BOONE COUNTY – Jerry Glenn Jensema, 61, of Boone County, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at his home. |
He was born Sept. 7, 1951, in Sheboygan, Wis., the son of Lamont and Marlys (Rauwerdink) Jensema. He was a graduate of Oostburg High School, class of 1969, and U-W Whitewater, class of 1974 with a B.S. degree in Occupational Safety and Health. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves during the Vietnam War. He was later employed by several companies in his field and was a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the National Hearing Conservation Association.
He came to Rockford in 1988 to work at Health Conservation Inc. (HCI), where he enjoyed a long and distinguished career in an industry he helped build until his retirement as a principle/co-owner in 2012. He was an avid traveler and loved sports, the outdoors and nature. He especially loved golf and fishing and the greatly anticipated annual fishing trips with his buddies. Jerry had a generous nature and was a friend to many.
He was preceded in death by son, Nicholas Glenn, with whom being united in spirit will bring him great joy.
He is survived by his parents; daughter, Krista Ann; Krista and Nicholas' mother, Kathleen Gross; sisters, Judy (Burt) Ten Pas, Joan Jensema (Linda Peel) and Jill (Mike) Posewitz; and his nieces and nephews, Melissa (Jason) Stephen, Jamie (Tanya) Ten Pas, Kami (Brian) Hagel, Jaslyn, Camber and Blake (Godson) Posewitz.
Jerry will be greatly missed, may he rest in peace.
A memorial service will be at noon Saturday, Feb. 16, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Road. The visitation from will be 10 a.m. until the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
. Express condolences and share memories at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Feb. 11, 2013