Obituary for Gerald "Jerry" Hazekamp

Gerald "Jerry" Hazekamp

Birth Date: Feb. 12th, 1926
Date Passed: Mar. 17th, 2012

Obituary

Gerald “Jerry” Leroy Hazekamp age 86 of Irons, MI formally of Ravenna died Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Poppen Hospice Residence. Gerald was born on February 12, 1926 in Muskegon, MI to the late Henry and Jessica (Miller) Hazekamp. He honorably served in the United States Military. He married Joyce Arlene (Jarvis) Hazekamp on September 30, 1944 at Fort Bliss, Texas. Jerry and Joyce and family owned & operated the Hazekamp Grocery from 1945 until 1989. He was a 60 year member of the American Legion and the 1st President of the Ravenna Conservation Club. Gerald is survived by his wife of 67 years Joyce A. Hazekamp. 4 Sons: Gerald “Mitch” (Vivian) Hazekamp of Calhoun, Georgia, Steven Hazekamp, David (Lorrie) Hazekamp and Randy Hazekamp all of Ravenna. 2 Daughters: Diana (Josh) Randall of Fruitport and Karolyn (Rick) Turner of Fruitport. 22 Grandchildren, 37 Great Grandchildren and 8 Great Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 1 Son: Allan L. Hazekamp, 2 Grandchildren: Steven Hazekamp & Tammy Randall. 1 Brother: Burdette “Burt” Hazekamp. A Memorial Service will be conducted on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 12:00pm at the Ravenna Conservation Club 2530 S. Slocum Road Ravenna with Pastor Don VanSlyke officiating. The family will be at the club from 10:00am until time of service to greet friends. Memorials will be directed to Harbor Hospice or Metron of Greenville. Go to www.throopfhravenna.com to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511

Visitation

10:00am to 12:00pm on
Mar. 24th, 2012 at Ravenna Conservation Club
Map/Directions to Ravenna Conservation Club

Service

12:00pm on Mar. 24th, 2012 at Ravenna Conservation Club
Map/Directions to Ravenna Conservation Club