Harold W. Hartgerink
Hartgerink, 87, of Waupun, died Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Marvin’s Manor in
Brandon where he resided for a short time.
was born March 3, 1927, the son of Henry and Helena Kastein Hartgerink. He
served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952 where he operated heavy equipment. On
July 6, 1951 he married Mary Van Loo in Brandon. The couple lived most of their
married life in Waupun where they raised their family. Harold was employed by
the State of Wisconsin prison system as a Correctional Officer where he retired
in 1984. He was a member of First Reformed Church in Waupun. He led an active
life where he coached little league. He enjoyed being Santa Claus to many
Waupun children for many years, as well as enjoyed bowling, snowmobiling, golfing,
and especially traveling to Texas with his wife. He also loved helping family
and friends, especially on the farm.
survived by his wife, Mary, of 63 years; two sons: Jeff (Michelle) Hartgerink
of Montana and Fred (Nikki) Hartgerink of Minnesota; a daughter, Kimberly
(Matthew) Zuehlke of Coloma; eight grandchildren: Amanda Hartgerink, Regen
Zemke, Brittney, Danielle, Alicia, and Olivia Zuehlke, Frank Lopez, and Julia
Floor; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Lloyd (Helen) Hartgerink of Waupun;
a sister, Ardis Redeker of Brandon; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Hartgerink of
was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Milton; and a sister, Kathryn
services for Harold W. Hartgerink will be held Monday, October 13, 2014 at 11
a.m. at First Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Bob James officiating.
Friends and relatives may call on the family on Sunday at Werner-Harmsen
Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 10 a.m.
until the time of service.
thanks for the kindness shown to Harold while he was at Marvin’s Manor in both
Waupun and Brandon, and also to the 2nd floor nurses at Waupun
Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at
www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send