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Name: De Boer, Peter (1908-1979) (1908-1979)

Historical Note:

Peter De Boer (b. 3/10/1908, Grand Rapids, MI; d. 5/21/1979, Edgerton, MN) was a graduate of Hope College (Holland, MI), and the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary (Grand Rapids, MI).  Ordained in 1932, he served Protestant Reformed Church congregations in South Holland, IL, 1932-1938; Holland, MI, 1938-1943; Redlands, CA, 1943-1948; Edgerton, MN, 1948-1960, and was part of that denomination which joined the Christian Reformed Church in 1960.  In the latter denomination he served congregations in Sioux Falls, SD, 1960-1970; Dorr, MI, 1970-1973, retiring in 1973. Although an active parish minister, De Boer authored a number of catechisms and Bible studies for various age groups.  He served as the editor of Concordia, 1948-1953.

A native of Grand Rapids, MI, De Boer married Gertrude Vermeer (1908-1983), also from Grand Rapids, in 1930.  They had seven children-Pierson, Elizabeth Ann (Fey, Vanden Berg), Henry, Joan (Pool), Melvin, Alyce (Ten Cate), and Gladys (Vander Pol).

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