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Hendrik Maarten "Henk" van Boldrik
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Birth: Oct. 3, 1925
Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia
Death: Jul. 19, 1997
Hazel Crest
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Henk was born in Bandoang, W. Java the 2nd of three children of Jan Theodor Gerard van Boldrik (1900-1958), an officer in the Royal Dutch Army, and Magdalena Maria Gezina Hoogerland (1902-1980).

The teenager's family was taken prisoner by the invading Japanese army in 1941. He slaved in the deep mines in flimsy cotton clothes living on mouldy, vermin ridden food. Many prisoners died but he survived until the liberation four years later.

After the war, he came to Holland to train for the merchant marines. He eventually took a degree in mechanical engineering. On May 25, 1952 in Middleburg, Holland he married Augusta Antoinette Boogaard. They had three children.

Henk worked on tankers and for the House of Orange Line as a diesel/electrical engineer. The money was good, but he became lonely from the long months away from his family. In 1968 the family immigrated to Illionis where Henk worked as a diesel mechanic for Jousma/ Prairie Materials of South Holland until his retirement in 1992.

He died of cancer connected to his harsh life while a Japanese prisoner during the war.  
Family links: 
  Jan Theodor Gerard van Boldrik (1900 - 1958)
  Magdalena Maria Gezina Hoogerland van Boldrik (1902 - 1980)
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Feb 18, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7192889

Flag of Holland, your native land.
- your family
 Added: Feb. 28, 2005
You loved gardening in your last years and your flowers were as abundant and beautiful as the love you gave your family.
- a friend
 Added: Oct. 8, 2003

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