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Valdene M. Hoogervorst
(11-11-1924 - 10-26-2020)

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Valdene M. Hoogervorst, 95, of Elgin, Illinois, passed away on October 26, 2020, in her home. She was born on November 11, 1924, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Albert and Victoria (Kuklinski) Kucik.
She was employed by School District U-46 for many years as a teacher’s aide and was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Elgin. Valdene loved cardinals and the color red. She loved to sing, cook, and bake, and to frequently have breakfast for dinner. Most of all she loved to take care of her husband and her family. Valdene is predeceased by her loving husband Peter H. Hoogervorst of Elgin in 2012 after a marriage of 64 years, her parents, and her brother Martin (Dolores) Kucik and sister Armella (Harry) Grebb. She is survived by her son Peter Host of Orland Hills, Illinois, her daughter Valdene Ortiz of Elgin, her daughter Victoria Hoogervorst (Sambo) of Elgin, and her son Paul (Monica) Hoogervorst of Batavia, Illinois, as well as her grandchildren Tony, Erik, Matthew, Amanda, Kasey, and Adam, her great grandchildren Antoinette, Lee Anne, and Justin, and her brother Wish (Shirley) Kucik. Due to today’s environment, a memorial mass will be held at a later date, with inurnment at Laird Funeral Home in Elgin and later interment at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.

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