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Effie Bosker

Died: Friday, July 24, 2009
Age: 99
Effie Bosker, age 99, formerly of Imlay City, passed away after an extended illness Friday, July 24, 2009 at the Hyde Park Assisted Living Facility in Flushing.

Effie Vlieg was born November 26, 1909 in Kalamazoo, Michigan; the daughter of Henry and Katie Vlieg. She grew up in Kalamazoo. She was married to Garrett Bosker on June 26, 1929 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Garrett died in 1971. She has lived in Imlay City, Boca Raton, FL, and Jenison, MI. She was a bookkeeper for: Vegetable Parchment Paper Co. in Kalamazoo, Bosker - Vlieg Allis Chalmers Dealer in Imlay City, and as the Imlay Township Clerk. She retired as an apartment manager in Boca Raton, FL at the age of 83.

She was formerly a member of the Imlay City Christian Reformed Church; She was a church organist for over 35 years: in Imlay City and in Boca Raton.

Surviving are her son: Dr. Donald (Maureen) Bosker of Goodrich; son-in-law: Keith Jager of New Smyrna Beach FLA; brother: Art (Myke) Vlieg of Imlay City; sister-in-law: Marie Vlieg of Jenison, MI; grandchildren: Bonnie Bosker of Davison, Cindy (Norm) VanNatter of Marysville, Mark (Roxane) Jager of Cheelonta FLA, Dr. Joel Jager of Georgia, Cara Gmerek of Goodrich, and Morgan Rauch of Grand Blanc; great-grandchildren; Garrett Jager, Matthew Jager, Brighton Jager, Chad VanNatter, Kyle VanNatter, Garrett Gmerek, Lucas Gmerek and Stella Hutchinson.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Garrett Bosker; her daughter Sandra Jager; her parents; sisters: Alice Bonnema and Onnie Nykamp; and brothers: Ralph Vlieg, Peter Vlieg and Robert Vlieg.

Funeral services were held 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2009 at the Imlay City Christian Reformed Church. The Reverend Kenneth VanderHorst officiated. Burial followed in the Imlay Township Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were made by Muir Brother Funeral Home in Imlay City.
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