Anthony "Tony" Talsma

  • Born: July 17, 1929
  • Died: July 28, 2015
  • Location: Byron Center, Michigan

Cook Funeral & Cremation Services - Grandville Chapel

4235 Prairie St. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Tel. (616) 534-7619

Tribute & Message From The Family

TALSMA - Anthony "Tony" Talsma -

On Tuesday evening, July 28, 2015, Tony Talsma went to be with his faithful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Tony retired from a very successful career as an onion and celery farmer at the age of 55.

He and Bea were able to enjoy many years together of traveling and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his grandson Daniel Talsma and Tony's eight siblings. He will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife Beatrice "Bea" with whom he celebrated 66, years of marriage; their children Al (Wanda) Talsma and Sandra (Al) Bosma; seven grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; his sister Polly Overlease; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church, 1945 84th St., S.W., Byron Center, with Pastor Audred Spriensma officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Cook Funeral Home, Byron Center, 2067 84th St. as well as one hour prior to service on Saturday at the church.

The family welcomes memories and messages in their online guest book at Memorial contributions may be made to Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church Tuition Assistance Program.


Condolence & Memory Journal


I remember when we would go to Michigan on vacation, going to the tractor pull, the celery farm and family gatherings at the house. Love you Uncle Tony, thank you for the memories

Posted by Lori Lowery - Paso Robles, CA - Niece   July 31, 2015

When I think of Uncle Tone I think of his laugh... it kind of had a giggle with it and he always threw in a little Dutch when he talked. I will miss him very much. My sympathy goes out to my cousins Sandy and Al and there family's during this time of grief.

Posted by Nickolas Talsma - Indianapolis, IN - nephew   July 31, 2015

I was so blessed to have you as my uncle Deer hunting in the U.P., cutting wood on the farm in Wayland, our last visit on 6/27 my parents anniversary when I shared their wedding pictures with you. You were dad's best man 62years ago. I still am amazed at how much cousin Tom favors you. Kent Talsma nephew

Posted by Kent Talsma - Grandville, MI - nephew   July 31, 2015

Thanks for the great memories Uncle Tony! Tell my dad he'll have to play North Dorr rules now!!!

Posted by Jim Talsma - Grand Rapids, MI - Nephew   July 30, 2015

Al, Wanda and family; we extend our sincerely sympathy to each of you in the loss of your father and grandfather. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Ed/Norma Shaarda - Jamestown, MI - friends   July 30, 2015

Love to you always Uncle Tony,

Posted by Teri Bergman - Grand Rapids, MI - Niece   July 29, 2015

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