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John H. Vanderhoof

John H. Vanderhoof

February 3, 2019

John H. Vanderhoof, 68, of Ogema, WI, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 at his home, under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

A celebration of life will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at Spirit Baptist Church near Ogema, WI. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

John was born on Oct. 16, 1950 in Phillips to Norman and Elaine (Lundberg) Vanderhoof.  For the last 10 years John worked as a field enumerator for the Department of Agriculture.  He enjoyed working with and getting to know the farmers of Northern Wisconsin.  He had a love for traveling around the U.S. and enjoyed being a part of his church family.          

John is survived by his children, Jason (Melissa) Vanderhoof of Anchorage, AK, and Grace (Jeff) Shergalis of Madison, WI; grandson, Ethan Vanderhoof; sisters, Joyce (Richard) Hildebrand of Milford, IA, Louise Lukes, Susan (Dennis) Ochodnicky, and Nancy (Frank) Lukes of Ogema, WI; brother, Larry (Roni) Vanderhoof of Prentice, WI; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister Lynn Moriarity of Milwaukee, WI.

The family wishes to give a special thank you to Berean Baptist Church of Tomahawk and Spirit Baptist Church for their care for John and his family during this time.  Online condolences can be left at www.chippewavalleycremation.com

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” Psalm 23:6

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services—Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is serving the family.


One hour prior to the service at church.


11 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Spirit Baptist Church near Ogema, WI.

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  • Cathryn Abrajan John played an important role in the life of my brother Bruce and I, and I am forever grateful for his impact on us and his role of bringing us to church. He led us both to Christ, and made sure we had a way to get to church every week. He was a good friend and mentor to Bruce and meant a lot to our family. He will be dearly missed.

    February 8 at 8:33am

  • Richard & Marie Jeske Sorry for your loss as John will be greatly missed by his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. He is home with his LORD and Saviour and enjoying the fellowship of family and friends there. He will be missed by us at Berean Baptist, but one day we all shall see him.

    February 5 at 2:58pm

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