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Hattie Janett Hathaway, 93, passed away Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at home under the care of Faith Hospice, with her family at her side.

The daughter of Thomas & Vivian (Cole) Hogendyk, she was born January 25, 1926 in Grand Rapids. Tootie was a graduate of Creston High and Grand Rapids Community College. She was a prominent member of both St. Alphonsus Co- Redemptorist and Catherine Care Center, and also an active UAW union member for over 25 years. She retired from Lear Seigler Aerospace Instrument, Flight Controls Division after 32 years.  

Tootie was a life long animal lover. She contributed to many various charities throughout the years. Her favorite times were those spent camping at Pentwater State Park when her children were young.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Donald Hathaway, D.C. Thompson, and Fred Boogert. She is survived by her children, Mary Flickinger, Donna & Chuck Bobo, and Mike & Cathy Hathaway; special stepson, Fred & Sharon VandenBoogert; brother-in-law, George Hathaway; seven grandchildren; one step-grandson; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and numerous extended family members.

Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 3627 Linden Avenue  S.E., Wyoming, 49548.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Tootie’s memory to God’s Kitchen. 

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Tootie’s online guestbook or share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation and Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Kathryn on May 25, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Cathy and Mike, May peace and comfort fill your hearts in the knowledge that you loved your mother unconditionally and filled her life with joy. As she was the best mother, you were the best kids, always keeping her best interests at heart.

  2. Kathy T. on May 31, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    I only knew Hattie a few short years. We connected because Hatties brother and my father used to ride in the same motorcycle group before being called to WWII. We shared pictures, shared memories of loved ones, and had some great lunches together. She was a sweet and kind lady and will be missed.

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