Elgersma, Larry L.
Larry passed away, Monday, October 2, 2023, at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born April 24, 1947 in Holland, the son of Floyd and Wilhemina "Sally" (Start) Elgersma. He graduated from Holland High School in 1965 and from Western Michigan University in 1971. For 36 years Larry taught at Plainwell Middle School until his retirement in 2007. Larry loved teaching and was dedicated to his students. He never forgot a face and always remembered a former student's name. Teaching wasn't a job for Larry, it was his passion. In his free time Larry enjoyed golfing, fishing and following the Detroit Tigers. His greatest joy was attending his children and grandchildren's sporting events. He was very proud of his family and all of their accomplishments. On July 28, 1967 in Zeeland he married the love of his life, Mary Brower who survives. Also surviving are his children, Steve Elgersma of Portland, OR and Emmy (Harry) Ellis of Dorr and his grandchildren, Lydia and Caleb. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Carol. Friends may visit with Larry's family from 5-8 PM, Thursday, October 5, 2023, at the Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego. A funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Friday, October 6, 2023, at the Otsego United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeremy Africa officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego. Contributions in memory of Larry may be made to The Parkinson's Foundation or the Otsego United Methodist Church Youth Camping Fund. Messages of condolence may be posted at WinkelFuneralHome.com.