Jerry Duysen

Jan 16, 1933 - Dec 29, 2020

Jerry Duysen

January 16, 1933 - December 29, 2020


Gerald Duysen, 87, of Bellevue, NE, and formerly of Henderson, IA passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home in Bellevue, NE. Celebration of Life will be held later in 2021. Loess Hills Funeral and Cremation Center in Carson is caring for Gerald and his family.

Memorials: Directed to the family at this time

Gerald Paul Duysen, 87 of Bellevue, Nebraska, formerly of Henderson, Iowa, passed away on December 29, 2020 at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home in Bellevue.

Jerry was born on January 16, 1933 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa, a son of August Detlef and Elizabeth Georgine (Sutton) Duysen. He was raised in the Henderson area and graduated from the Henderson Consolidated High School.

Jerry and Abbie Elaine Stenger were united in marriage on September 27, 1952 in San Diego, California while Jerry served in the United States Navy. Following his discharge, they returned to make their home on the farm near Henderson. Their marriage was blessed with five children, Shirley, Paul, Joe, Jack and James.

Jerry and Abbie moved to Omaha in 1979, where Jerry worked as a maintenance engineer at Methodist Hospital until he retired.

Jerry and Abbie were married 64 years when Abbie passed away on April 27, 2017. In addition to his beloved wife Abbie, Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Shirley Duysen.

Jerry is survived by his children, Shirley Pierce and husband Dan of Columbia, MO; sons, Paul Duysen and wife Sharon of Papillion, NE, Joe Duysen of Treynor, IA, Jack Duysen and wife Ellen of Council Bluffs, IA and James Duysen and wife Kala of Villisca, IA; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; brothers, Stanley Duysen of Pleasant Hill, CA, Murray Duysen and wife Roberta of Waubun, MN, Douglas Duysen and wife Bev of Kearney, MO, Carroll and wife Bev of Emerson, IA, and Donny and wife Lana of Glenwood, IA and many other relatives and friends.


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