Jerry Dean Ekkelkamp
1939 - 2021
Hawthorne Funeral Home - Mount Vernon
1825 E. College Way
Mount Vernon, WA
Sedro Woolley - Jerry Dean Ekkelkamp, 82, of Mount Vernon passed away peacefully on July 15, 2021 at Birchview Memory Care Center in Sedro Woolley.

He was born on July 9, 1939 to John and Wilma Ekkelkamp in Oak Harbor and moved to Mt Vernon at a very young age. He graduated from MV High School and in 1961 he married Marion Kadyk of Everett. They made their home in Mt Vernon and had 4 children.

He is survived by his wife, Marion, as well as daughter and son-in-law, Rob and Karla Shepherd of Mt. Vernon, son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Ida Ekkelkamp of Mt. Vernon, son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Julie Ekkelkamp of Bellingham, and daughter and son-in-law, Heidi and Scott Martin of Sedro Woolley; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Donna Bryant, and sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Alan Jongsma.

Celebration of life service for Jerry will be held on Friday, July 23 at 1:00 p.m. at First Christian Reformed Church in Mt. Vernon with reception following at the church.

For full obituary and to sign the online guest register please visit

Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home Mount Vernon, WA.

Published by Skagit Valley Herald from Jul. 20 to Jul. 21, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
First Christian Reformed Church
Mount Vernon, WA
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I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Fond memories of him taking his trailer out to deception park setting it up so we could rent it for a week and take our kids camping. A very caring man. Marion so sorry for your loss.
Kathleen and Joe Funk
July 23, 2021
Tom and I have such fond memories of sitting around the campfire at Skagit River Woods with Jerry and Marion, Rob and Karla, and our combined group of kids. Jerry had good stories to tell and he told them in his very distinctive voice. Those were good days. He was well loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Nancy and Tom Kingshott
July 22, 2021
This picture of Jerry reminded me that he always had a smile on his face. Dearest Marion and family, may you be comforted by God. Loretta
Loretta Kadyk
July 22, 2021
Our sympathies go out to the Ekkelcamp family. Our daughter spent much of her MVHS years with her friend Heidi and the wonderful Ekkelcamp family. Memories to hold dear
Janet Patterson
July 21, 2021
Uncle Jerry,, I was just telling Joe earlier about the picture of Candie and I kissing your cheeks when you and Aunt Marion got married. You were a fun and wonderful uncle, and you'll be missed. Love you always. Kim
Kim Kadyk Woodward
July 19, 2021
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