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Ellouise Arline (Krupp) Boven

June 7, 1933 ~ November 22, 2021 (age 88)


Ellouise Arline Boven, known to many as “Miss Ellouise,” age 88 of Spring Lake (formerly of Texas), passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at American House in Spring Lake. She was born on June 7, 1933, in Muskegon, MI to the late Paul and Cleo Mae (Crisple) Krupp.

Ellouise married the love of her life, Dale H. Boven, on October 10, 1953 and they remained happily married for 58 years until his passing in December of 2011. She graduated from Muskegon High School, and went on to become a dance instructor, who later owned and operated Starlite Studios in Grand Haven, MI for over 35 years. At her studio, she taught tap-dance, ballet, and gymnastics. Over the course of her career, “Miss Ellouise” took great pride in mentoring her students to become confident in themselves not only through dance and gymnastics, but also in life. She had a unique gift of being able to connect with young people like no other.

Ellouise was a former member of Christ Community Church and enjoyed helping out at Spring Lake High School, choreographing many of the musicals they performed. She loved going boating, traveling, and especially enjoyed her Friday night Happy Hour with friends, neighbors, and family.

Ellouise will be lovingly remembered and missed by her two sons, Jeffrey (Mary) of Chandler, AZ and Bradley (Susan) Boven of Spring Lake, MI; her eight beloved grandchildren, Akacia Boven-Davies; Breckenridge, Chase, and Wade Boven; Alex (Stephanie) Colville, Joshua, and Eric Colville; and Kenneth Kelly; her sister, Char (Tim) Kruse of Rochester, MI; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Renee Kelly in 2012; and her brother, Laverne Krupp in 2009.

A fun gathering of family and friends in honor of Ellouise will be held at a later date to be announced.

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Celebration of Life at a later date to be announced

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