Jerry passed away Monday, August 24, 2020 at his home in Otsego surrounded by his loving family.
He was born June 16, 1942 in Allegan, the youngest son of John and Margaret (Clawson) Kruithoff. Jerry worked for Rockwell International for 24 years and for 10 years at IMCS in Holland. He had a very giving heart and enjoyed baking over 3500 cinnamon rolls and delivering them around town, to dialysis units for employees, businesses, neighbors and anyone out on the street on Christmas morning. Jerry liked doing projects with his friends and helping others with home and car repairs.
He was the president of the Bayberry Condo Association. Jerry was a member of the Otsego United Methodist Church where he was a trustee. On June 30, 1962 he married Betty Arnsman who passed away in 1989. On August 26, 1989 he married Joyce Johnson who survives.
Also surviving are his children, Karinda Holland, Lori (Chris) Niffenegger, Chad (Anne) Kruithoff and Scott (Heather) Kruithoff; step-children, Jennifer (Scott) Miller, David (Stacey) Clark and Jessica Clark; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Kathryn and Caleb Holland, Jacob (Susan) and Lindsey Niffenegger, Calvin and Hayden Kruithoff, Morgan, Emma and Owen Kruithoff, Josh (Dee) and Megan Miller, Mackenzie Clark, Celina (Andrew) Wamser and Clay (Skyla) and Christian Clark; great-grandchildren, Lucas and Landen Ewing, Andrew and Adaline Wamser and Sigfried Skiles along with his brothers, Gerald and Ronald Kruithoff.
He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Betty.
Friends may visit with Jerry’s family starting at 9:30 A.M., Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the Dix Street entrance of Bayberry Condo Association until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.
Please feel free to bring a lawn chair.
Those attending are encouraged to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.
A time of fellowship will follow the service.
Private family burial will take place at Hudson Corners Cemetery.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.