Gerald D. DeJong, 63, of Slater, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Cremation. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Rev. Robert Sisney will officiate. Organist Bethany Weiker will play "You'll Never Walk Alone," "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace." Inurnment will be in Immanuel Reform Cemetery in Springfield, S.D. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Born July 22, 1941, in Springfield, S.D., he was the son of the late William and Fannie Hobma DeJong. On Feb. 16, 1996, he married Katherine Snyder, who survives of the home. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Slater and retired from the dietary department at the Marshall Habilitation Center.
Additional survivors include one son, Bruce DeJong of Denver, Colo.; one stepson, Joshua Watts of Belton; one stepdaughter, Shasta Brown of Slater; one sister, Irene Olivier of Corsica, S.D.; four brother, Eldon DeJong and Willis DeJong, both of Springfield, S.D., Merrill DeJong of Clinton, Wis., and Ray DeJong of Lakewood, Colo.; one grandchild and four stepgrandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers.