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Gary Jaarsma

Obituary for Gary Jaarsma

February 26, 1943 - June 23, 2017
West Olive, Michigan | Age 74


Gary Jaarsma, age 74 of West Olive, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, June 23, 2017.

He was born in Allendale to the late Gerrit and Sally Jaarsma on February 26, 1943.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly, of 35 years; his children: Kristi and Terry Geertman of West Olive, Marc and Kristine Jaarsma of Holland, Monica and Shannon Sageser of Georgetown, Kentucky; 6 grandchildren: James and Andrew Geertman, Kendra, Brett, Lydia and Landen Jaarsma; his brother Roger and Marcia Jaarsma and his brother-in-law Roger and Gloria Shumaker.

Gary was a member of Ottawa Reformed Church and retired from Grand Valley State University in 2006; he worked there for 38 years maintaining the HVAC systems. He enjoyed attending Grand Valley Laker football games, coffee with the guys, golfing, bowling, camping, gardening and watching the grandkids at sporting events.

Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 South State Street, Zeeland, and from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Monday at Ottawa Reformed Church, 11390 Stanton Street, West Olive; the funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Paul Wernlund will officiate. Interment will be in Olive Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Bible League International or Ottawa Reformed Church.

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Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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