Jerris Roy “Jerry” Bousema passed away and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 14, 2023.
Jerry was born January 24, 1960, in Sheldon, Iowa. He received his education at Western Christian High School and graduated from NITC (Northwest Iowa Technical College) in Sheldon as a diesel mechanic. He worked in the area for several years before relocating to Dallas, Texas for ten years, focusing on operation and repair of heavy equipment. He then moved back to Sanborn, Iowa being employed as a truck driver, and continued doing what he loved best - working on farm equipment.
Being out in the fields and helping friends bring in their crops at harvest time was a true joy for Jerry. He always had a love for animals, and found feeding the squirrels outside his house to be a simple, gratifying pleasure – a trait he shared with his father, Roy Bousema, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by his mother, Carol Bousema; his three brothers and their wives: Denny and Veronica, Dave and Barb, Todd and Stacy; and nine nephews and nieces; other relatives and friends.