Joanne Elgersma

Date of Death: Mar 16, 2013
Joanne Elgersma
[highlight_text] (1938 – 2013) [/highlight_text] Joanne Elgersma, 74, of Arpin, WI died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Bethel Center where she resided.


[leftcolumn] Joanne was born November 16, 1938 in Chicago the daughter of William and Angean Voss Hoekstra. On May 6, 1960 she married Andrew Elgersma in Delavan, WI. Following their marriage the couple resided in Ontario, Canada until 1977 at which time they moved to Wisconsin Rapids and became dairy farmers. In 2006 they retired and moved to Waupun. Joanne was a member of Grace United Reformed Church in Waupun.

Joanne is survived by four children, William (Patricia) Elgersma of Greenwood, WI, Robert (Hannah) Elgersma of Vesper, WI, Sharon Elgersma of Chino, CA, and David (Kimberly) Elgersma of Vesper, WI; ten grandchildren, Michelle (Chris) Putney, Julia, Rachel, Brittany and Alicia Elgersma, Karmen (and fiancé Stephen Berg), Calvin and Katrina Elgersma, and Ethan and Danielle Elgersma; a brother, Henry (Loie) Hoekstra of New Era, MI; a sister, Nell Ann (John) Slinkman of Vesper, WI; and nieces and nephews.

Joanne was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew; her mom, Anna Hoekstra; and her parents.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives of Joanne Elgersma may call on the family on Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Joanne Elgersma will be held Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 12 noon at Grace United Reformed Church with Rev. Talman Wagenmaker officiating.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.



  1. Elfrieda Vriezen Says: March 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Joanne and I have been friends since early teens, growing up in the same church. Both Joanne and Andy were very dear to me. I, along with my sister Eda, send our sincere condolences to their children, as well as Nell Ann, Henry and families. May the God of all comfort sustain you and give you His peace.

    Elfrieda Vriezen
    Delavan, WI 53115

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