Kenneth W. Jellema


Kenneth W. Jellema of Walden, passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, February 21, 2019, in Middletown. He was 69.
The son of the late Tice and Cornelia Stelpstra Jellema, he was born August 12, 1949 in Goshen.

Kenneth proudly served in the United States Army from 1969-1971. Ken was a custom cabinet maker with his brother, Aug for many years before he began working for the Village of Montgomery as an MEO. He loved Sprint Car Racing, NASCAR, playing golf and of course the Yankees! He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as Trustee on Session, the American Legion Post 521 and a Life member of the Montgomery Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife Carol Jellema at home; sons Shaun Jellema and wife Kristen of Pine Bush, Darin Jellema and wife Sarah of Montgomery and Justin Jellema of Walden; grandchildren Madison, Ella, Mason, & Noah; Clarence Jellema & wife Barbara of Arizona and Calvin Jellema & wife Frieda of Florida; sister Faith Ralph and husband David of South Carolina and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother August Jellema.
A funeral service was held Monday, February 25, at the Overhiser Funeral Home, Montgomery with Pastor Jeromey Howard officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Spagnoli Cancer Center, ORMC, 707 East Main St Middletown, NY 10940, in Ken’s memory.

Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors.