Nanno Hiemstra

Hiemstra, 95, of Waupun, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at The Christian
Home and Rehabilitation
in Waupun.


was born November 30, 1919 in Avon,
South Dakota
, the son
of David & Gertrude (Namminga) Hiemstra. On January 30, 1942 he married
Alice Coehoorn in Clinton,
. Shortly after their
marriage Nanno was drafted into Patton’s 3rd Army, 345th Infantry,
90th Division during WWII. Following WWII Nanno & Alice started
the family farm in Sharon, WI where they farmed for 21 years and then moved the
family farm to Brandon in 1969. Nanno
was a member of Bethel Reformed Church in Brandon
where he was a Sunday school teacher and served as Elder and Deacon.


is survived by: Alice, his wife of 73 years; six sons: Alvin (Carol) Hiemstra
of Beaver Dam, Wayne (Elaine) Hiemstra of Brandon, Les (Shelly) Hiemstra of
Brandon, Robert (fiancée Karen DeBoer) Hiemstra of Brandon, Lennis (Kay)
Hiemstra of Ripon, Arlin (Denise) Hiemstra of Brandon; three daughters:
Lorraine (Milt) Papke of Winneconne, Karen (Jerry) Eisenga of Randolph, Debbie
(special friend David Deaver) Hiemstra of Eldorado; 30 grandchildren: 44
great-grandchildren, 2 step- grand-children plus nine step-great-grandchildren,
plus one step great, great grandchild. 
Two sister-in-laws: Lucille Hiemstra of Springfield,
South Dakota; Elma Hiemstra of Orange City, Iowa; and several sister in-laws and
brothers-in-law plus many nieces and nephews.


was preceded in death by: His parents: David & Gertrude (Namminga)
Hiemstra; a Son in-law: Gordon Venema; two grandchildren: Robin Hiemstra and
Justin Eisenga; eight brothers: Jacob, Hiskis, Jacob, Hezekiah (Zeke), Charles,
his twin brother, Lolke (Lawrence), David and Jake; three
sisters: Edith Hiemstra; Grace Kuiper; Gertrude Coehoorn and several brother
and sister in-laws.


A memorial has been
established in Nanno’s name.


Funeral services for Nanno
Hiemstra will be held Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Reformed
Church in Brandon with Rev. John
Tilstra officiating.  Burial will follow
at Brandon Cemetery where military rites will be provided by American Legion
Post 210 of Waupun. Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday at
the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Saturday at the
church from 9:30 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