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Robert A. Hoogstra

October 10, 1934 — June 28, 2023

Oostburg

Robert A. Hoogstra

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Robert A. Hoogstra, 88, of Oostburg, entered the presence of his Savior Jesus after passing away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.

Bob was born on October 10, 1934, to John and Helen (Clever) Hoogstra in New Jersey. He was united in marriage to Anita Smith on June 11, 1955, in Midland Park, NJ.

Bob served his country in the US Army from 1954-56. He was a member of Oostburg Christian Reformed Church. In New Jersey, he served as an elder and youth leader at Irving Park CRC. Bob was a devoted husband and dedicated father who lived out his strong Christian faith in his words and actions.  Bob also had a love for plants, flowers, gardening, and the many dogs he had over the years.

Bob is survived by his wife of 68 years, Anita; children, Bob (Kathy) Hoogstra of North Muskegon, MI, Elaine (Wendell) Kappers of Oostburg, Ken (Lori) Hoogstra of Brown Deer; grandchildren, Jon (Wendy), Dave (Jenna) and Chris (Lizzie) Hoogstra, Josh (Jessie), Taylor (Codie Keller) Kappers, Allison (Brady) Otte, Alex Kappers, Leah (Joseph McGuire) Hoogstra, Kristen (Connor) Gustafson; great-grandchildren, James Hoogstra, Evelyn, Luke, Joanna, and Sophie Hoogstra, Joshua Kappers, Bradlie Mae, Ellis, and August Otte, and Lennon Gustafson. He is further survived by his sister, Elaine Freitag; brother-in-law, Al (Jeannette) Smith; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, William (Gertrude) Hoogstra, John (Jean) Hoogstra; and brother-in-law, Wayne Freitag.

A memorial service to celebrate his life with military honors will be held at Oostburg CRC on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at 11:00am. The livestream of the funeral can be found by visiting wenig.live/BobHoogstra. He will be laid to rest at Oostburg Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may greet the family at Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg on Monday, July 17 from 4:00-7:00pm and again at Oostburg CRC on Tuesday, from 10:00am until the time of service.

Memorials are appreciated in Bob’s name to Oostburg Christian School Resource Room, OCS Building Fund, Oostburg CRC Building Fund, and Muskegon Christian School.

Bob’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. H. Marshall Matthews and his staff, the staff of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, and their Oostburg CRC family.

For online condolences and additional information please visit www.wenigfh.com. The staff at Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg (920-564-2771) is assisting the family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert A. Hoogstra, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, July 17, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

First Christian Reformed Church

216 S 7th St, Oostburg, WI 53070

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Memorial Service with Military Honors

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

First Christian Reformed Church

216 S 7th St, Oostburg, WI 53070

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