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Cornelius "Neal" Boluyt

March 22, 1936 - September 8, 2023
Ada, MI



Monday, September 11, 2023
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Van Strien Creston Chapel
1833 Plainfield Ave., N.E
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 361-2613
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Tuesday, September 12, 2023
11:00 AM EDT
Heritage Reformed Congregation
540 Crescent Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

West Michigan Hospice
318 E Main Street, suite F
Lowell, MI 49331
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Ball Park Floral
8 Valley Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 459-3409
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Life Story / Obituary


Cornelius “Neal” Boluyt, age 87 of Ada, passed away on September 8, 2023. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; their sons and daughters-in-law Michael & Jodi, Neil, John & Conni, Robert & Karen, Eric & Aimee; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His sisters Betty (Paul) Kooyer, Joan Mast, Esther Dykstra; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Clazina Rus, Kathy Rozeboom, Gerrit (Marie) Rozeboom, Hank Rozeboom, Tony (Susan) Rozeboom, Gertrude Rozeboom; and many nieces and nephews who affectionally called him “Uncle Pork”.

Neal was preceded in death by his brothers, Marvin, James, William and David Boluyt; and by sisters Madelyn Spaans, Bernadine Swinger, Wilhelmina Lindemulder, Marie Boluyt, Jean Reminga, Cornelia Rus and Katherine Kuzniak.

Neal worked for the Kent County Road Commission for 43 ½ years. He had a great appreciation for the outdoors: whether working, hunting, fishing or simply enjoying time with family and friends.

His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 11 AM at Heritage Reformed Congregation, 540 Crescent Street NE. Friends are invited to visit with his family on Monday from 6-8 PM at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home – Van Strien Creston Chapel and on Tuesday at church beginning at 10 AM. Interment in Graceland Memorial Park. For those who wish, memorial contributions to West Michigan Hospice are appreciated. To share a memory or to sign his guestbook, visit www.heritagelifestory.com