Laverne H. "Vern" Boss
1925 - 2021
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Boss, Laverne "Vern" H. A farm boy at heart, Laverne "Vern" H. Boss, age 96, was born in Vriesland, Michigan in 1925. Vern exchanged his time on earth for eternity on Thursday, April 15, 2021. He is remembered by his wife, Norma; children Jane (Mike) Hutchins, Robert (Ginny Seyferth) Boss, and William (Connie) Boss; grandchildren Jacob, Michael (Carly), Allison, Katie, and Megan; step-grandchildren Nichole (Mark) Benson, and Craig (Charity) Hutchins. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 19, 2021 at Grandville First Reformed Church, 3060 Wilson Avenue SW, Grandville, MI. Relatives and friends may meet Vern's family Monday April 19, 2021 from 10-11 a.m. at the church. His family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Vern may be made to Camp Geneva, the Grandville Education Foundation, or the charity of one's choice.

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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Apr. 16 to Apr. 18, 2021.
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May 2, 2021
Vern was a great guy. Very funny. Thinking about you Norma xo. Love, Theresa Fox

Theresa Fox
April 20, 2021
I was blessed to meet the Boss family when I was teaching at Grandville West Elementary. Dr. Boss was our superintendent and his son, Bill, was my second grader. What a joy! The joy did not stop there, as I was privileged to have Dr. Boss’s grandchildren in my first grade class. I reunited with Bill when he brought his children to West. I was lucky to have two of his children, Jacob and Allison. Dr. Boss, Norma Boss and their children were part of the West Elementary family. Dr. Boss was so well liked and was such a kind man. My sympathy is with his entire family. My prayers are with them all.
Marcella Wesche
April 19, 2021
Jane, Bill & Bob: We share fun memories of lunch gatherings. Uncle Vern had such a witty and humble spirit. Hugs, Pam & David Hume
Pam & David Hume
April 19, 2021
So very sorry to learn of Vern's passing. What a wonderful person, kind and generous! I truly enjoyed working with him years ago on the Grandville Education Foundation Board. He will be missed. My sympathy to all of his family.

Kathy Galdys
Kathy Galdys
April 19, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. I have wonderful memories of Vern as a child growing up at Bethel Reformed. He was a wonderfully kind man. God be with you all at this difficult time,
Mary Beth (DeYoung) Bodor
April 18, 2021
Norma & family,
Sorry to learn of the loss of Vern. He truly was a legend for his Leadership in education, church, and business within the greater Grandville community. I always enjoyed his up beat attitude on life along with a very pleasing smile!

Christian condolences to the family during this time of loss and beyond...
Larry & Bonnie Wormmeester
April 17, 2021
Good friend and fellow educator.Many fine memories of work together
in education and religion.
Elmer Vruggink
April 17, 2021
What a great person He will be missed by many. Always a Joy talking to him for his good advice.
Gordon and Joyce Gort
April 16, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed our conversations, especially for the brief time my Dad was at Waterford. Prayers for comfort and peace for you and your family.
Donna (VanKlompenberg) Creamer
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