Gerold "Jerry" Lee VanBrocklin

Gerold "Jerry" Lee VanBrocklin passed away on January 12, 2023.

Gerold "Jerry" Lee VanBrocklin

Born: May 17, 1947 in Benton Harbor, MI

Died: Jan 12, 2023 (75 yrs) Sweet Home, OR

Preceded in death by: His parents, Bert and Esther VanBrocklin, Brother, Bert VanBrocklin Jr. (2004), Son, Matthew VanBrocklin (2015) and Grandson, Jeremy VanBrocklin (2022)

Survived by: His Wife, Juanita VanBrocklin of Sweet Home, OR and his 10 children,

Ed VanBrocklin (Chris Taylor) of Portland, OR

Sherry (Shane) Zimmerman of Dayton, OR

Jerry VanBrocklin Jr of Missouri

Angela (Steve) Payne of Alverta, CA

Kelly (Mark) Fisher of Shady Cove, OR

Robin (Aaron) Johnson of Bridgman, MI

Amanda (Matt) Demski of Eau Claire, MI

Michael VanBrocklin of Cottage Grove, OR

Michael (Mira) Hall of Sweet Home, OR

Kim (Paul) Friend of Harrisburg, OR

A Brother, Bill VanBrocklin of South Bend, Indiana

26 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews

Jerry lived most of his adult life in Oregon, where he raised his family. He lived in Cottage Grove, OR. for many years, where he owned his own Auto Body Shop, "Cottage Grove Auto Body". Due to charismatic personality, he was very well known in the community and loved by all. In 2015, Jerry moved to Sweet Home, OR to be with his current wife, Juanita. He then spent the next 7 years of his life building new friendships and enjoying his family. Jerry had a passion for rebuilding vintage cars and trucks and entering them into car shows, where he won many trophies. Out of all things Jerry loved, he loved his family most of all.

Condolences/contributions can be sent to Sweet Home Funeral Chapel in care of Juanita VanBrocklin.