Jacque Roger Dhooge

September 30, 1937March 30, 2017

Jacque R. Dhooge, 79, who was a resident of Overland Park, Kansas for 53 years, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017 with his family present. Jacque was born September 30, 1937 in Berwyn, Illinois. He was the son of Rene and Godlieve VandenDorpe-Dhooge. A graduate of Rose Hulman Institute in Terre Haute, Indiana as an Electrical Engineer and then later earned his Professional Engineering certificate. He moved to Johnson County in 1964 with the love of his life, Audrey Wojcik-Dhooge. They have been married for 55 wonderful years. His greatest accomplishment was his patent for the "platter" used in Drive-in's and Movie Theatres. He worked for Wilcox Electric and then as Executive Vice President for Creative Controls until he retired in 1993. His love for his children and grand-children was immeasurable. We referred to him as "Mr. Fix It" and he always took pride in everything he fixed. In addition, he spent his time being an Amateur Radio Operator, call sign N0DJR, traveling, league bowling, and had a large passion for trains including model railroading. He always spoke of the past with a smile, saying "in my day," but his proudest pastime was his 1972 Javelin! It is where he learned to use his horn for his brakes. Jacque was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers (Rene Jr., Lucien and Russell). He is survived by his wife Audrey, son Tom and wife Kristi Dhooge, daughter Susan and husband Jeff Johnson, and six grandchildren Jaeson Campbell, Vikki Dhooge, Samantha, Jessica, Alexis, and Nicholas Johnson. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity in his name. Services will be held at Cure of Ars Church, 9401 Mission Rd., Leawood KS. Visitation starts at 10 AM, and Mass at 11 AM Wednesday, April 5. Burial following services at Mt Moriah Cemetery, 10507 Holmes Rd. A luncheon will follow at Cure of Ars Church in the Father Burak room. Condolences may be left at Arrangements under the direction of Mt Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 5, 2017
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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chad gerlt musical theater heritage

April 10, 2017

very sad to hear about one of our favorite theater patrons. god be with you. we love ya.

Christine Waters

April 5, 2017

What an amazing husband, father and grandfather. I am so glad to have known him and will always remember him as a strong, yet gentle man.

Jan Johnson

April 4, 2017

Nothing can take away the love of a father and husband but grief is replaced by the love of jesus.

Jan Johnson

April 4, 2017

Nothing can take away the love of a father or husband but grief can be replaced by the love of Jesus.

April 3, 2017

Mum (Marie-Thérèse Vandendorpe: daughter of the brother of Oscar Vandendorpe) and myself (Françoise Veys) are deeply touched by the passing away of Jacque. I personally remember him very well from my two months stay in the States back in 1972. It may seem long ago but I never forgot his kind hospitality. We wish to present you our most heartfelt condolences.

Brenda Carter

April 2, 2017

May you be given the courage and support as you grief the lost of your loved one.