Jerry was a wonderful, loving father, and provider for his family. He was a great handyman and proudly used his various skills for car repair and maintenance, home carpentry, yard projects, and whatever was needed. He was often one of the first to offer assistance to anyone. He was known by many as a great humorist and genuinely a friend to all. He loved the outdoors being a hunter and fisherman and loved time with his grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the Covenant Reformed Church in Pella.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 9, 2013, at the Covenant Reformed Church in Pella. Burial took place at the Oakwood Cemetery. The Garden Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.