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Joseph Boerman, By MARY HAWK News-Press Staff Punta Gorda resident Joseph Boerman, who died over the weekend, was compassionate and was a person who never saw any wrong in his fellow man, family members said. "He was very outgoing and he just loved people, and doing things for other people," said his wife, Carolyn Boerman. "He cared for his friends." Mr. Boerman died of a heart attack Saturday at Cape Coral Hospital. He was born on July 28, 1921 in Chicago, and came to the Punta Gorda area in 1984 from Illinois. For more than 30 years, Mr. Boerman worked as a foreman in the Fisher Body Division of General Motors in Willow Springs, 111. Name: Joseph Boerman Date of birth: July 28, 1921 Date of death: Sept. 23, 1989 Cause of death: Heart attack Occupation: Retired foreman Came to Punta Gorda: 1984 Previous residence: Illinois Survivors include: his wife, Carolyn Boerman of Punta Gorda; three sons, Calvin Boerman of "He always loved Florida and wanted to live here," his wife said. "He just loved it here." After retiring, Mr. Boerman learned the art of floral arranging. "He would make all sorts of arrange 68, loved Rodondo Beach, Calif., Kenneth Boerman of Schaumburg, III, and Scott Boerman of Antioch, III.; two sisters, Katherine Per-sche of LaGrange, III, and Henrietta Hintz of Brookfield, III.; and six grandchildren.' Funeral home: The Punta Gorda Chapel of the Kays-Ponger Funeral Home, 635 E. Marion Ave. ments with flowers, and do other crafts. He just kept busy making things for other people," his wife said. He was a member of the Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, and the Western Springs Lodge No. 1136 people F&AM of Western Springs, 111. He is survived by his wife; three sons, Calvin Boerman of Rodondo Beach, Calif., Kenneth Boerman of Schaumburg, 111, and Scott Boerman of Antioch, 111.; two sisters, Katherine Persche of LaGrange, 111., and Henrietta Hintz of Brookfield, 111.; and six grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 10. a.m. on Tuesday at the Punta Gorda Chapel of the Kays-Ponger Funeral Home on East Marion Avenue. Inurnment will be on Wednesday at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens on Jones Loop Road. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Assr ciation, P.O. Box 2226, Port Charlotte, 33952.- The Punta Gorda Chapel of the Kays-Ponger Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.