Michael Hoogerwerf


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Posted Online: May 07, 2013, 4:59 pm
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Michael J. Hoogerwerf, 59, of Ankeny, Iowa, formerly of Atkinson, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.
A memorial service celebrating Michael's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, at Vandemore Funeral Homes, Geneseo. The Rev. Gerald Aloran will officiate. Per his request, cremation rites will be accorded. Inurnment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo, where military honors will be accorded by Geneseo VFW Post 5083. Visitation for Michael will be held one hour before the service, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the Geneseo Humane Society.
Michael was born Feb. 16, 1954, in Geneseo, the son of Alvin and Barbara Lempke Hoogerwerf. He was a 1972 graduate of Atkinson High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy Seabees. He had been united in marriage to Rebecca Robinder and later to Anna Parr.
Michael worked at the John Deere Des Moines Works as an equipment operator for 32 years, retiring in 2012. He enjoyed fishing and all animals, especially his cat.
Survivors include his daughter, Dawn Gooch, Des Moines; son, Aric (Dru) Hoogerwerf, Nevada, Iowa; two grandchildren, Skylar and Sidney Hoogerwerf; his mother, Barbara Hoogerwerf, Atkinson; a sister, JoAnn Borkgren, Silvis; a brother, Rob (Pam) Hoogerwerf, Geneseo; and several nieces and nephews. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Alvin; and brother, Paul Hoogerwerf.
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