Hiemstra, 95, of Waupun, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at The Christian
was born November 30, 1919 in
of David & Gertrude (Namminga) Hiemstra. On January 30, 1942 he married
Alice Coehoorn in
marriage Nanno was drafted into Patton’s 3rd Army, 345th Infantry,
90th Division during WWII. Following WWII Nanno & Alice started
the family farm in
family farm to
was a member of Bethel Reformed Church in
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
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
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.
Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at
www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send