Shirley Vant Hoff

Date of Death: Jun 02, 2016
Shirley Vant Hoff


Shirley Marie Vant Hoff, 71, of Waupun, went to be with her Lord on June 2, 2016 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

Shirley was born January 28, 1945 in Friesland, WI to Henry and Jennie (Katsma) Fisher. Shirley graduated from Randolph High School and was united in marriage to Arlyn Vant Hoff on June 19, 1963 in Randolph. Shirley worked at Stoffel Drug, Dodge Correctional Institution, and University of WI Eye and Hearing Studies. Shirley and Arlyn enjoyed many wonderful trips together to Alaska, Italy, Austria, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Panama Canal. They also enjoyed their cottage at Lake Sherwood, spending memorable times with family and good friends. Shirley enjoyed reading, swimming, card playing, and attending her grandchildren’s sporting and musical events. Shirley was a dedicated member of First Reformed Church of Waupun. While a member of Emmanuel Reformed Church of Waupun, she taught Sunday school, Bible class, and was involved with the high school youth group. Shirley will mostly be remembered for her fun-loving, cheerful spirit and her love for God.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Arlyn Vant Hoff of Waupun; three children: Pam (Loren) Smith of Waupun, Rachelle (Rob) Hopp of Waupun, and Tim (Jennifer) Vant Hoff of Campbellsport; eight adored grandchildren: Bethany (Andrew) Rosenthal of Sheboygan, Ben and Jacob Smith of Waupun, Ryan (Ashley), Seth (Amanda), and Andrew Hopp, all of Waupun, and Kaitlyn and Carter Vant Hoff of Campbellsport; nine great-grandchildren: Lauryn, Joshua and Maely Rosenthal, Liam, Cade, and Teagan Hopp, Macy and Dayton Hopp, and Layla Broadway. Shirley dearly loved and was proud of each member of her family: two brothers: Stanley (Vicki) Fisher of Bushnell, FL, and Henry (Barbara) Fisher of Sibley, IA; sister, Helen Glewen of Beaver Dam; sister-in-law, Linda (Ken) Smit of Brandon; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Jennie Fisher; in-laws, Charles and Frances Vant Hoff; niece, Beth Glewen; and brother-in-law, Claryn Glewen.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Shirley Vant Hoff will be held Monday, June 6, 2016 at 11 a.m. at First Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Bruce Wilterdink officiating.


Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.

Special Thanks

The family wishes to thank Agnesian Hospice Hope for the wonderful care given to Shirley.

Memorial Contributions

The family requests memorials be directed to The Christian Home & Rehabilitation Center in Waupun.

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  1. Jean Tenpas Says: June 3, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    So sorry and you have our sincere sympathy, but remember she fought the good fight and won life eternal. Her smile and optimistic view of life will always be remembered and cherished!!! Jean and Arlen

  2. Dorothy & John Larson Says: June 4, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the family-

  3. Psstor Bob James Says: June 4, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Dear Arlyn and Family, I am deeply saddened to hear of your beloved Shirley’s passing. I was saw her as the picture of joy – knowing a true happiness in the midst of her many physical challenges because she trusted Jesus for her eternal life. Shirley always was eager to hear God’s Word read and spoken. She demonstrated a profound love for her Savior. Certainly now she knows fully the promise of Jesus in John 14:1-4
    “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”
    Face-to-face with Jesus, her joy is truly complete.

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