Gerald "Jerry" Huyser

  • Born: August 14, 1926
  • Died: July 12, 2017
  • Location: Zeeland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
Tel. (616) 772-2173

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gerald "Jerry" Huyser, age 90 of Zeeland went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Gerald was a member of Hudsonville Reformed Church. Previously, he served as full time organist for Beaverdam Reformed Church for 60 years as well as serving as an elder and Sunday School teacher. He was the owner of the Huyser Grocery Store in Beaverdam from 1950-1972 and retired as part owner of Royal Securities in 2001 after 19 years of employment and ownership.

Gerald is survived by his wife of 66 years, Thelma Huyser; children: Tim Huyser of Zeeland, Mary (Marlin) Westra of Beaverdam, Ruth Shuck of Holland, Cathy (Marty) Wick of Holland, Terry (Jennifer) Huyser of Byron Center; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; brothers: Marvin Huyser and Jim (Vicki) Huyser; in-laws: Alice Stewart, Sophie Shane, Mary Jane Kleyn, and Sue Westra; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 South State Street, Zeeland. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2017 at Beaverdam Reformed Church, 7250 Ransom Street, Zeeland. Interment will be in Beaverdam Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Crossroads Prison Ministries or Holland Rescue Mission.


Condolence & Memory Journal

It was always great to talk to Jerry while stopping in at Royal Securities. He always had a smile and was so kind. He was a good friend of my Dad and I know my Dad really enjoyed working with him at Royal. I am sure they are talking about stocks and bonds up in heaven right now! Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of a great man!

Posted by Sara Roelofs - Caledonia, MI   July 24, 2017

I remember getting groceries every Saturday with my mom and Jerry always made us feel like family! He even gave me a Christmas present one year- plastic horses pulling a buggy. Years later my mom and dad bought the store and start the ice cream store but it was always Huyser's store. So many good memories!!

Posted by Sue Flokstra Brown - Zeeland   July 19, 2017

Lots of good memories riding my bike to buy candy at Huyser's store in Beaverdam! Thoughts and prayers for your family!

Posted by JIll Nyholt (Stob) - Hudsonville   July 18, 2017

Thelma I was so shocked to read this today. I was to express my sincere sympathies to you and the family. Gerald and I have been friends for 90 years. If there is any way I can be of help to you, dont be afraid to let me know. Rodger Dalman.

Posted by A friend   July 17, 2017

It's hard to understand why a loved one is taken from us, but find comfort with the thought that those who love will be reunited in eternity. Hold on to your memories, and let them guide you doing this time of sadness. I did not know Jerry, but I do know his son, Tim and Tim is a wonderful person so his father must have been also.

Posted by Phyllis Cassady - Douglas, MI - Friend   July 16, 2017

I dated Jerryback in the late 40's, he was a wonderful man. My sympathy to his family for your loss.

Posted by Marjorie Anderson (Hoeve) - Holland, MI - Friend   July 16, 2017

Dear family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember riding my bike to Huyser's store in the 60'- 70's to get candy and buggles! We would put the buggles on our finger tips like we had long finger nails. He was such a sweet man. Always kind and had a smile for everyone. A man of God and a wonderful memory of my childhood. May you find comfort in knowing you shall meet again.

Posted by Shirley Verwys - Kentwood, MI - Neighbor   July 15, 2017

Tim, so very sorry to learn of your father's passing. I know how you are feeling. Trust in God that he knows best. I did not know your father, but I do know you and knowing you, your father had to have been a wonderful man.

Posted by Kathleen Johnson - Douglas, MI - friend   July 15, 2017

Prayers for your family. Remember all the good memories.

Posted by Mary Ann Knott - Zeeland, MI   July 15, 2017

Aunt Thelma, our prayers are with you and each of our cousins during this time of grief.

Posted by Skip & Toni Shane - Bella Vista, AR - Family   July 15, 2017

He was a wonderful man. First met him 45 years ago at his Store.

Posted by Michael Cassady - Allegan, MI - Friend   July 14, 2017

What a wonderful man. First met him in his Store, 45 years ago.

Posted by Michael Cassady - Allegan, MI - friend   July 14, 2017

Thelma, your family is in our prayers.

Posted by Nick and Cheryl De Jong - Jenison, MI - Acquaintance   July 14, 2017

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