Hank tenCate

H. ten Cate web 2Hank tenCate, of Ogilvie, died on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at Kanabec Hospital in Mora. He was 88 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 20 at Lewis Lake Covenant Church with Rev. Bob DeYoung officiating.

VISITATION will be from 4:00-6:00 PM on Sunday, September 19th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home; plus 1 hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

BURIAL will be at Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie.

Hendrik “Hank” ten Cate, son of Frederick and Hendrika Maria (Hakkenhaar) ten Cate, was born January 8, 1922, near Dad’s Corner in McGrath, Minnesota. He grew up on the family farm and attended country school. After moving to Seattle, Washington, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines and served his country in the South Pacific during WWII aboard the U.S.S. Phoenix.

He was united in marriage to Gertrude Bos on June 21, 1946 at her family’s farm in Ogilvie. Hendrik and Gertrude raised four children and were self-employed as dairy farmers until their retirement.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on the farm. His passions included his American Legion Post and pitching horseshoes. Hank achieved numerous honors pitching shoes, among them were Idaho State Champion-Class C in 1985, and a National Championship in 2000. His love of pitching took him all over the West and Midwest. He was recently honored when the Ogilvie Lion’s Club dedicated their horseshoe pitching park in his name. He was a charter member of the Ogilvie American Legion, Post 640. He was a past commander, an honor guard member, and more recently served as chaplain. He was well known in the community and always had time to stop and tell a story or two.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Daniel Cayton.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gertrude; his children, Joan (Vance) Ericson, Faye Cayton, Rick (Patty) ten Cate all of Ogilvie, and Marie (Bob) Kastenbauer of Mora; grandchildren, Matt (Lori) Cayton, Ronda (Dan) Simon, Tim Cayton, Dana Cayton, Kim (Matt) Pitz, Lucas ten Cate, Brian Ericson, Phillip (Emily) Carlson, Stephanie ten Cate, Kelsie Carlson,Katie (fianc, Chris Uttke) Carlson, Tim (Amy) Kastenbauer, Dana ten Cate, and Lane (Mark) Schafer; 11 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

His funeral service was Monday, September 20, 2010 at the Lewis Lake Covenant Church with Rev. Bob DeYoung presiding. Pallbearers were his grandsons, Matt Cayton, Lucas ten Cate, Brian Ericson, Phillip Carlson, Tim Kastenbauer, and Tim Cayton.

Burial was in the Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie.

3 guestbook entries for Hank tenCate

  1. Jen Schmitt (Nehring) September 24, 2010 at 5:56 am #

    Rick, Joan, and families~ You are in my thoughts and prayers during this tough time. I haven’t seen your dad in years but when I seen the picture you posted it made me smile because that is how I remember him. Take Care!
    Love, Jen

  2. Samantha Visser September 24, 2010 at 2:33 pm #

    Our heart and thoughts go out to all of you.
    Hank will be missed.
    Love, Samantha, Cassie, and Christie

  3. Tim & Darcy September 27, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    Saying lots of prayers for Hank’s family! Have many great memories of working with Hank at Auctions and his ever present smile and good cheer. He will be greatly missed by many!!
    Tim & Darcy DeBoer

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