Joanne Elgersma

Joanne Elgersma, 74, of Arpin, WI died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Bethel Center where she resided.


was born November 16, 1938 in Chicago the daughter of William and
Angean Voss Hoekstra. On May 6, 1960 she married Andrew Elgersma in
Delavan, WI.  Following their marriage the couple resided in Ontario,
Canada until 1977 at which time they moved to Wisconsin Rapids and
became dairy farmers. In 2006 they retired and moved to Waupun.  Joanne
was a member of Grace United Reformed Church in Waupun.


is survived by four children, William (Patricia) Elgersma of Greenwood,
WI, Robert (Hannah) Elgersma of Vesper, WI, Sharon Elgersma of Chino,
CA, and David (Kimberly) Elgersma of Vesper, WI; ten grandchildren,
Michelle (Chris) Putney, Julia, Rachel, Brittany and Alicia Elgersma,
Karmen (and fiancé Stephen Berg), Calvin and Katrina Elgersma, and Ethan
and Danielle Elgersma; a brother, Henry (Loie) Hoekstra of New Era, MI;
a sister, Nell Ann (John) Slinkman of Vesper, WI; and nieces and


Joanne was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew; her mom, Anna Hoekstra; and her parents.


services for Joanne Elgersma will be held Thursday, March 21, 2013 at
12 noon at Grace United Reformed Church with Rev. Talman Wagenmaker
officiating.  Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun. 
Friends and relatives of Joanne Elgersma may call on the family on
Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.


Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family.  Please visit our website at for further information and to send condolences.