Jerome Hurtgen

  • Born: August 13, 1929
  • Died: October 5, 2018
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jerome Peter Hurtgen, age 89 of Holland, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 5, 2018.

Jerome was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 13, 1929 to Cecil and Isabelle Hurtgen. After graduating from Christian Brother's High School in Memphis, Tennessee, Jerome went on to attend the University of Notre Dame.

After graduating in 1951 with a degree in chemistry, Jerome proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. After returning home, he worked as a chemist for General Electric.

Jerome loved sailing, traveling, collecting stamps and listening to jazz music during his free time. He also enjoyed connecting with people and serving his community. Jerome loved learning new things and sharing his knowledge with others. He could be found volunteering at the library or having coffee with friends. Jerome was a proud supporter of the arts and was active in HASP (Holland Area Senior Professionals).

Jerome was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by his wife, Jacqueline Hurtgen; sons: Jerome Hurtgen Jr. and Christopher Hurtgen; grandchildren: Jay, Teresa, Matthew and Nicole; as well as his sister Patricia Kissell.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Thursday, October 11, 2018 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 171 West 13th Street, Holland. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 10, from 4-7 pm with wake prayers beginning at 6:45 pm at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St. Holland, Memorial Contributions may be given to Hospice of Holland.