THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Kevin D. Hoogesteger
Issue Date: May 11, 2022
Kevin Donald Hoogesteger, 36, of Appleton, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2022.
He grew up most of his life in Idaho, where he graduated from high school and completed some college courses, including having a CDL. He worked many jobs, but was mostly well-known for working as a chef. He fell in love with his soulmate, Beth Mattrisch and moved to Appleton to be with her in 2017.
He volunteered at local pantries, was a quiet guy with a huge heart, had a love for music and when he played his guitars, people would mistake him for the radio.
He loved to cook and bake with his wife, he enjoyed spending time with her and their girls, Shadow, Ellie and Chloe and the couple was inseparable. He had a love for animals, nature and studying the Bible and attended Radiant Fellowship until Covid hit and then attended online.
He enjoyed traveling, painting ceramics, doing crafts and learning about computers and gaming. He had a big heart and helped people with disabilities. He enjoyed spending time with and helping Brad, his brother-in-law with cerebral palsy, who preceded him in death two years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Beth Mattrisch-Hoogesteger; his father, Steve Hoogesteger; grandmother, Joyce Hoogesteger; sister, Kendra Hoogesteger; his mother, Barbara Hoogesteger (Randy); grandfather, Joseph Jones; brother, William Holmes (Victoria); nephews, Kenny, Sean and Johnathan Holmes; his in-laws, Tim and Brenda Johnson and Bruce and Sarah Mattrisch and nieces, Bridget Johnson, Nicole Wolfe and Rebecca Johnson.
Family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, May 13 at Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home in Coleman, to give his family time to travel. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will be at First Baptist Cemetery in Pound, following the service. Online condolences can be made at www.rhodescharapata.com