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Jerry L. Folkert

Obituary for Jerry L. Folkert

January 1, 1946 - July 11, 2017
Holland, Michigan | Age 71


Jerry L. Folkert, 71, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

Jerry was born in Holland on January 1, 1946, to Alvin and Joan (Slenk) Folkert. He graduated high school and started his career in auto body repair work. He married Sharon Zoet and they raised their children at Overisel CRC and their country home. Sharon preceded him in death in 1992. Jerry married Dawn (Petroelje) Walters in 1993 and Jerry became a member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church. Jerry eventually retired from Crown Motors and was the co-owner of Select Seconds by Design with Dawn. He was also preceded in death by his parents, in-laws: Ben Lamer and Mary Folkert.

He is survived by his wife Dawn, children and grandchildren: Brent (Lynelle) Folkert (Megan, Ben, Marissa), Julie (Dave) Hoeve (Jordan, Mikayla), Greg Folkert, Tricia (Scott) Hirdes (Madelynn); step-children and grandchildren: Sara Walters, Melissa (Jeff) Roessing (Tsepo, Naomi, McKenna), Josh (Abbie) Walters (Olivia, Natalie, Caleb); siblings: Deb Lamer, Ward Folkert, Kathy (Dave) Jurries, Scott (Linda) Folkert; parents-in-law Jut (Connie) Petroelje, in-laws: Roger (June) Zoet, Rob (Sally) Petroelje, Nancy (Jack) Engelsman, John (Brenda) Petroelje, Joel (Deb) Petroelje, Dan (Kathy) Petroelje; many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to honor the faith and life of Jerry Folkert will be 11:00 am, Saturday, July 15, Niekerk Christian Reformed Church, 545 Country Club Road, Holland 49423. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 pm, Friday, Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, Holland. Interment in Overisel Cemetery. Memorials to Bravo Community CRC.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Bravo Community CRC
    5587 113th Ave
    Fennville, MI 49408

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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