Life Story / Obituary
Jerry Lee Plaggemars, age 69 of Holland, joined his Lord and Savior on December 3, 2021.
Jerry was born in Grand Rapids on March 2, 1952 to Paul and Donna Plaggemars. After graduating from West Ottawa High School in 1970, Jerry furthered his education by earning a BA in Elementary Education from Central Michigan University. Upon graduation, Jerry began his career with AT&T and worked as a Sales Support Manager until he retired in 2014. Jerry was an avid golfer and loved to play basketball, where he received numerous trophies and awards. He was also a loyal Michigan sports fan. Jerry was most passionate about his faith in Christ, family, and serving others with a remarkable ability to make those around him feel special and loved.
Jerry will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife, Shelley; daughter: Alexa (Ray) Sohr; stepchildren: Barry (Dianne) Vallier, and Brandon Vallier; grandchildren: Amelia, Noah, Grayson, Elliott, and Sebastian; sisters: Beth (David) Morin, and Amy (Ben) Belleman; sister-in-law: Debbie (Brad) Apsey; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Donna Plaggemars. Jerry’s legacy lives on with all those that knew and loved him.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, December 9 from 1-3pm and 5-7pm at Dykstra Funeral Home - Northwood Chapel, 295 Douglas Ave, Holland. A funeral service will be on Friday, December 10 at 11am at Harderwyk Ministries, 1627 W Lakewood Blvd, Holland.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380.