Michael E. Hoekstra

Michael E. Hoekstra, 51, died at the Good Samaritan Center in Corsica on August 31, 2011. A committal service will be Friday, September 2, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the New Holland Cemetery in New Holland, SD. A memorial service will be held at New Holland Christian Reformed Church on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 2:00 PM. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.  Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Armour.

Michael E. Hoekstra was born on December 24, 1959 to Alfred and Willamena (Mulder) Hoekstra in Platte, SD. He graduated from Dakota Christian High School in 1978. He attended Mitchell Tech. And a Technical Institution in Jackson, MN for electrical. He married Shelly Beukelman in 1982. He worked as a Dairy Heard Improvement Supervisor. Mike was a member of the New Holland Christian Reformed Church in New Holland. He enjoyed playing cards and bowling. He died on August 31, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Center in Corsica at the age of 51.

He is survived by a daughter, Erin Hoekstra of Omaha, NE, mother, Willamena Hoekstra of Corsica, SD, 3 brothers: Merle Hoekstra and wife, Karen of Grand Rapids, MI; Ken Hoekstra of Napa, CA; and Alan Hoekstra and wife, Cheryl of Visalia, CA; 2 sisters: Kathy VanderTuin and husband, Bonn, JR of Alexandria, MN and Sharon Bok and husband, Wayne of Ripon, CA; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.