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“Jerry was a very dear friend and I miss him and his smile a whole lot, if you needed something and he had it, it was yours, he was a forever friend ...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Ron Stage - Fulton, IL - Friend

“jerry will be missed sorry for your lose. cousin Rich Barsema ”
2 of 25 | Posted by: Rich Barsema - Fulton, IL

“Thought and prayers are with the family at this time of loss. Ken & Denise Merema ”
3 of 25 | Posted by: Denise Merema - Fulton, IL

“So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family. The Proud family ”
4 of 25 | Posted by: Joline Proud Kershaw - Christiana, TN

“to my brother jerry rest peace we will misss u dearly escially around 4th july u were the man to make and keep the triditune going for years...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Michael Barsema - clinton, IA

“Quite a character, Jerry was, and always with a smile and kind word. ”
6 of 25 | Posted by: Terri - Savanna, IL - Friend

“Jerry will be missed by all his family and friends. There are so many memories we haveof our friendship from when we were kids to adult. Jerry is a...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: jim and karen rathburn - fulton, IL

“Sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Prayers to you all. ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Sally Leif Christiansen

“jerry, you will be missed by any one who might have contact with you in their lifetime ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: john n brenda hamm - thomson, IL

“Jerry was a loving person. He would try to help others out if he could. He loved his family very much. There is one memory that stuck with me.and...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: pam oberheim - fulton, IL

“I am sorry to Hear that he is gone. He was a great uncle and a great person! He was very loved and will be very missed. I remember the first time he...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Kimberly Oberheim - Fulton, IL

“So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing, We all grew up together in "Little Oak" many many years ago. Was a very nice guy and will be missed by so many. ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Dave & Sandy Schafer - MI

“Rest In Peace my friend you will be missed by many ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Ken Jensen - Manchester, IA

“With Sympathy Don & Marcia Rus ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Marcia Rus - Fulton, IL

“We will miss you dearly ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: beth vanka,mpen - fulton, IL

“willbe missed ”
16 of 25 | Posted by: deb&JeffJenkins - Fulton, IL

“I remember Jerry's love for his family. He wanted to do all he could to help his Grandsons get a good start in life. He was a good example on how...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Cheryl Green - Fulton, IL

“Every time I see fireworks~ I will think of Jerry. Every time I see pumpkins~ I will think of Jerry. He was a great man and will be dearly missed by...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Shelly Remrey

“sorry for your loss Jerry will be missed ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Julius&Donna Roberts - Fulton, IL

“you my be gone but not forgotten rest in peace my friend ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: todd shafer - seneca, MO - friend

“Our deepest sympathy. Jerry will be deeply missed. Love you ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Ed & Barb Hager - Fulton, IL

“We are very sorry for your family's loss ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Bill & Marlene Johnson - fulton

“sorry for. your loss ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: john dietz - fulton, IL - friend

“So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Charlie and Mashelle Inman - IL

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25 of 25 | Posted by: Charlie and Mashelle Inman - IL

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Gerald Ray Barsema, age 64 of Fulton, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at his home.

Gerald was born on May 14, 1950 in Clinton, the son of Zepe and Charlotte Bell (Remrey) Barsema. On October 25, 1969, he married Phyllis Oberheim in Fulton. Gerald worked as a supervisor at Schafer's Fisheries for many years. He also owned and operated Barsema's Fireworks in Thomson and Barsema's Pumpkins in Fulton.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis of Fulton; one daughter, Lisa (Charles) Spencer of Thomson; two sons, John (Leanne) Barsema of Fulton and Steve Barsema of Fulton; four sisters, Barb (Eddie) Hager of Fulton, Mary (Vernon) VanKampen of Fulton, Lela (Robert) Housby of Fulton and Sonja (Bill) Schatti of East Moline; six brothers, Donald (Jenella) Barsema of Lyndon, Bobby (Kathy) Barsema of Fulton, Jimmie (Nancy) Barsema of Fulton, David (Tina) Barsema of Fulton, Rick (Laurie) Barsema of Fulton and Mike (Kathy) Barsema of Clinton; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren and one expecting great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Zepe, Jr. and Danny "Monk" Barsema.

Visitation will be Friday, February 20, 2 015 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton. Graveside service will be Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00 A.M at Fulton Township Cemetery.