Gilbert C. Hoogendoorn


Sioux Falls, South Dakota

October 14, 2021

Gilbert C. Hoogendoorn, 91, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at Alcester Care and Rehab Center in Alcester, South Dakota.

Funeral service was Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Porter Funeral Home, Rock Valley, Iowa, with interment in Valley View Cemetery. 

Gilbert C. Hoogendoorn was born Dec. 17, 1929, in Larchwood, Iowa, son of James and Hattie (Van Abbema) Hoogendoorn. 

On March 9, 1950, he married Hermina Koedam. He served in the U.S. Army from July 1952-June 1954. They farmed near Inwood, Iowa, before moving to Rock Valley in 1964. He was employed at Kooima Manufacturing and later began his own business, G & H Manufacturing. They moved to Sioux Falls in 1980 where he worked for Pace Manufacturing. His wife died Nov. 18, 2017.

Survivors include his son, Dan of Sioux Falls; three brothers, Alvin (Dolly) of Sioux Falls, Marvin (Ella) of Rock Valley and Jim (Marge) of Doon, Iowa; four sisters, Sylvia Fluit of Rock Valley, Arlene (Henry) Hoefakker of Sumas, Washington, Margie Van Tilburg of Inwood and Bernice Van Veldhuizen of Rock Valley; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Henrietta (Bill) Vande Weerd, and brothers-in-law, Wilmer Fluit, Tom Van Tilburg, Leonard Klarenbeek and Cornie Van Veldhuizen.

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