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Gerald De Jong, Lt. Col. USMC, Retired, 79, a resident of Ft. Deposit passed away, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.

Visitation was held at 1 p.m. with a Celebration of Life Service immediately following at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov 26 at the Bethel Baptist Church, Ft. Deposit. Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directed arrangements.

Survivors include: sons, Todd De Jong, Montgomery and Brett (Anna) De Jong, Prattville; brothers, Peter (Evelyn) De Jong, Carmel, Iowa and James (Kay) De Jong, Orange City, Iowa; sisters, Verna (Donald) Lindskoog, Leesburg, Fla. and Janice De Jong, Carmel, Iowa; sister-in-law, Mary Hollingshead, Ft. Deposit; grandchildren, Delaney De Jong, Alexis De Jong, Bretton De Jong, and Anna-Claire De Jong.

Gerald is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd, Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057 or online at

Online condolences can be made at

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