Edward Arie Hoogeveen Sr., 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 26, 2022 at his home in Manteca, CA.
Edward Arie Hoogeveen Sr. was born to Arie and Bep Hoogeveen on November 02, 1940 in Alphen aan den Rijn, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. After living in the Netherlands as a child he immigrated to the United States in his late teens with his family in 1957. Edward started out working on dairies in Southern California as a dairyman milking cows. He also started becoming an avid bodybuilder and had a great appreciation for nice cars. This is when he owned his prized pontiac low-riding show car. This is also the time he met the first love of his life, Harmke Bouma. Edward and Harmke were Married April, 1968. While living in Southern California they had two sons, Edward Arie Jr. (1969) and John Rene (1971). John Rene tragically passed away shortly after birth. In 1971 Edward and his family moved north to Manteca, CA where they purchased an Almond ranch. Edward then started working at Nestle Coffee Company Plant in 1972 in Ripon , CA. He worked there from 1972-1994 when it closed. During this time they welcomed two more children Jonathan Brian (1977) and Christina Ann (1981) to the family. Edward and Harmke worked hard together raising their family up in a strong Christian faith household. After the death of his first wife in 2002, Edward met the second love of his life Cobie Jesse and they were married in 2003. Edward loved people and would always offer to give a hug, or invite people over for lunch after church. He sang hymns with all of his heart for all to hear. His faith was strong and he was very involved in his church at Calvary
Reformed Church in Ripon. He was a Sunday school teacher, Deacon, Elder, greeter, and Bible study leader. He loved his Lord, family, friends, his Dutch heritage, Pro wrestling, animals, Art, windmills, and model trains. He was a great son, brother, husband, father, Opa, and friend. His legacy of faith will live on through his family to which he was the example.
He is survived by his children, Edward Arie Hoogeveen Jr.(Julie), Jonathan Hoogeveen (Megan), Christina Mazerac. He will be dearly missed by his nine grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Jake, Arie (Mary), Margaret, and Tena.
Deegan Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Hoogeveen family. A graveside service is scheduled for Friday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at Ripon Cemetery followed by a memorial service at
11:00 a.m. at Calvary
Reformed Church in Ripon.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, May 21, 2022