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James "Jim" Hooyman, 81, De Pere, was called home Tuesday evening January 21, 2014. He was born April 15, 1932 to the late Peter and Marie (Heiman) Hooyman. On February 7, 1953 he married Donna Schaus at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Jim was a veteran of the United States Army. He retired after working for Wisconsin Public Service for 42 years. Jim had also been the first Police Chief for the Village of Wrightstown, and a Captain for the Brown County Riot Squad. He was also a faithful member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family; having served as an usher at the 4:30pm Saturday Mass. Jim was also a proud member of the Abbot Pennings Council of the Knights of Columbus. Jim also served De Pere as an Alderman representing the 3rd Ward. He loved to Bowl, the outdoors, his time spent caring for his backyard animal friends, but especially the time spent with family and friends is what he treasured the most.
He is survived by his wife, Donna, his children; Nancy (Brian) Kielpikowski, Linda (Jerry) Maleport, and Carrie (Mike) Pasterski. Jim's grandchildren; Tammy (Doug) Heim, Matt (Abby), and Brad Maleport, Brian Balza and Jeremy Pasterski. Five great grandchildren; Megan Rasmussen, Hunter and Madison Balza, and Lucas and Wesley Heim. Jim is further survived by his brother Richard (Barbara) Hooyman, one sister in law Mary Juley, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his son Scott Hooyman, his parents, Peter and Marie, siblings; Helen (Richard) Hansford, Dorothy (Orville) Leiterman, brothers in law; Robert Juley, and Roger (Marie) Schaus.
Friends may call at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME 305 N. Tenth Street in De Pere from 4 - 8pm Friday, January 24, 2014. Visitation will continue after 9am Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, corner of Lourdes Ave. and Suburban Drive in De Pere. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am with Fr. Tim Shillcox O.Praem officiating. Entombment to follow in the Allouez Catholic Mausoleum. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.
Special thanks to the staff at St. Vincent Hospital. For all of your care concern. Thanks also to the staff at San Luis that made Jim feel at like part of the family during his daily visits.
Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory
305 North Tenth Street
De Pere, WI 54115
Published in De Pere Journal from Jan. 23 to Jan. 30, 2014