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Hubert Hoogenboom, 93, Goshen, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 22, at Greencroft Goshen Health Care, where he has resided since June 2014.
He was born Aug. 31, 1924, in Goshen, to Leonard and Adrianna (VanDyk) Hoogenboom and lived most of his life in the Goshen area.
On April 24, 1947, he married Pauline L. Mitterling. She survives along with four children, Marcia Ann (Ross) Kehr and Doug (Tracie) Hoogenboom, both of Goshen, Tom (Lois) Hoogenboom, Elkhart, and Dianne (Richard) Cons, Tempe, Arizona; five grandchildren, Kaylen Cons, Robin Cons, both of Tempe, Nathan Kehr, Evan Kehr, both of Goshen, Trevor Schuh, Elkhart; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers and sisters, Henry Hoogenboom, Peter Hoogenboom, Gerrit Hoogenboom, John Hoogenboom, Cora Mitterling, Ann Glerum and Harriet Broekhuizen.
Hubert was a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in World War II 1943-1946.
He was a member of the Greene Road Church (formerly the Goshen Reformed Christian Church) and served on the consistory at the church for many years. He was a member of the Goshen VFW and was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing and all sports in general. Hubert was employed as a brick mason for many years.
Until 2014, Hubert stayed quite active. He enjoyed winter visits with his daughter, Dianne, and her family in Tempe. He also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren here at home, taking day bus trips, attending Cubs and Silverhawks baseball games, fishing, daily morning coffee with his friends at McDonald's in Goshen and especially golfing.
Per his wishes, Hubert will be cremated through Elkhart Cremation Services, with a celebration of life to follow at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be given to Greene Road Church.
The family would like to thank Pastor Dave VanDerWiele of the Greene Road Church for all the visits and support and the staff at Greencroft Health Care for their loving care of our dad and grandpa. Hubert's smile and gentle spirit will be missed by many.
Published on January 24, 2018
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