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Updated: 08/23/2014 08:00:02AM

David K. Boeskool

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David Keith Boeskool, 67, of Venice, Fla., passed from this life to his Lord and Savior Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich.

David was born Dec. 2, 1946, in Muskegon, Mich., the son of Ralph and Elsie (Mansfield) Boeskool. On Feb. 7, 1970, in Muskegon, Mich., he married his loving wife of 44 years, Victoria (Lind) Boeskool, who survives.

As a young man, David served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and saw service in Vietnam, receiving the Purple Heart for wounds occurring in combat.

David was passionate about his family and friends. He was an avid photographer and bicyclist. He worked for 20 years for Spartan Stores in Grand Rapids, Mich., in computer operations. David also served as a deputy sheriff in Florida for Sarasota County for 13 years.

He was a five-year survivor of leukemia. David was a devoted Christian and extraordinarily loving husband and father.

David is survived by his wife, Victoria; a son, Ryan (Breighan) Boeskool; his siblings, Millie Folk and Alice (Art) Sikkenga; a sister-in-law, Sharon Boeskool; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Services: A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m., at St. Michael’s Church of Suttons Bay, Mich. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Father Leonard Paul will serve as celebrant. A memorial service in Venice, Fla., will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are with Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay, Mich. Share memories with David’s family online at:

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to All Faiths Food Bank, 8171 Blaikie Court, Sarasota FL 34240.