Jack V. Bogaert, 77, of Zolfo Springs, Fla., and formerly of Indianapolis, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
He was born in Moline, Ill., to Frank V. and Helen Gustus Bogaert.
Jack attended Purdue University, and graduated with his bachelor’s degree in engineering. He worked as a Sales Representative for John M. Glass manufacturing for numerous years. Thirty-four years ago, Jack met and fell in love with Sharon Judge at the Indianapolis Ski Club, and they soon married. Over the years, Jack and Sharon spent time traveling, including a trip to the Panama Canal, and many visits across the miles to see children and grandchildren. He was a family man; a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Jack enjoyed spending time relaxing and fishing at his lake house on Lake Freeman, Ind., and always found time to take the grandkids fishing. He and Sharon began coming to DeSoto County, Fla., eight years ago, and became full-time residents in 2010. Jack was a fun-loving guy and enjoyed playing golf, cards and being a handyman. Even throughout his 14-year battle with cancer, he always kept going, smiling and exuding pure positivity. Jack was a member of the Foundry Men’s Association and the Moose Club in Arcadia, Fla. He was of the Catholic faith, but often attended Sunday services at Toby’s RV Park.
Jack is survived by his beloved wife, Sharon Bogaert of Zolfo Springs; sons, Steven (Nancy) Bogaert of Frankfort, Ill., David (Jennifer) Bogaert of Port St. Joe, Fla., and Phil (Michelle) Hale of Indianapolis; daughters, Barbara (Brian) Osborn of Indianapolis, and Dana (Eyal) Tabib of Cooper City, Fla.; sister, Barbara (Dan) VanTrese of Port St. Joe; grandchildren, Christopher, Joseph, Isabelle and Joel Bogaert, Gabriella, Daniel and Samuel Tabib, and Stephen Osborn.
A celebration of life service will be held at a future date. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com.
Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.