Jerry Ganzevoort, the son of Cyril and Marie (Mathis) Ganzevoort was born on April 26, 1945, in Greenville, KY. Jerry graduated from Sioux Valley Community Schools, lettering in basketball and track. (He broke the track record for the mile) Jerry entered the U.S. Army in 1965. After basic training he served two tours in Vietnam. He reenlisted and was assigned to Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland, Korea, Fort Carson, CO, and Fort Riley, KS. He served for over 10 years in the military, until his Honorable Discharge in 1975. In 1974 he married Pat Miller and together they had 3 children. Jerry worked at IE in Spirt Lake, IA. When Jerry divorced in 1982, he relocated to Cedar Rapids, IA and was a warehouse keeper at Duane Arnold Nuclear Power Plant until his retirement.
Jerry peacefully passed away at the age of 72 on October 20, 2017 at his daughter’s home in St. Charles, MN. He was surrounded by his loving family. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, brother Larry and sister Vivian.
Left to cherish his memory are his ex-wife/friend Pat Miller of St. Charles, MN; daughter Christina (Tony) of Leadville, CO, son Jeremy (Shannen) of Washington, IL, daughter Cassie (Ben) of St. Charles, MN; grandchildren, Kylie, Gabriel, Ashley, Isaiah, Samantha, Alexia, Augustine, Christian, Isabella, Julian, Marcello, and Lillianna; brothers, Dennis (Doris) of Ruthven, IA, David (Kelly) of Spencer, IA; sisters, Mona (Rocky) of Spencer, IA, Bev (Dale) of Spencer, IA, Pat (Lawrence) of Portland, TN; and many special relatives and friends.In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Jerry's name.
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