Edward Arie Hoogeveen Sr. (82) passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on
04/26/2022 at his home in Manteca,CA.
Edward Arie Hoogeveen Sr. was born to Arie and Bep Hoogeveen on November 02, 1940 in
Alphen aan den Rijn, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. After living in the Netherlands as a child
he immigrated to the United States in his late teens with his family in 1957. Edward started
out working on dairies in Southern California as a dairyman milking cows. He also started
becoming an avid bodybuilder and had a great appreciation for nice cars. This is when he
owned his prized pontiac low-riding show car. This is also the time he met the first love of his
life, Harmke Bouma. Edward and Harmke were Married April, 1968. While living in
Southern California they had 2 sons, Edward Arie Jr. (1969) and John Rene (1971). John
Rene tragically passed away shortly after birth. In 1971 Edward and his family moved north
to Manteca, CA where they purchased an Almond ranch. Edward then started working at
Nestle Coffee Company Plant in 1972 in Ripon , CA. He worked there from 1972-1994 when
it closed. During this time they welcomed two more children Jonathan Brian (1977) and
Christina Ann (1981) to the family. Edward and Harmke worked hard together raising their
family up in a strong Christian faith household. After the death of his first wife in 2002,
Edward met the second love of his life Cobie Jesse and they were married in 2003. Edward
loved people and would always offer to give a hug, or invite people over for lunch after
church. He sang hymns with all of his heart for all to hear. His faith was strong and he was
very involved in his church at Calvary Reformed Church in Ripon. He was a Sunday school
teacher, Deacon, Elder, greeter, and Bible study leader. He loved his Lord, family, friends,
his Dutch heritage, Pro wrestling, animals, Art, windmills, and model trains. He was a great
son, brother, husband, father, Opa, and friend. His legacy of faith will live on through his
family to which he was the example.
He is survived by his children, Edward Arie Hoogeveen Jr.(Julie), Jonathan Hoogeveen
(Megan), Christina Mazerac. He will be dearly missed by his 9 grandchildren and 6 great
He is also survived by his Siblings Jake, Arie(Mary), Margaret, and Tena.
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