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Jerry F. Hummel

May 25, 1941 ~ June 16, 2018 (age 77)

Gerald “Jerry” Frederick Hummel was born May 25, 1941, to Fred and Ruth (Wharton) Hummel, in Dubuque, Iowa.  He passed away at the Comfort House in Pella on June 16, 2018.

Jerry was raised in the Newton and Monroe area.  He earned his G.E.D. and joined the U.S. Army in 1957.  He attained the rank of Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1962.  Jerry went on to be a semi driver and over-the-road truck driver for R & M Trucking and Dickey Transport.  He retired in 2007. 

Jerry was united in marriage to Carolyn Van Dusseldorp on December 17, 1976, in Pella. 

Those left to cherish his memory are:

            Margie (Vint) DeHeer, Knoxville, Iowa

                        Josh (Callie) DeHeer

                        Brandon DeHeer

            Melissa Van Nimwegen, Wilson, North Carolina

            Melinda Van Nimwegen (Lawrence), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

            Kenneth Van Nimwegen, Niceville, Florida

                        Alexis, Nicholas

            Marcia (Andrew) Cook, Fair Oak, England

                        Benjamin, Zoe

            Julie (Michael) Cepin, Villa Rica, Georgia

                        Rione, Payton, and Hayden

            Jilene Hummel, Des Moines, Iowa

                        Tyler Hummel

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Carolyn, his son Jeremy, and his brother Robert Hummel.   


Donations may be made to:

Hospice of Pella
Pella IA

American Lung Association