Henry "Hank" Kuiken, 86, of St. James City and Charlottesville, Va., formerly of Wayne, N.J., passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, while receiving the loving care of his family.
He was born and raised in Fairlawn, N.J., then lived in Wayne for 55 years before moving to Charlottesville, Va., in the summer of 1987. His winter residence was St James City. He was self-employed as a produce and dairy farmer. He also worked in the retail milk business having been a founding partner in Westbrook Farms. He was a building contractor working primarily in home construction until his retirement in 1986. In retirement one of his hobbies was creating beautiful furniture. Many of his friends considered him to be a master craftsman of wood.
He is survived by his wife, Christine Austin Kuiken; three daughters, Jeanne (John) Schaper of Springhill Fla., Joanne Langlois of Haverstraw, N.Y,, and Janice (Rob) Hofer of Wiggins, Colo.; two brothers, Jacob of Prospect Park, Fla., and Kenneth of Sarasota, Fla.; and two sisters, Grace Thiessen of Huntley, Ill., and Helene Bradley of Charlottesville, Va.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a loyal friend,Ray Wyant.
Henry “Hank” Kuiken
He was predeceased by his first wife, Ella E. Kuiken in January 2000, two of his brothers, Bill and Harold, and two of his sisters, Elizabeth and Dot.
A memorial service will be held at Friendship Harmony Baptist Church, with Pastor Victor Cooper officiating, announcement forthcoming.
Those planning an expression of sympathy in Hank's name are asked to consider the American Cancer Society.