Horace "Hoey" Paarlberg
August 21, 1923 - September 19, 2020
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Tuesday 9/29
Private Graveside Service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Kirklin, IN

Horace “Hoey” Paarlberg August 21, 1923—September 19, 2020   Born on family property in Lansing (South Holland), Illinois Hoey spent his first years in the Dutch community of South Holland, surrounded by family. South Holland, now a suburb of Chicago, was founded in 1846 by his Great-grandmother, the Widow Paarlberg. He was the youngest of…

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Harry L Pearson left a message on December 25, 2020:
It's been three months since 'Hoey' passed away. Unfortunately I didn't know until later, but he was a great friend---I owe his so much. I worked on a farm in Illinois for two years in the early 60's, and thanks to the recommendation of a mutual friend, Hoey hired me, almost sight unseen, and brought me to the Purdue Animal Science Department to work. It was a big deal to meet the Ag Dean, Earl Butz, and receive his approval! I had the opportunity to work closely with Hoey for five years, until I returned to the home farm. I couldn't have asked for a greater person to work along side of. He made working there fun. We continued to stay in touch over the years, and I looked forward to his annual Christmas letters---and always with a personal note inside. We always followed that up with a lengthy phone conversation. Wonderful memories, a great friend! I know he will be missed by family and friends. Harry L Pearson,
Daniel Dawes left a message on October 28, 2020:
Hoey was a great man. When I was an undergraduate, trying to find my way and learn the art of leadership, he was an advisor to the fraternity and became a mentor. His legacy will live on though he will be missed.
Chris & Donna Larson left a message on October 10, 2020:
We just learned of Hoey's passing. We are sorry for your loss. Hoey was a kind, sweet man. We loved his Christmas letters! He leaves behind many special memories.
Max T Rodibaugh left a message on September 30, 2020:
Hoey was a friend of my father, Jack and it was always fun to see hem together-joking and teasing each other. He was always welcoming to the younger generation. I'll remember his warm greeting and welcoming smile!
Bill Butz left a message on September 28, 2020:
Stopping back through West Lafayette several times a year, I found Hoey always cheerful and delighted to share perspectives on how the world's problems could be fixed. He was a joy to be with, and I'll miss him.
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(Pat & Butch) Vaughn Kuhns left a message on September 27, 2020:
To all of The Paarlberg Family, We grieve with you on your loss and pray that your hearts are held close to Jesus as you relive and search your memories of the good times. Love Pat & Butch "Neighbor"
LESLIE MARTIN CONWELL left a message on September 23, 2020:
Hoey and Millie are such an important part of the legacy of the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. I have such fond memories of them through the years. Condolences from TCHA.
Reta and Richard Karner left a message on September 22, 2020:
Many years of fond memories and much Love.
Mike and Beth Adams left a message on September 22, 2020:
We offer our condolences and prayers to Lee and his family.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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