John Hoitink (1934 - 2013)

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Hoitink, John G.

John G. Hoitink, 79, of Cedar Grove, died on Saturday night, May 4, 2013, at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Center in Sheboygan Falls.

John was born on February 17, 1934, in the Town of Lima, the son of G. John and Henrietta (Prange) Hoitink. He graduated from Cedar Grove High School in 1952 and then served in the US Army from 1953-55. On May 5, 1956, he married Shirley Prinsen in Cedar Grove. John was an inspector at Bolens Mfg. for 44 years before his retirement in 1997.

John was a member of Faith Reformed Church in Cedar Grove where he served as a deacon and elder. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, playing cards, and vacationing in northern Wisconsin.

John is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley; two daughters, Ann (Mike) Prom of Rhinelander, Amy (Corey) Haack of Middleton; two sons, Kim B. Hoitink and Jan (Kim) Hoitink, both of Cedar Grove; five grandchildren, Becky (Sanford) Swanson, Eric (Jenny) Prom, Ben Prom, Heather and Tyler Haack; three great grandchildren, Kyra, Anele and Trip Swanson; three sisters, Evelyn VanWyk, LaVerne (Willard) Veldman, and Neva Walvort, all of Sheboygan Falls, and one twin brother, Garret (Joan) Hoitink of Cedar Grove.

John was preceded in death by his parents, G. John and Henrietta Hoitink; his parents-in-law, Elmer and Mildred Prinsen; two brothers-in-law, Bill VanWyk and Walton Walvort.

A funeral to celebrate John's life will take place at the Faith Reformed Church in Cedar Grove at 10:30 am on Thursday, May 9, 2013 with the Rev. Michael Prom officiating. Burial will take place at Hingham Cemetery in the Town of Lima.

Family and friends will gather at the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg on Wednesday from 4-8 pm, and on Thursday, at church from 9:30 until the time of the service.

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A memorial fund is being established in his memory for the Cedar Grove Fire & Rescue and the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Center.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg (920-564-2771) is serving the Hoitink family.

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Published in Sheboygan Press on May 6, 2013
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