Gerrit Jones Zylstra was born Sept. 15, 2014, at Pella Regional Health Center. He weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces and measured 20 inches long. His parents are Kyle and Shalene Zylstra of Pella. His siblings are Lydia, Aidan, and Norah. Grandparents are Glenn and Denise Van Wyk and David and Phyllis Zylstra, all of Pella. Great-grandparents are Herman Wyngarden of Pella, Ralph and Ruby Van Wyk of Sully, and Marvin and Celia Zylstra of Pella.