Gerald Haverkamp

Gerald Brian Haverkamp

Thursday, March 4th, 1943 - Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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Gerald Brian Haverkamp, loving husband and father, passed away suddenly at his home on February 22, 2021 at the age of 77. He was born in Cincinnati, OH to the late Alvin H. and A. Henryetta Haverkamp.
Gerry and his siblings grew up in Brownsburg, IN. He moved to Pompano Beach in 1965, worked as a machinist for Sunbeam for 4 years, then joined the Pompano Beach Fire Department in 1969. He retired as a Lieutenant in March 1990 after 20 years of service. Gerry and Nancy were married June 8, 1974.
He was an accomplished woodworker and made beautiful furniture for his family and friends. He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. Gerry was an avid racing fan. He enjoyed his trips to the Brickyard with friends and family. He likewise loved old style country music played very loud and listened to Rush Limbaugh every day for three hours.
He is preceded in death by his brother, James Haverkamp and his wife, Beverly.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Nancy Haverkamp, daughter, Rebecca Soukup (Jason), sons, Ted Shoaf, Tom Shoaf, and Scott Shoaf (Abby), brother, Stephen Haverkamp (Sarah), sister, Jane Dequenne (John), granddaughters, Harper Soukup, Alyssa Young, Stacie Bell and Gaby Marrero, grandsons, Nicholas Shoaf and Richard Aviles, 3 great-grandsons, and many loved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Bro. Ricky Bybee officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday beginning at 2:00 p.m. until time of services.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Gerry’s Book of Memories page at .
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 6th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Saturday, March 6th, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 6th, 2021 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, March 6th, 2021 3:00pm
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Bro. Ricky Bybee


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Sarah Haverkamp

Posted at 09:50pm
Gerry, you left us too soon and you have left us with a hole in our hearts. As a brother -in-law, you were the best. I'll never forget your laugh, deep down and infectious. Nor will I forget how much you loved your family. You were a good man and you will always be with us. Rest in Peace.

Jane Haverkamp Duquenne

Posted at 03:47pm
He was a great older brother. We had a lot of fun together over the years. We shared a love of motor sports racing. He used to come to Indy every year in May for the Indy 500. And then later the Brickyard 400. I always looked forward to his visits and the fun we would have during his visit. He enjoyed all types of racing in addition to IndyCar and Nascar he enjoyed Sprints and Formula 1. I will always cherish those times. He continued to follow the sports even though he wasn't attending. We would re-hash a race the next week.

He was an amazing woodworker. He could fix anything. He had a shop behind our house when he was in high school and restored cars. He never minded that his little sister hung around and watched and probably ask numerous silly questions about what he was doing.

He was a good brother and loved his family immensely. I will miss him more than I can express.

Howard Blasczyk

Posted at 06:03pm
We want to express our condolences to the family. You have been in our thoughts and prayers. Although we only knew Gerry primarily in passing by, as neighbors who lived down the street. He was always very friendly in the times we would stop to talk.
Howard & Marie

Rusty Haverkampp

Posted at 01:39pm
What can you say about an older brother like Gerry? He was a good brother with a great sense of humor. He could make me laugh in the hard time as well as the good times.

One of the best memories of Gerry is when we were kids. He was in the Soap Box Derby 1957-1958. Gerry helped me build my soap box derby cars in 1959 and 1960. He taught me about design and how to use tools.

In 1964, Gerry sold me his 1957 Chevy which needed a new engine. Then he turned around and helped me rebuild the engine. Now what brother does that?

Gerry was a very skill mechanic and master craftsman. He was never afraid to try to fix things. He even came to Colorado in 1980 to help me build my house.

Gerry was always generous with his time and talents. He enjoyed helping others. He loved his family deeply. I will miss my brother more than anyone will every know.

Rick Nystrand

Posted at 09:59am
Our sincere condolences to Nancy and family. HAV and I had some great times at the fire dept and fishing. We fished many tournaments together and had many fishing get-a-ways. Although we didn’t keep in touch as much the last few years, the great memoirs have always remained. RIP, here’s to the good times. Rick & Dottie Nystrand

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