Donald S. Hoogstra, 95, of Carolina Village, died Tuesday, June 7, at Pardee Hospital . A native of Detroit , Michigan , he had lived in Birmingham , Michigan prior to moving to Hendersonville in 1978. He was a graduate of the Detroit Institute of Technology and was employed by General Motors for 42 years, retiring as Director of Raw Material Procurement. A prize-winning photographer and avid watercolor artist, he also was a 15-year volunteer for Four Seasons Compassion for Life, a volunteer at the Free Clinic, the Hendersonville Community Co-op and served on the board of Interfaith Assistance Ministry. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. His first wife, Lois Hoogstra, passed away in 1995.
Mr. Hoogstra is survived by his wife of 15 years, Jean Hoogstra; a daughter, Jan Sansom of Detroit, Michigan; a son, Craig Hoogstra and his wife Marcia of Washington, DC; a sister, Ruth Hoffman and her husband Jack of Pinellas Park, Florida; four grandchildren, Ken, Karen, Corrie and Dirk, and nine great-grandchildren, Justin, Starr, Riley, Kasi, Owen, Ava, Cecilia, Tanner and Wyatt.
A memorial service will be held 2pm Saturday, June 11, at Carolina Village Hall. Rev. Mark Stanley will officiate. The family will receive friends at a reception at Carolina Village following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Compassion For Life, 571 S. Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731, Interfaith Assistance Ministry (IAM), P.O. Box 2562 Hendersonville, NC 28793 or the Free Clinic, 841 Case St., Hendersonville, NC 28792.
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