Jerry F. Kammeraad
May 25, 1940 – March 23, 2021
Jerry Kammeraad was born to Ethel and Christian Kammeraad in Holland, Michigan May 25, 1940. He left this life on March 23, 2021
He joined the Army 1958 and served for 2 years. He met Bonnie Ritter and had 3 children, Christina Cowan (and Husband, David, of Fort Gordon, GA, Garrett Kammeraad of Tybee Island, GA and Richard Kammerad of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Jerry also married in 1973, to Norma Jean and added 4 more children to the family, Tonya Moore Koch of Watervliet, MI, Bridget "Stevi" Claeys of California, Jason Clayes of Shelby, MI and Brian Clayes was adopted, also of Shelby, MI. Jerry worked very hard to support 7 children with "Mom" Norma. Dad taught us 7 children how to grow every vegetable in the ground and how to work on farms doing various chores and picking peaches, plumbs, asparagus and cherries and baling hay for neighbor Bill Abrams. We all chopped and stacked alot of wood to keep warm in the winters in Shelby, MI.
Jerry has one Sister Donna Kammeraad of N. Muskegon, MI. One brother, Lyle Kammeraad of Muskegon, MI. Nephew, Kyle Kammeraad of Coopersville, MI. Both Dad's parents, Christian and Ethel Kammeraad are in Heaven. Jerry has neices Shalise Moore of Muskegon, MI, Danyelle Kammeraad of Savannah, GA, Grandsons, Mitch Claeys of Grand Rapids, MI, Wife, Megan and 2 Great Grandson's Solomon and Abraham. John Wertz of Summerville, SC and Wife, Blair and Great Grandson, Anthony David. Stephen Wertz, of Ladson, SC and Great Grand Daughter, Charlotte Jane with Bekah Dailey. And, numerous cousins, great cousins and nieces and nephews. We want to acknowledge Dad's life long friend, Carol Taylor of Muskegon, MI. and friend Shirley Banks of Benton Harbor, MI.
Due to covid-19 a private family service will be held for Jerry.
Thank you to all of Dad's friends thru the years.... "Indian", "The Chief" will be missed! "Our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all." 2 Corinthians 4:17
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Jerry F. Kammeraad
March 27, 2021
Uncle Jerry was a good man have good memories of him ...PRAYERS FOR FAMILY
March 25, 2021
"Dad" What can I say? You lived by the seat of your pants! Goodness Me, You lived life from A to Z! I don't think you missed anything! You were a pain, did life your way but would 'listen to me' throughout your Life. I'm grateful I was your daughter. You taught me how to work, what "NOT" to do in this life and pay my taxes.
If it wasn't for you being my dad, I wouldn't have had 2 beautiful Son's or Met Dave, my husband. I'm grateful you met Mom and had Us 3 kids. We have life, thru you. Thank you Dad!