John Wayne Hoogendoorn

July 28, 1942January 12, 2023
Obituary of John Wayne Hoogendoorn
John Wayne Hoogendoorn was born in LeMars Iowa July 28, 1942, to Gilbert and Winnie (Spyksma) Hoogendoorn. His family, including three older sisters, Glenda, Doris, and Margie, farmed there until John was ten, when they moved to California. There, another sister, Audrey, and brother Warren were born. John grew up on the campus of Mount San Antonio Junior College where he learned to love sports of all kinds, basketball in particular. John was drafted in 1964 and spent two years in the Army in Germany. He was so lucky to be appointed Post Athletic Director, where he played and organized sports to his heart's content. After coming home, he married and had four children: Andrea, Michelle, John and Travis. He worked at a variety of jobs, including Police Officer and bowling alley owner, in CA, MI, and ID, always helping at relatives' dairy farms in between. Eventually he settled into the dairy industry himself in Idaho. He ended his career in dairy feed sales there. John retired with his second wife, Peggy and they lived in Mackey ID and Wellton AZ for 8 years until she passed away. During that time he bowled competitively in Senior bowling leagues and earned two 299 rings and two 300 rings. He was an avid college football and basketball fan and followed the NFL and NBA his whole life. He met Joy, also widowed, when she came to Wellton from Alberta to visit friends. They chose Sun Lakes as home because it was "close to the airport." They were married at Sun Lakes December 12, 2012 and were blessed with ten beautiful years together. Travelling, golfing, fishing, dancing, cooking and eating good food made those years fly by too fast. John has lost his battle with cancer but gained a home in heaven. He leaves behind his loving wife Joy, his four children, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren as well as Joy's three sons , eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. He will be remembered as a fun loving, adventurous soul with a kind, generous and loving heart. Loved beyond words, missed beyond measure. A Celebration of Life will be held at Sun Lakes Community Church on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 10 a.m. with interment at a later date at the National Veterans' Cemetery, Phoenix AZ. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Foundation. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Hoogendoorn family.

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