Jacob “Jake” Michael Bouman, age 24 of Spring Lake, passed away October 6, 2020, in Portland, Oregon. He was born May 24, 1996, in Grand Haven, Michigan, to Michael and Linda (Berns) Bouman.
Jake graduated from Grand Haven High School, Class of 2014, and went on to obtain his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University, minoring in art. While attending the Semester at Sea Program, he traveled to 11 countries within four months. Jake continued to travel through internships; from studying architecture in Barcelona, Spain, to helping design a school in Dominican Republic. He also lived in the wilderness; hiking and climbing in Colorado, Wyoming and Alaska for two months through the “Outward Bound” program. Through his travels, Jake made life-long, worldwide friends. He worked at the Dee-Lite Bar & Grill, and Bosgraaf Construction, helping to build custom homes.