Jerry Smits

Date of Death: Feb 11, 2013
Jerry Smits
[highlight_text] (1940 – 2013) [/highlight_text] Jerry Smits, 72, of Waupun, died Monday, February 11, 2013 at Waupun Memorial Hospital.


[leftcolumn]Jerry was born May 8, 1940, the son of Doyle and Dorothy Van Loo Smits. On June 28, 1968 he married Lois Holstein at First Reformed Church in Waupun. Jerry worked for most of his life at National Rivet in Waupun, and retired in 2005. He served his country in the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Panama. Jerry loved his tractors and having coffee at Golden Cup Café.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Lois of Waupun; his children, Lynnae (Mitch) Shaw of Fox Lake, and Jason (Justina) Smits of Waupun; his grandchildren, Jordon Shaw, Kodi Whitt, Mason Shaw, Kadion Shaw, Kiarra Smits, Jason Smits II, and Dawson Shaw; a sister, Karen (Floyd) Brandenburg; and nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Wednesday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Thursday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.[rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Jerry Smits will be held Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at First Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Bob James officiating. [rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens in the town of Trenton.[/rightcolumn]


  1. carol VanLoo Says: February 12, 2013 at 12:18 am

    I am so sorry for your loss Lois and family. We loved Jerry so much just like our own parents. That is what he treated us like. Thanks for everything. He was always there for anyone when you needed him.

  2. Cynthia (Van Loo) Helmrick Says: February 12, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Jerry was a great cousin, very respectful and a great sense of humor. When we were kids he would come out to the farm in Burnett and give us snowmobile rides, it was a lot of fun. He was a great guy.
    So happy that he could be a pallbearer for our mother’s funeral.
    Will be thinking about you all and we will be praying for all families..

  3. Debra Powers, Grant & Jaedlyn Says: February 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    We love you uncle Jerry.
    We will forever miss you and your unique and hiliarious humor, as well as your laughter that ensued.
    Rest in Peace and tell grandma & grandpa that we love and miss them too.
    See you again someday,
    ? Deb, Grant & Jaed

  4. Cindy Bock Says: February 13, 2013 at 2:47 am

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad.
    Blessings and Prayers to your entire family.

  5. james searvogel Says: February 14, 2013 at 12:10 am

    we are sorry to hear of jerrys passing and offer our sympathy and

    Beverly and james searvogel

  6. Wayne & Jill Streekstra Says: February 14, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Lois–we are so sorry to hear about Jerry. You & your family are in our thoughts.

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