George Jongsma, 74, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 11 with his family at his side in Oakdale.
He was born in Joure, Netherlands in 1939 and came to America with his family in the 1950s.
Mr. Jongsma was a hardworking, wonderful man who loved his family, always looking forward to birthday celebrations. He was always smiling and happiest on his dairy and orchards.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Diane Jongsma; daughter, Holly (Dana) Larsen; and grandchildren, Willem Larsen and Savannah Larsen.
He was preceded in death by his son, Willem Roy Jongsma.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Lakewood Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 900 Santa Fe Ave., Hughson.
Donations in his memory may be made to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
Aug. 14, 2013