Always Caring, Always There



John Andrew Hogewoning

February 10, 1964 ~ July 14, 2019 (age 55)

John Andrew Hogewoning




John Andrew Hogewoning, age 55, of Hammond, entered into the gates of heaven on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

He is survived by: two sisters: Patricia Hogewoning and Sylvia (Orrin) Langdon; one brother, Vanson (Jen) Van Pelt; niece, Tammy (Todd) Kinney; nephews: Karl (Ralesha) Hogewoning, Dalton and Brian Van Pelt, Daniel (Bethany) Smith; Edward, Vanson Kevin (Asami) Van Pelt, Keith Van Pelt, Joshua and Walter Smith; great nieces and great nephews: Megan (fiancée Will) Kinney, Tyler Kinney, Desiree & Liv Hogewoning, Yuki & Kaito Van Pelt , Amelia & Thaddeus Smith. Preceded in death by his parents, Carl Hogewoning and Patricia Hogewoning Van Pelt; brother Karl Hogewoning and sister Pamela Hogewoning.

 Friends are invited to meet with the family for a memorial visitation on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave. Hammond (Hessville). A service to celebrate John’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Shawn Cornett officiating.

John was born and raised in Hammond. He has lived in Hammond/Kentucky/Florida and then back to his hometown Hammond.  John was a people person and made friends where ever he went. He was a Carpenter and loved what he did and always enjoyed helping others. John enjoyed listening to music, driving fast, camping, and last but not least drinkin’ a beer or three! He also loved his dogs. John was a go with the flow type of guy and loved spending time with his family.  He will long be remembered as a loving and generous brother, uncle and friend, always willing to help others. He is so loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew him!  For additional information contact Bocken Funeral Home 219-844-1600 or

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