ROBERT "BOB" KENNETH VAN HOESEN, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at his home in Sugar Land. Bob was born in Victoria, Texas, on July 27, 1943, to now deceased parents, Elmer Byron and Margaret Cecil Van Hoesen. He moved to Wharton Texas at age 2. Bob earned his Eagle Scout at the young age of 13 years. He attended Wharton County Junior College and North Carolina State University. Bob served in the United States army assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and was proud to wear his Green Beret. After his military service, he worked in the insurance industry in North Carolina and Virginia. After returning to his beloved Texas in 1978, Bob worked as a machine tools salesman in Houston and surrounding areas.
Bob is survived by his wife Norma; daughter, Dana Voigt and husband Ryan of Pflugerville; two very special grandchildren, Reagan Nicole and Carter Robert; brother, Eddie and wife Sandra of Friendswood; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family offers special thanks to the managers and staff of IPH Hospice Care, Inc. of Angleton and to his wife's sisters who traveled long distances to assist with his care; they made it possible for him to remain with his family at home for the duration of his long illness.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, April 28, 2014, at The Settegast-Kopf Company @ Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land (Williams Trace Exit).
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's memory may be made to the Coastal Conservation Association Texas, 6969 Portwest Dr., Ste. 100, Houston, TX 77024, or to M.D Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210.