Gerald J. Vreeman
Gerald John Vreeman was born Jan. 5, 1929, to John Vreeman and Julia (Hollander) Vreeman on the family farm near Sioux Center, Iowa. He attended country school through the eighth grade and completed his education at Sioux Center Community High School.
Gerald served his country for three years as a member of the U.S. Army. While in the service he was recruited by the intelligence division and served as a courier for the Central Intelligence Agency in Germany. On Dec. 27, 1951, while on leave from the service, he married Evelyn Hooyer at the Sioux Center Christian Reformed Church.
In 1964 Gerald moved from Iowa to Quincy. In 1995 he moved to Wenatchee, where he resided until his death on Dec. 6, 2015.
He was a member of the Christian Reformed Church, where he was baptized, professed his faith and worshipped all of his life. He served as an elder in the Quincy Christian Reformed Church, where he was a founding member.
Gerald enjoyed coaching Little League and being a member of the Kiwanis. He was an active member of the Quincy and Eastmont Kiwanis for several years. He also was a member of Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce, where he served as president.
He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his wife of 63 years, Evelyn Vreeman; his son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Judy Vreeman; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Darci Vreeman; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Shane Livingston; daughter, Ruth Koopman; son, Daniel Vreeman; and 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brothers Clayton, Marvin and John Vreeman, and sisters Fran TerWisscha, Dorothy Shockley, Joan Rens and Ruby VanderRiet.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dennis Vreeman, sister Gladys Zuidema and son-in-law Gary Koopman.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at King’s Orchard Church of Christ, 1610 Orchard Ave. in Wenatchee.
Arrangements are by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley in East Wenatchee.