will begin at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the church. The funeral service will be livestreamed on the church facebook page. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com. Dale’s family prefers memorials be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS in Hawarden.
Dale Arnold Boerma was born June 13, 1944 in Hudson, South Dakota to Gerrit and Esther (Klumb) Boerma. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS in Hawarden, Iowa. Dale lived on his parent’s farm west of Sioux Center, Iowa all his life. He attended country school and graduated from Sioux Center High School in 1961 at the age of 16.
On June 2, 1967, Dale married Joyce Elaine Anderson at Nathanael Lutheran Church in Alcester, South Dakota. He served in the Army Nation Guard out of Le Mars, Iowa for 2 years. Dale farmed and milked cows and raised crops and pigs. After he quit farming, he worked at Sioux Preme Hog Plant and later at Orange City Coop Gas and Oil, delivering propane in the area. Dale also worked at Siouxland Mat Shop and helped some local farmers with field work. Dale and Joyce sold Watkins products door to door, at home parties, and at fairs and craft shows since 1985.
Dale enjoyed trapshooting, was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan, enjoyed visiting and listening to old hymns. He loved and trusted God all his life. Dale and Joyce enjoyed spending time at Okoboji, Iowa at their cottage and were blessed to spend 54 happy years together.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; brother-in-law, Robert Anderson; several nieces and nephews, cousins, and numerous special friends.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Julius and Elsie Anderson, sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and Lloyd Abbott; sisters-in-law, Donna Anderson (Mrs. Bob Anderson) and Betty Anderson; brothers-in-law, Earl R. Anderson and Laurence Anderson (as a child); aunts and uncles, Mike and Helen Klumb Reit, Nick and Minnie Buis, Pete and Gertrude Andriesen, Neal and Clara Schouten; Joe and Suzie Boerma; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


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A candle was lit in memory of Dale Boerma

Stuart, Heidi Klingbeil and family. Jun 19 2021 3:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Boerma

Judy Lorensen Jun 19 2021 5:18 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Boerma

Dale L Bakker Jun 18 2021 8:52 PM

I remember growing up with Dale in our church family as well as being related through our mother's.
I also felt like his protector many times when some were not so kind to him as we grew up. Dale was special.
I know you all will miss him as I will.
Keep the good times close, Joyce. They will help you heal.

Connie Gebauer Clementson

Connie Gebauer Clementson Jun 18 2021 4:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Boerma

Jeff and Glenda Hewitt Jun 17 2021 9:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Boerma

Terry Durr Jun 17 2021 2:40 PM

Sending thoughts and prayers for you Joyce! I'm so sorry for your loss!
🙏❤🙏

Ellen Renken Jun 17 2021 7:20 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Boerma

Ellen Renken Jun 17 2021 7:15 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Boerma

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A candle was lit in memory of Dale Boerma

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