Katherine Hoekman, 101, died at Platte Health Care Center on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Funeral service will be at New Holland Christian Reformed Church in New Holland on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM with burial following in New Holland Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 1 - 2 PM at New Holland Christian Reformed Church in New Holland. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Armour.
Katherine Hoekman was born on August 23, 1912 to John F. Hoekman and Dirkje (Bergakker) Hoekman in the New Holland, SD area where she was raised, and never left. Through the years she was well known and appreciated for her help in homes and for her sewing talent. She was a lifelong member of New Holland Christian Reformed Church. Katherine loved her church, the Ladies Aid Society, and her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was happy, friendly, and never complained. She died of pneumonia at Platte Health Care Center in Platte, SD on May 17, 2014 at the age of 101.
Katherine is survived by two brothers, Steven (Jeanne) Hoekman of Ripon, California and Henry Hoekman of Kalamazoo, Michigan, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and her community of friends. Katherine was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Freida (Pete) Muilenberg, Dick (Cora) Hoekman, Fred (Evelyn) Hoekman, Peter (Susie) Hoekman, John (Darlene) Hoekman jr., and sister-in-law Jennie Hoekman.
The family is very grateful for the special care and love given to Katherine through the years by Helen Dyk, Mary Lou and LeRoy Bruinsma, Kathy and John Nydam, and wonderful staff at the Platte Health Care Center.