Serving West Michigan Since 1899

Gerald Coppernoll Jr.

December 9, 1967 - September 29, 2022
Holland, MI


Celebration of Life

Saturday, October 8, 2022
1:00 PM EDT
American Legion
1190 Falahee Rd.
Jackson, MI 49203


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Joshua's Higher Education Fund

Please contact the family for details

Life Story / Obituary


Gerald H. Coppernoll Jr., age 54, of Holland, passed away unexpectedly at home due to illness on September 29, 2022.

Jerry was born on December 9, 1967, in Spring Arbor, to Gerald and Eleanor Coppernoll. He graduated from Western High School in Parma and attended Jackson Community College. During high school, Jerry learned the drywall trade and later started a business, Five Star Finishing, which he ran successfully for many years.

During college, Jerry joined the United States Marine Corp reserve. He was very proud to serve his country, just as his dad and seven uncles had.

After moving his family to Holland in 2012, Jerry was employed by OMT Veyhl and most recently at Haworth.

Jerry enjoyed watching football with his son and was a true University of Michigan fan, often sporting the maize and blue colors. He also enjoyed remodeling and frequently had a project around the house.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Candie Coppernoll, and his son, Joshua Coppernoll. He is also survived by his mother, Eleanor Coppernoll, of Spring Arbor, In-laws Roger (Laura) Sands, of Jackson, and Marcella (Rick) Riggins, of Lansing, brothers, Thomas and Jonathan Coppernoll, of Jackson, sister, Susan Vincent, of Holland and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Coppernoll, brother, Timothy Coppernoll, and nephews Tim Coppernoll and Scott and Ryan Vincent, and grandparents, Homer and Irene Coppernoll and Harold and Edith Shearer.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the American Legion in Jackson, MI, located at 1190 Falahee Rd, 49203.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Joshua’s higher education fund. Arrangements are by Dykstra Funeral Homes-Downtown Chapel.