Jerry was preceded in death by: his parents, Herbert and Marie Van Wyk; his step-mother, Marjorie Van Wyk; his brother, Marvin; his parents-in-law, John and Della Van Englehoven; and their infant son, Gerald Paul.
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.