HOOKSETT - Hendrik "Hank" Kate, 96, of Hooksett, died Sept. 15, 2012, at the N.H. Veterans Home in Tilton after a period of declining health.
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He was born in Amsterdam, Holland, July 29, 1916, the son of Hendrik Sr. and Frederika Louisa (Boermeester) Kate. He graduated from Manchester Central High School in 1934 and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was the recipient of a Purple Heart and Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters.
Mr. Kate was a former route salesman for N.H. Dairy in Manchester.
He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and a former member of the Hooksett Men's Club. He was also a former lieutenant with the Hooksett Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid sports fan.
He was married 65 years to Irene (Morin) Kate, who died Jan. 20, 2012.
He leaves a daughter, Linda Rickenbach and her husband, Thomas, of Hampton; a son, Donald Kate and his wife, Roxanne, of Hooksett; six grandchildren, Brett Rickenbach, Ryan Rickenbach and his wife, Kelly, Randy Rickenbach, Sarah (Kate) Mackey and her husband, James, Bryan Kate and his wife, Katharine Parodi, and Meghan (Kate) McMonagle and her husband, Bryan; and three great-grandsons, Brady Rickenbach, William Mackey and Henry Kate.
He was predeceased by three sisters, Johanna Kate, Yanna Holden and Helena Baker.
services:There are no calling hours. The funeral is private. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Hooksett Youth Athletic Association, P.O. Box 16019, Hooksett, 03106.
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester is in charge of arrangements. To send a message of condolence, or for more information, visit www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm Street Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on Sept. 19, 2012