Raymond Jacob Hoogendoorn
Graveside Inurnment Service
with military honors
11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 29, 2017
Wamego City Cemetery
Raymond Jacob Hoogendoorn, 74, of Wamego, Kansas, died Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was a long-time resident of the area.
Ray was born August 6, 1941, in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the son of Leon Hoogendoorn and Cladie Larssen Hoogendoorn-Johnson. He attended local schools and graduated from Emporia High School . Ray then enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. After a time as an enlisted man, Ray qualified for the MECEP program and served as an officer. Ray reached the rank of Captain in the Marines and served twenty years including two tours in Viet Nam. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Geomorphology.
After Ray’s retirement from military service, He worked as a car conditioner and then owned and operated Wamego Computer Store. As part of this computer work, he worked with Kaw Valley Bank and Trust Company setting up and maintaining their computer systems.
Ray was a rock hound and enjoyed collecting, cutting and polishing various rocks and gems. He also was a talented wood carver and leather worker. He was known for his hand carved walking sticks. Ray was a methodical person and was always interested in learning new things and keeping abreast with computer advancements. He was an active member of the Wamego Lions Club.
Ray married Dixie Taggart on June 1, 1963, in Olpe, Kansas. She survives at their home.
He is also survived by his children, Jon Paul, Great Falls, Virginia, and Tami Nichols (David), Spring Hill, Kansas; his grandchildren, Allie Paul, Campbell Paul, Brody Paul, Andy Shields, Zachary Shields and Emily Shields; his brother, Warren Hoogendoorn, Wichita; brothers-in-law, Phil Taggart (Barb), Wamego, Jack Zeller, Topeka; sister-in-law, Jan Taggart, Zeandale. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Patsy Ortloff and Calvin Hoogendoorn and brother and sisters-in-law, Jerry Taggart, Sandra Zeller, and Margaret Taggart.
Graveside inurnment funeral services with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Wamego City Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Wamego Lions Club, and those may be sent in care of Campanella-Evans Mortuary. Online condolences may be made at www.campanellafuneral.com