Michael A. Boorsma

Michael A. Boorsma

GWINN, MI – Michael A. Boorsma, 76, of Gwinn, passed away on Saturday morning, April 6, 2019 at UP Health System- Marquette.

Michael was born on February 5, 1943 in Minneapolis, MN to the late Cornelius and Hulda (Oppegard) Boorsma. He was raised in Minneapolis and attended and graduated from high school there.

Michael served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 3 years during the Vietnam era. After his discharge, he was employed alongside his brother in Minneapolis in construction work. He then moved to the Gwinn area where he married the former Gwen H. Larson.

He was employed with Cleveland-Cliffs for 30 years prior to his retirement.

Michael loved working outside and gardening. He enjoyed family time in Little Lake and especially time with his grandson.

Michael is survived by his wife, Gwen Boorsma of Gwinn; children, Michael Zamora of Minneapolis and Libby Boorsma of Gwinn; grandson, Wyatt; brother, David (Marilyn) Boorsma of Minneapolis; sisters-in-law, Kay Boorsma and Gwen Boorsma; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Dick Boorsma, Martin Boorsma and Walter Boorsma; and his sister-in-law, Ladonna Boorsma.

A celebration of Michael’s life will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to his family.

The Canale Gwinn Funeral Home is assisting the Boorsma family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com