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    HEYKOOP, MR. GERALD E. Widower of Betty Muskegon Mr. Gerald E. Jerry Heykoop, age 81 died Monday evening, December 31, 2007, at Mercy Hospital following a
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 4, 2008
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      HEYKOOP, MR. GERALD E. Widower of Betty Muskegon Mr. Gerald
      E. "Jerry" Heykoop, age 81 died Monday evening, December 31, 2007, at
      Mercy Hospital following a short illness. He was born May 7, 1926 in
      Shelby Twp., MI to Leonard & Minnie (TenBrink) Heykoop; and had
      resided in the Muskegon area most of his life. Immediately following
      high school graduation, Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served
      during WW II as a Radio Man. On October 13, 1950 he married the
      former Betty J. Zuidema and she preceded him in death, on May 16,
      2007. He was also preceded in death by his infant daughter, Bonnie.
      Together, Jerry and Betty started and owned White Lake Electronics, a
      Radio Shack franchise for 12 years prior to his retirement in 1992.
      He was a member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church and had
      volunteered as a board member and usher for the Frauenthal Center for
      the Performing Arts for many years. Jerry was also an Amateur Radio
      Operator (W8EHO) and loved organic gardening. SURVIVORS include 4
      children, Ken Heykoop of Thailand, Sally (Dave) Wagenmaker of
      Muskegon, Peggy (Kelly) Drake of North Muskegon and Terry (Leanne)
      Heykoop of Fremont; 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; 1
      brother, Louis (Donna) Heykoop of New Era and by 2 sisters, Wilma
      Vannette of Holland and Carol (Ed) Wiers of Marne. SERVICES will be
      10 AM Saturday, January 5, 2008 at Bethany Christian Reformed Church
      with the Rev. David Sieplinga officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn
      Cemetery. VISITATION with Jerry's family will be 5-8 PM Friday at The
      Sytsema Chapel Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc. 737 Apple Avenue 231-726-
      5210 MEMORIAL GIFTS may be made to the Endowment Funds of Muskegon
      Christian School or Western Michigan Christian High School or to
      Harbor Hospice. You are also invited to sign the family's On-line
      Guest Book @ www.sytsemafh.com

      Published in the Muskegon Chronicle on 1/3/2008.
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