Donald S. Hoogstra

January 12, 1916 - June 7, 2011
Donald S. Hoogstra

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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.


Saturday, June 11, 2011
12:00 AM

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600 Carolina Village Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • June 10, 2011
    Mary Lou Herlihy says:
    Dear Jean, Know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I remember seeing Don at the last Four Seasons volunteer gathering. Blessings on you all. Sincerely, Sr. Mary Lou Herlihy, Volunteer at Eliz. House

  • June 11, 2011
    Darlene Hartzog Davey says:
    Dear Jean and family, My heart aches for you at this sad time. I will always remember Don's kindness to me. Be comforted knowing you made him very happy. I'm sure he is with our Lord and helping in any way he can. Sincerely, Darlene

  • June 13, 2011
    Community Foundation of Henderson County says:
    The Board and Staff of the Community Foundation of Henderson County wish to express deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Don Hoogstra on the occasion of his recent passing.