Karel Hoogendoorn, age 82, entered into rest on November 10, 2015 in Stockton. He was born on September 30, 1933 in Haastrecht, Netherlands. Karel immigrated to the United States in 1952, and was a resident of Manteca for 63 years.
Karel was preceded in death by his father, Dirk Hoogendoorn, his mother, Johanna Maria Graafland Hoogendoorn, brothers, Dirk and Johann Hoogendoorn, and sisters, Marie Oosterling, Jacoba Barneveld, Johanna Van Bemmel of the Netherlands, and Nancy Van Duyn of Ripon, CA, his granddaughters Amy Marie Hoogendoorn and Sara Hoogendoorn.
He is survived by his three sons and their wives, Ray and Linda Hoogendoorn of Hidden Valley, CA, Richard and Becky Hoogendoorn of Ripon, CA and Mark Hoogendoorn and Desiree Dowell of Manteca, CA, grandchildren, Jared and Andrea Hoogendoorn, Ryan Hoogendoorn, Jon and Roxi Hoogendoorn, Randy Hoogendoorn, Matthew Hoogendoorn, Colin Hoogendoorn, Chandler Hoogendoorn and Carsyn Hoogendoorn; great grandchildren, Jon Hoogendoorn Jr., Zoe Hoogendoorn, Luke Hoogendoorn, Alexzi Parrish, Mia Hoogendoorn, and Isabella Hoogendoorn. Karel also leaves behind his sisters, Wilhelmina Hendriksen and Janni Visser of the Netherlands.
Karel was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved to celebrate life, his greatest passions were singing and dancing. He traveled extensively across both Europe and the United States visiting family and friends. He was an outdoor enthusiast, loving to fish and camp. He was a craftsman, becoming a blacksmith at an early age and continued to weld and fabricate wrought iron throughout his life. He was a service technician for Sears for over 25 years, was a member of the Stockton German Choir.
PL Fry & Son Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hoogendoorn family.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 11 a.m at St. Paul’s UMC, 910 E. North Street, Manteca. In lieu of flowers, donations or remembrances may be made to The St. Paul’s Food Pantry. An online guestbook is available at www.plfryandson.com.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, November 17, 2015