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Gerard "Jerry" Vanderwall

February 14, 1944 - August 6, 2023
Holland, MI



Thursday, August 10, 2023
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Mulder Chapel
188 West 32nd Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-2348
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Friday, August 11, 2023
11:00 AM EDT
First Reformed Church
630 State Street
Holland, MI 49423


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.

Michigan Amputee Golf Association
Mail to Bryan Biagioli, 2337 Havenwood Dr.
White Lake, MI 48383
(586) 201-5764

Community Action House
739 Paw Paw Dr.
Holland, MI 49423

Life Story / Obituary


Gerard “Jerry” Vanderwall, age 79, of Holland passed away Sunday, August 6, 2023, at Spectrum Health – Butterworth.

Jerry worked in sales and marketing for Holland Hitch, retiring after 38 years of service. He was a member of the First Reformed Church in Holland. Jerry had a passion for golf and enjoyed reading, traveling, bowling, card games and was a good storyteller and king of one-liners. Later in life he picked up on snow skiing.

He was preceded in death by a sister Maxine Vanderwall.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Gwynne, and children: Robert (Teresa) Vanderwall of Phoenix, AR and Jeff (Kim) Vanderwall of Linden, MI; grandchildren: Avery and Mason; brothers and sisters: Marilyn (Donald) Oosting, Norma Westhuis, Walter (Phyllis) Vanderwall, William (Joanne) Vanderwall and Kenneth Vanderwall; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be 11:00 am, Friday, August 11, 2023, at First Reformed Church, 630 State Street in Holland. Reverend Darrell Koopmans will be officiating.

The visitation will be from 4-7 pm, Thursday, August 10, at Dykstra Funeral Homes – Mulder Chapel, 188 West 32nd Street in Holland. Memorial contributions may be given to the Michigan Amputee Golf Association, mail to: Bryan Biagioli, 2337 Havenwood Drive, White Lake, MI 48383, or the Community Action House, 739 Paw Paw Dr., Holland, MI 49423.