Gilbert Henry Hoogensen (April 21, 2016)

11609 Photo oval R4June 25, 1919 ~ April 21, 2016

MEMORIAL VISITATION DETAILS
Thursday, April 28, 2016
2:00-8:00 PM
Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home
Harlan, IA
(get directions)
The family will be present to greet friends from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Funeral Home.

MEMORIAL SERVICE DETAILS
Friday, April 29, 2016
10:30 AM
Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home
Harlan, IA
(get directions)
Burial of ashes will be in the Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville, IA

SURVIVORS
1 Daughter – Rita (Mike) Whiteley of Longmont, CO
Other Relatives & Friends

Gilbert Henry Hoogensen, son of Hans Hansen and Sena Christena (Behrens) Hoogensen, was born on June 25, 1919, in rural Jacksonville, Iowa. He attended school at Jackson #9 country school through the eighth grade and then worked as a hired man for area farmers. As a young man, Gilbert enjoyed playing men’s softball and baseball for the Jacksonville teams. On September 12, 1940, Gilbert married Arlene Margery Nissen at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville. Gilbert began farming with his father-in-law, Holger Nissen, just east of Jacksonville.

Gilbert worked as a rural mail carrier for the Postal Service for many years. He and Arlene also had an antique shop on the farm, and they enjoyed restoring antiques and greeting customers. In 1984, they retired to Harlan, Iowa. Gilbert remained in his Harlan home following Arlene’s death on June 9, 1999, until November 2014, when he became a resident of the Salem Lutheran Home in Elk Horn, Iowa.

Gilbert was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville. His favorite pastime was brewing homemade beer.

Gilbert H. Hoogensen died on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, Iowa. He had reached the age of 96 years, 9 months, and 27 days.

Preceding Gilbert in death were his parents; his wife, Arlene Hoogensen; and one brother, Victor Hoogensen. He is survived by one daughter, Rita (Mike) Whiteley of Longmont, Colorado; and other relatives and friends.

The memorial service was held on Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, with Pastor Ron Rasmussen of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Jacksonville, Iowa, officiating and providing special music. Inurnment was held in the Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.burmeisterjohannsen.com.

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2 Responses to Gilbert Henry Hoogensen (April 21, 2016)

  1. Vicki Camery Weber says:

    RIP Gilbert. We enjoyed visiting and sharing the Bounce! Consoles to Rita and Mike.
    Vicki Camery Weber

  2. Mary Lou Webber says:

    We’ve lost one of the best, a true Viking spirit! Hugs to all the Hoogensen clan in Iowa from your Virginia cousins. Viola’s kids, Mary Lou, Anne Sidsel and Jim

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