SIOUX CENTER—Jeris Frederic Brantsen, 70, Sioux Center, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD.

There will be a memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center, with the Rev. Van Rathbun officiating

 A prayer service will take place at 10 a.m. the church followed by burial at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sioux Center.

Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, with family present 4-6 p.m., at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center.

Jeris Frederic Brantsen was born April 19, 1949, in Sioux Center, the son of John and Cynthia (Den Hartog) Brantsen. He grew up in Sioux Center and graduated from Sioux Center High School in 1967. On Sept. 15, 1970, he was united in marriage to Karen Visser at the First Christian Reformed Church in Orange City, IA. They made their home in Sioux Center and to this union two daughters were born, Kristi and Jennifer. Jeris worked for Mouw Motor in Sioux Center as a salesman and retired in 2016. He was a member of the Central Reformed Church, Sioux Center Fire Department and served on the City of Sioux Center Planning and Zoning Committee for a time.

We all know Jeris had many things he loved in life and was known specifically for his love of Fords, McDonalds old fart coffee, Mickey Mouse, Harleys, “Mater” and did I mention McDonalds old fart coffee?

But, more than that, Jeris loved nothing more than being a husband, father and especially a grandpa. Maysa “Peanut” was always his absolute pride and joy.

You could always find Jeris either mowing the yard, fixing stuff in his workshop, washing his cars, or just out talking to his friends.

He always had a charming way of making anyone he would talk to feel special and important.

Jeris is survived by his wife of 49 years, Karen “Queenie” Brantsen of Sioux Center; two daughters, Kristi Brantsen and Jennifer (Kevin) Kruse both of Sioux Falls, SD; one granddaughter, Maysa Kruse; special God-granddaughter, Emmersyn; brother, Loren (Mary) Brantsen of Sioux Center; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Cynthia Brantsen.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Midwest Honor Flight, P.O. Box 22, Sioux Center.