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Orville Edward Hoag, age 71, of Wyoming, Michigan, went to be with the lord on April 21, 2021, from Covid Pheumonia at Metro Hospital. He is now with his heavenly father.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Esther; children, Don and Sonia Hoag of Kentwood, Harold and Jennifer Hoag of Delton, Ginger and Hector of Wyoming; grandkids, Daniel, Matthew and Mackenzine, Joshua and Katelynn, and Jonathon and Jasmin; sisters, Vera Gibbs and Elva Hoag; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Orville was preceded in death by his parents, George and Dorothy; siblings, John, Harold, and Shirley; and daughter-in-law, Sonia Hoag.

He was a security guard for a bank years ago and loved it. Orville loved doing puzzles, listening to music, recording TV shows and movies for him and Esther to watch, and above all spending time with his kids and grand kids. He loved his family and was a very caring and funny man who enjoyed trying to make people laugh. He loved going to Church with his wife and seeing their friends at Grace Reformed Church. Over the last few years of his life he touched so many lives and will always be loved and never forgotten. He was a man of many words and fun stories.

Psalm 23:
1-The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2-He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3-He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the
paths of rightousness for his name’s sake.
4-Yea, thought I walk throught the valley of
death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with
me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5-Thou preparest a table before me in the
presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my
head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6-Surely goodness and the mercy shall follow me
all days fo my life: and I will dwell in the
house of the LORD forever.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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  1. James L LaPonsie on April 23, 2021 at 11:35 am

    I never had the chance to meet you Mr. Hoag but your son Don is my great friend and brother in Christ. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and may you rest in PARADISE in PEACE

  2. Annette Jeff Preston Kessler on April 23, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    I love you so much and just wish that I could have seen you and hugged you one more time I will missing you so much you goofy old man.

  3. tina on April 23, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    i love and gonna miss u making me laugh wish i could have seen u more then i did. love u lots.

  4. Kayla on April 23, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    I miss you so much wish I could’ve seen you one last time 😞 love you bunches

  5. Loretta on April 26, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Wow I don’t know what to start I just can’t believe this is happening I can’t believe we’re going through this I’m sure going to miss you more than ever I’m okay 1 minute then the next minute I’m emotional I just can’t wrap my head around the fact that you’re gone I didn’t get a chance to see you I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye I don’t know how I’m going to do it it’s just so unreal. I love you old man and I’m going to miss playing cards with you and just hearing you tell the stories nobody could tell old family stories like you that’s for sure you will definitely the light of the party’s being our DJ when we had big parties. I love you and I’m going to miss you rip gone but never ever forgotten

  6. Ginger on April 26, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Ok, here it goes. Well dad your life started out rough and you made a change for the better. Not many people got the pleasure of watching you change for the better and you became the best dad and grandpa you could be. I was not ready for this day. We have gotten so close you were my best friend. You touched more lives than you will ever know. You always took a bad or sad day and made people smile. You were the jokester of this family. This family was like a puzzle and now your the missing piece. You will forever be in our hearts. I will always look up when I have a bad day or when I’m sad and know that your watching me telling me it will be ok daughter, I’m still in your heart. You will be telling me don’t cry it’s never good bye, it’s always see you later. I was your angel here on earth and now your mine up above. I Love You now and forever. I will miss you always. See you later, papa.

  7. Don Hoag on April 27, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Dad I love you I miss you I was always a daddys boy and you always thought me the right things to do and thought me to love my family like no other thank you for being my best growing up you may be gone but there is no way you will ever be forgotten there is so many people that is better known you and that you touched their hearts you maybe our home a home to so many of my friends growing up with no questions ask you gave a life to so many people with ur love and your heart we cry hard and miss you hard but thats all because we loved hard. You may not have been perfect but you showed me and others how you have changed to become the man you was and is thank you for being a great father and and being a good friend love you daddy and my wonderful friend

  8. David Gritter on April 27, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    Mr. Hoag,
    I never had the chance to meet you that I can recall. However, I feel like I know you a bit. You see, I had the opportunity to work with your daughter Ginger for several years. The family resemblance is spot on. The other reason why I feel like I know you is because Ginger must have taken after you with the jokes and trying to make people smile. You have left her a legacy to which I’m sure she is proud of.
    I pray for peace for all the family members left behind. This is only our temporary dwelling place. Until we meet in God’s kingdom, I look forward to meeting you there. Rest In Peace Sir!

  9. Patricia Field on April 27, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    I don’t know what to say uncle , but love you and will miss your smiles and you been goofy all the time 😭😭😭😭😭 still really has not hit me but I can fill it coming when not shire . anyways see you in the years to come , sorry I couldn’t get down to see you more like I us to.your oldest nice Patricia

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