Geraldine (Jerri) Vanden Bosch was born on January 14, 1922 to parents Edward Straatsma and Agnes Hansma. She grew up on 1057 Arriana NW; Grand Rapids, Michigan. Edward was an Accountant and Agnes was a Homemaker; however during World War 2, she worked in a factory where she made airplane parts .
<ul><li>Jerri's father, Edward died when she was only 2 years old in 1924. They suspected heart failure at that time.
Jerri's mother, Agnes died on August 20, 1978. She died of a stroke. </li></ul>