Reinder Boverhuis

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 27, 2009

R. Howard Boverhuis, 76, of Clarks Grove died unexpectedly of a heart attack, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 at his home.

Reinder Howard Boverhuis was born on March 16, 1933 to Reinder and Louise (DeBoer) Boverhuis in Platte, SD. Howard grew up in South Dakota and Hollandale where he attended school. On June 18, 1952 he was united in marriage to Marian Underdahl at Moscow Lutheran Church. The couple made their home and raised their family in Clarks Grove and Howard retired after many years from Ravenhorst Concrete. He was a member of the Hollandale Christian Reformed Church and a family member of First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove. Howard served on the Clarks Grove volunteer Fire Department for 27 years. He enjoyed woodworking, playing golf, spending time with his family, taking trips to Branson and having coffee and visiting with his friends.

Survivors include his children, Russ (Terri) Boverhuis of Bloomington, Minn, Dale (Cheryl) Boverhuis of Geneva, Minn., Cindy (Stan) Nelson of Clarks Grove, Minn., Maribeth (Shawn) Walton of Albert Lea, Minn., and Shelly (Bryan) Edwards of Lake George, Minn.; grandchildren, Tony (Kristi), Travis, and Katie Boverhuis, DJ (Suzanne), Jana, Blaine and Cody Boverhuis, Jeremy “Buck” (Angie), Michelle and Michael Nelson, Cheyenne, Isaac, Ashley, Kelsey, Mark and Morgan Walton, Beau (Sara), Joshua (Megan), and Lacey Edwards; great-grandchildren, Kolby, Olivia, Owen, Gavin, Emery, Korah, Adylan, Ezra, and Liam; brothers and sisters, Harold and Jean Boverhuis of Lansing, Minn., Ralph and Pat Boverhuis of Appleton, Wis., Paul and Jen Eekhoff of Kanawha, Iowa, Dean and Grace Bos of Hollandale, Minn., Terri and Kim Weeks of Hollandale, Minn. and Marlene Passow of Austin; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Curt and Shirley Underdahl of Austin, and Hazel and Floyd Hansen of Hayward, Minn.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Reinder and Louise Boverhuis; wife, Marian; brother, Bernard; and mother and father-in-law, Kermit and Minnie Underdahl.

Funeral services for R. Howard Boverhuis will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove with the Rev. Roger Davies officiating. Interment will be at Hollandale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. To sign the guest book, go to