Jerry left his family on the morning of September 1, 2003 at his home at the age of 66.
He was born on Oct. 3, 1936 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Gerard and Eva (Christensen) Van Gerven. Jerry loved sports, camping, fishing and hunting.
Jerry served proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps. He married Peggy Hartle on March 27, 1964 and worked in the optical industry until he retired. He was a man who would do anything for his family and will be missed.
He has now joined his parents and two sons, Gerard and Michael.
He is survived by his wife; brother, Jack; children, Connie, Kevin and Teri; seven grandchildren, Amy, Mindi, Chad, Steven, Lindsey, Lauren and Danyel; two great-grandchildren, Jade and Dalton.
Funeral services will be held Fri., Sept 5, 2003 at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State St., 1:00 p.m. where family and friends may call Thurs. 6:00 8:00 p.m. and Fri. one hour prior to services.