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 www.hawthornefh.com
Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home Mount Vernon, WA.
Published by Skagit Valley Herald from Jul. 20 to Jul. 21, 2021.