This is My Story: Geraldine Irene Vanden Bosch January 14, 1922 -
This Is My Story....
This is my song...
Praising my Savior, All the day long...
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 .
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.
4 Generations of Straatsmas!
Jerri attended West Side Christian School
Regularly attended West Leonard Christian Reformed Church
Married May 22, 1942 Geraldine Straatsma & Peter Vanden Bosch At Kent State University, Ohio – Air Force Style
Brother Johnny, Pete, Jerri, Sister Edna
Pretty as a picture!
Jerri had 2 children
Mary Joy LeQuire, September 1, 1956
Mark Peter Vanden Bosch, July 19, 1959
Cut paper dolls with her next door neighbor, Helen
Ice Skated on Richmond Pond
In high school went to Hymn Sings to meet boys
Favorite pastimes growing up:
Favorite Pastimes as an Adult:
Playing the Piano
Singing in a ladies trio at 12 th Street Christian Reformed Church – 12 years
Sang in the Metropolitan Choir of Praise – 15 years
Taught Piano Lessons to children – 10 years
Kid's Club – 10 years
Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Steak on the grill
Mom was a great cook!
Sunday dinner was typically roast beef, mashed potatoes , green beans , carrots , and crescent rolls with honey.
We could smell it already in the garage when returning home from church.
Traveled the USA
Big trip out West in a Motor Home, 1972
Trip to Europe, 1970
Loving and Playful Mother:
Their marriage ended, 1978
Joshua Lee LeQuire, 11/28/1978
Justin Mark LeQuire, 03/29/1981
Jeremy James LeQuire, 05/05/1983
She put her grandson's through Westside Christian School
She was a great , Great Grandmother!
Aden Lee LeQuire, 10/01/2002
Reese Matthew LeQuire, 01/23/2004
Asher Em LeQuire, 05/15/2006
Blessed Assurance ,
Jesus is Mine !
Oh what a foretaste ...
...Of GLORY divine!
Heir... ...Of Salvation ... Purchase of God !
Born of His Spirit....
Washed in His Blood ...
This is my story , This is my song...
King of Kings & Lord of Lords! ...Praising my Savior all the day long!
This is My Story.... This is my song.... Praising my Savior All the day long! Amen!
Lovingly created by Jerri's daughter: Mary LeQuire Harmless Dove Ministries