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Jerry Ganzevoort

April 26, 1945 - October 20, 2017
From: St. Charles, MN
Jerry  Ganzevoort

Jerry Ganzevoort

Born: April 26, 1945
Died: October 20, 2017
Age: 72

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     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.
Funeral services will take place 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, October 24, at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Pastor John Syvertsen
David Ganzevoort
Brad Ganzevoort
Chad McGuire
Jayson McGuire
Travis McGuire
Ben Flores
Kyle Morony
Sam Johnson
Michael Ganzevoort
Dale McGuire
Brandon Ganzevoort 
Charlie Coyle
Visitation will take place on Monday, October 23, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, starting at 6:00 P.M., with family present from 6-8:00 P.M.
"Jailhouse Rock"
"Devil In Disguise"
"Return to Sender"
Hospers Cemetery
Hosper, Iowa


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 8:43 PM
“So sorry for your loss!”
- Shonda Burr (Merry)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 3:45 PM
“Dear Family
I knew Jerry as my neighbor when he was living with Mike Dirks and I was living next door. He was a great guy and friend while I lived there. I just saw him a few months ago I think at Hy Vee, we talked for a short bit, it was nice to see him again. I'm really sorry for all you are going thru, you have my sincere sympathy .
Hope you all remember the good times.
God bless. ”
- Jackie Price
Monday, October 23, 2017 at 2:51 PM
“Our dearest Rachel...we are sorrowed to hear of the passing of such an important person in your life. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you during this difficult time. --Your PrairiE Systems family”
- Molly Blanchfield
Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:44 AM
“I always thought very highly of Jerry. He seemed to have a natural dignity about himself, very quiet and unassuming, but with solid confidence. I felt that he was sincerely appreciative of the friendships he had. We need more like him.”
- William Binkard
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