Harold W. Hartgerink

Date of Death: Oct 09, 2014
 
Harold W. Hartgerink
[highlight_text]1927-2014[/highlight_text] Harold W. Hartgerink, 87, of Waupun, died Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Marvin’s Manor in Brandon where he resided for a short time.


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[leftcolumn] Harold was born March 3, 1927, the son of Henry and Helena Kastein Hartgerink. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952 where he operated heavy equipment. On July 6, 1951 he married Mary Van Loo in Brandon. The couple lived most of their married life in Waupun where they raised their family. Harold was employed by the State of Wisconsin prison system as a Correctional Officer where he retired in 1984. He was a member of First Reformed Church in Waupun. He led an active life where he coached little league. He enjoyed being Santa Claus to many Waupun children for many years, as well as enjoyed bowling, snowmobiling, golfing, and especially traveling to Texas with his wife. He also loved helping family and friends, especially on the farm.

Harold is survived by his wife, Mary, of 63 years; two sons: Jeff (Michelle) Hartgerink of Montana and Fred (Nikki) Hartgerink of Minnesota; a daughter, Kimberly (Matthew) Zuehlke of Coloma; eight grandchildren: Amanda Hartgerink, Regen Zemke, Brittney, Danielle, Alicia, and Olivia Zuehlke, Frank Lopez, and Julia Floor; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Lloyd (Helen) Hartgerink of Waupun; a sister, Ardis Redeker of Brandon; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Hartgerink of Brandon.

Harold was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Milton; and a sister, Kathryn Henkes.

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[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Sunday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Harold W. Hartgerink will be held Monday, October 13, 2014 at 11 a.m. at First Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Bob James officiating.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Special Thanks: [/highlight_text] Special thanks for the kindness shown to Harold while he was at Marvin’s Manor in both Waupun and Brandon, and also to the 2nd floor nurses at Waupun Memorial Hospital.

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  1. Pat & Bill Phillips Says: October 9, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Mary, we were saddened to hear of Harold’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. Kimberly, our deepest condolences to you. We never got to know Harold very well, but he seemed like such a good man. So sorry for your loss.

  2. PETE AND KATE QUINN Says: October 10, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    MARY AND FAMILY
    SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM WITH THE GOOD TIMES WE ENJOYED CAMPING WITH YOU AND HIM. GOD BLESS YOU.

    KATE AND PETE

  3. Frank Garro Says: October 11, 2014 at 9:07 am

    My name is Frank Garro and I would like to offer the family of Harold my sincere condolences at the loss of your loved one. May he rest in peace.

  4. Joshua Adam Perry Says: October 11, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Joshua Adam Perry Also one of Harold Hatgerinks grand children but not listed.Sends his thoughts and prayers to this very special family .

  5. Diane Dhein Says: October 13, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Mary,
    Donna Fenske told me about Harold this morning. I am so sorry. I wish I could give you a big hug. I haven’t seen you in a long time, but I have so many fond memories of Harold and you. Know that I am praying for you and your family.
    Lynn and I extend our deepest sympathy.
    Diane

  6. Karen Draeger Says: October 15, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Aunt Mary,
    My sincere sympathy in the loss of Uncle Harold. I remember his great sense of humor and we all (Dan and Kelli) fondly remember him as the best Santa ever with his great white beard.

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