Frank De Jager

Date of Death: Dec 20, 2020
Frank De Jager

1930 - 2020

Frank De Jager, 90, of Waupun, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, December 20, 2020 with his family at his side.

Frank was born April 3,1930 in Oostrum, Netherlands the son of Fred and Jennie Terpstra De Jager. In 1947 the family moved to the state of Washington for two years prior to moving to Wisconsin. Frank served with the U.S. Army for several years in Alaska during the Korean War, attaining the rank of Corporal. On August 19, 1954 he married Catherine Mulder at Alto Christian Reformed Church. He worked for Visser Bros. in Waupun and in 1960 embarked in his own business, De Jager Builders. He was a member of Alto Christian Reformed Church where he served as elder and deacon, and belonged to the Faith Bible Study Group. Frank served on the school board for Central Wisconsin Christian High School and Christian Grade School. He volunteered at Bargains Galore. He was a member of American Legion Post 210 of Waupun. He and his family enjoyed the outdoors and did a lot of hiking. Frank was involved in the prison ministry and was very involved in starting the Christian Reformed Church in Anchorage, Alaska. He was also instrumental in building the Dutch Windmill in Waupun.

Frank is survived by his three daughters: Kathleen (Carl) Huizenga of Fox Lake, Rosalie (Steve) Homan of Waupun, and Cindy (Dan) Vander Wal of Hudsonville, MI; a son, David (Jessica) De Jager of Waupun; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lambert (Bessie) De Jager of Alto and John (Arlene) De Jager of Waupun; two sisters: Etta Schregardus of Randolph and Gertrude (Harold) Mulder of Waupun; along with sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.

Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine; two brothers, Dirk De Jager and Eldon De Jager; his parents; and two infant sisters, Jitske and Aneke.


Friends and relatives may attend the visitation at Alto Christian Reformed Church on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Private Services/Burial

Private family services will follow and burial will take place at Alto Cemetery where American Legion Post 210 will provide military honors. Please abide by Covid-19 protocols of mask wearing and social distancing.



  1. Archie & Marianne Nugteren Says: December 21, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Dear De Jager Family. We extend to you our sincere condolences as you mourn the death of your dear father and grandfather. May the Lord surround and uphold you during this time of sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Archie and Marianne Nugteren

  2. John DeVries Says: December 21, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Dear De Jager Family. You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of Frank. I have known him all my life and what a great man he was. My Dad and him got along so good. When they got together, I always listened to those two talk. They were always laughing and telling jokes. He will not be forgotten. He is now with the Lord and praising him. John and Janice De Vries

  3. J and E DeVries Says: December 21, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    (Rev.) Jerry and Eileen DeVries send our sympathy to you all on the death of Frank. He was a friend to many, a quiet unassuming man with great depths to him. May you be comforted to know he is now in heaven with the Lord.
    Sincerely, Jerry and Eileen De Vries. Kentwood, MI

  4. Jan Zijlstra Says: December 22, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Dear de Jager family,
    I send to you our sincere condolences.
    I happened to see it on the internet.
    I met him in Waupun and in Oostrum
    Much strength from fryslan Netherlands
    Jan Zijlstra

  5. Etta Vanderwerff and Marineta Saunderson Says: December 24, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Dear DeJager Family, We are so sorry for your loss and are comforted to know that he is with our Lord. We are so thankful that we got to spend some time with the family just a few months ago and see Frank. I will alway remember him trying to get us to speak dutch and his good humor. May the peace of our Lord be with you during this hard time.

  6. The volunteers, flight team and board of Badger Honor Flight mourn the loss of their hero, Frank DeJager. We are thankful for his military service and proud to have served him on his trip to Washington, D.C. on May 16, 2015.

  7. sue mallon Says: January 7, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    another great man got his wings. You will truly be missed. Loved having you at prairie ridge for the short time you were there. Sorry to the family for your loss.

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