Gerald J. Fryling

September 26, 1936May 7, 2021

Jerry Fryling, age 84, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 7, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bev Fryling; brother, Robert Fryling; grandson, Joshua Fryling; and sister-in-law, Pat Dewitt.

He is survived by his children Deb (Jim) Freeman, Dawn Webber, Doug (Kim) Fryling; grandchildren Stacey (Cameron) Clemens, Ashley (Marshall) Bruursema, Jacob and Zachary Fryling, Libby (Jeremy) Grotenhuis, Logan Weber; great-grandchildren Vivian and Lincoln Bruursema, Lucy Clemens; sister, Virginia (Don) Kalawart; in-laws Bert (Karyl) Van Dis, Jack (Linda) De Witt, Glenn (Cris) Vander Ploeg, Vicki Sterken; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Jerry spent 40 plus years working for Fryling Construction and continued working many years after his “retirement.” He was a genuine car lover and spent years fixing up and restoring various cars. He and Bev spent many years at Sandy Pines in their motor home. He was also a very avid Grandville football fan.

A private family graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Jerry, memorial contribution may be made to Sandy Pines Chapel. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


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Dale Sall

May 16, 2021

Great memories of Jerry & Bev, as one of our favor cousins.

David Bos

May 12, 2021

Jerry was a neighbor chum. He had a '34 Ford that he "souped " up and was quite proud of it. He dad , Nick and brother Bob built the houses on the corner of Evernia and Ken-O-Sha , and he helped with them. Jerry loved the stock car races at the Speedrome and my bother Tom and I went with him several times . I think he raced there as an amateur at least once. A fun pal to have known.

Cristi Vanderploeg

May 11, 2021

It’s so hard to think we won’t be seeing you anymore. I know you are with Bev and that makes me happy. We will miss you!!

Gary Roelofs

May 11, 2021

Very sad Jerry's was our neighbor and a great friend we will miss him dearly. Gary & Peg Roelofs.