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Gerald John Schepers

Male 1916 - 2003  (87 years)


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  • Name Gerald John Schepers  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 21 November 1916  Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Race White  [5
    Residence 1920  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1930  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1935  Rural, Missaukee, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 01 April 1940  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 23; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son 
    Occupation 1968  McBain, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    manager of Farmer's Co-op 
    Residence 2003  Jenison, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    49428 Jenison, Ottawa, Michigan, USA 
    Died 19 December 2003  Grandville, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7, 8
    Person ID I2113  Koster

    Father Jan John G Schepers,   b. 17 March 1882, Beilen, Middenveld, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 November 1940, Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Cornelia Haveman,   b. 31 July 1889, Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1961, Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 05 June 1912  Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Family ID F718  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Thomasine Koster,   b. 23 June 1919, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 November 1998, Bay, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 30 September 1940  Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Children 
     1. Phylis Schepers  [Natural]
     2. Dianne Schepers  [Natural]
     3. Gerald Jerry John Schepers  [Natural]
     4. Mary Jo Schepers  [Natural]
    Family ID F108  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan; Roll: T625_785; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 105; Image: .
      Record for Cora Schepers

    2. [S156] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.Original data - Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security D;), Database online. Number: ; Issue State: Michigan; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Record for Gerald J. Schepers

    3. [S31] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Database online. Year: 1930; Census Place: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
      Record for John G Schepers

    4. [S238] The Banner.
      Koster, Thomasine of Falmouth, MI
      Spouse/Married Name: Schepers, Gerald
      Anniversary: The Banner, 10/01/1990, p27
      Marriage: 09/30/1940

    5. [S203] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Year: 1940; Census Place: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan; Roll: T627_1790; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 57-5.
      Record for John Shepers

    6. [S275] United States Obituary Collection, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Newspaper: Petoskey News-Review; Publication Date: 19 4 2004; Publication Place: Petoskey, MI, US.
      Record for Gerald J. Schepers

    7. [S295] Web: Western Michigan Newspapers, Death Index, 1910-2012, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2013;).
      Record for Gerald Schepers

    8. [S195] Web: Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-2011, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).
      Record for Gerald J Schepers

    9. [S38] Online Resource, United States Obituary Collection - Ancestry.com. search.ancestry.com.
      Gerald J. Schepers

      MCBAIN - Gerald J. Schepers died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003 at Georgetown Manor in Grandville. He was 87.
      He was born on Nov. 21, 1916 in Falmouth to John and Cornelia (Haveman) Schepers. He married Thomasine Koster on Sept. 30, 1940 in the Prosper Christian Reformed Church parsonage. She preceded him in death on Nov. 9, 1998.

      He spent most of his life in Falmouth where he had a business as a wholesale egg dealer. In 1968, he became the manager of Farmer's Co-op in McBain.

      Mr. Schepers was an active member of Prosper Christian Reformed Church in Falmouth where he served many productive years as a consistory member and as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent. He leaves a legacy of Christian schools he was instrumental in founding including Ebenezer Christian School in Falmouth and Northern Michigan Christian School in McBain.

      Survivors include his children, Gerald Jr. "Jerry" (Henrietta) Schepers of Cutlerville, Mary Joy (Ken) Mauk of Plainfield Township, Phyllis (Ken) Dornbush of Jenison and Dianne (Marten) VanEyk of Jenison; grandchildren, Pamela (Ross) Landhuis, Vicki (Timothy) Hall, John (Connie) Mauk, Sandy (Michael) Knight, Julie (Brian) Brunsting, Craig Mauk, Todd (Jessica) Dornbush, Jeremy (Kate) VanEyk, June Dornbush, Trevor (Beth) Mauk, Brian (Jenni) VanEyk and Dirk VanEyk and his friend Kristin Huyser; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Jean) Schepers of Caldeonia; sister, Marjorie (LeRoy) Essom of Commerce City, Colo; sisters-in-law, Esther Schepers of Cutlerville and Jan Schepers of McBain; wife's sister, Kay (Errol) Emery of Falmouth and wife's sister-in-law, Velma Koster of Grand Rapids.

      In addition to his wife Thomasine, he was preceded in death by siblings, George Schepers, Leo Schepers, Esther Medendorp and Bud "Alvin" Schepers.

      Services are noon Tuesday at Prosper Christian Reformed Church in Falmouth with Rev. Robert Drenten officiating.

      Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. today at Baldwin Street Christian Reformed Church, 2101 Baldwin St., Jenison and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Prosper Christian Reformed Church in Falmouth.

      Memorial contributions may be made to Northern Michigan Christian School Association.

      Arrangements were made by Burkholder Funeral Home in McBain.

    10. [S38] Online Resource, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ssdi&h=72082967&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=70050.

    11. [S84] Missaukee County Marriage Record, #36, pg 122.
      lic 3 jun 1912, married 5 jun 1912, Falmouth

      John G Schepers, 30y, w, Falmouth, born Netherlands, produce business, father Geo. Schepers, mother Maggie Boer,

      Cornelia Haveman, 22y, w, Falmouth, born Michigan, domestic, father Geo. Haveman, no mother listed,

      John Haveman Minister, witness Lena Zigter of falmouth, Alice Victory of Grand Rapids


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