Jake Vander Schrier, 95, of Pemberton Township, NJ, and a long time resident of Seminole, Fl, died Wednesday afternoon, September 21, 2016. Jake was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands on August 25, 1921, to Jacob and Catherina Maria Laman. He worked in Rotterdam at the Holland America Line Ship Building docks. During the war Jake Vander Schrier met Jannette Neeltje “Nettie” Van Kleef at the Salvation Army and became engaged in 1942 and were married the day after D-Day, June 7, 1944 in Rotterdam. On March 29, 1950 Jake emigrated to the United States and settled in Parma, Ohio. On December 19, 1950 he was followed by Nettie, Jack and John. Jake worked at Modern Tool & Die as a press operator for the follow 35 years, retiring in 1985. For the following two years Jake & Nettie traveled around the country and settled in Seminole Florida until 2010. In 2010 Jake moved to Browns Mills, NJ to reside with his daughter Roberta. After the death of Nettie in 1999, Jake had many fond memories that were made when he traveled to Europe, Canada and especially Holland to visit his extensive family. Jake loved watching baseball and football, loved playing Uno and dominoes. Jake was a Captain in the Salvation Army of St. Petersburg and played the trombone in his younger days. He was a loving father whose kind, gentle, manner and sense of humor, will forever be missed. Jake was preceded in death by Nettie; one young son; his siblings, Maria Den Tuinder, Wilhelmina Van Houten, Lien Tieman, Jacob, Abrahmina Rosenbrand, Jan Van Werkhoven, Cornelis Van Werkhoven, Hendricus Van Werkhoven and Johanna Stempher Edward Vander Schrier, Eve Grodell and his parents Jacob and Catherina. He is survived by his children, Jack (Mary) Vander-Schrier, John (Ellen) Vander-Schrier, Ron (Julia) Vander-Schrier, Roberta Vander Schrier (Bob) and Paul (Judy) Vander-Schrier; his grandchildren Ryan (Kelly) Vander Schrier, Brigitte Vander Schrier, Kyle (Amy) Vander-Schrier, Nichole and Sarah Cenatiempo; great-grand-children, Case Vander Schrier and Jubilee Vander Schrier; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews in the Netherlands.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. – September 30, 2016 at Salvation Army, 3800 Ninth Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33713 Officiated by Major Zarfas. Internment will be at the Royal Palm Cemetery, 2600 Gandy Blvd, St. Petersburg Fl.
Flowers and Memorials can be sent to Salvation Army, 3800 Ninth Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Fl 33713 or http://www.salvationarmyflorida.org/stpetersburg/ways-give/