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HOEKSTRA, Louise 1888-1966


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/22/2014 at 10:03:51

Rites Wednesday For Mrs. Hoekstra At Local Church

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Hoekstra were held Wednesday July 20 at 1:15 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home and at 1:30 at the Reformed Church. Rev. Gideon Wolbrink was officiating clergyman.

Music was furnished by a ladies quartet; Mrs. Irwin Abels, Mrs. George Anderson, Mrs. Douglas Geerdes and Mrs. Herman Stahl, accompanied by Miss Marcella Neessen. Mrs. John Sietsema and Mrs. Herman Koch were flower attendants.

Pall bearers were Woodrow Lindaman, John O. Tjaden, Craig Claassen, Thomas Claassen Sr., Vigil Claassen, and Richard Claassen. Interment was made in the Reformed Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Louise Hoekstra passed away Sunday morning around 10:30 o'clock at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness. She had entered the hospital July 6th for treatment. Prior she had been confined to the Countryside Nursing Home in Grundy Center. She reached the age of 77 years, 7 months and 16 days.

Se was born Louise Akkerman on December 1, 1888, on a farm in Shiloh Township northeast of Wellsburg, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Akkerman. She received her education in the rural school in the area. On April 3, 1912, she was united in marriage to Ben Hoekstra in Wellsburg by the Rev. J. G. Thielken. Following their marriage they resided on a farm north of Wellsburg. This union was blessed with three sons. In 1945 they retired and moved to Wellsburg. Mr. Hoekstra passed away October 24, 1938. She was a member of the Wellsburg Reformed Church having made confession of her faith in Jesus Christ on March 1, 1960.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 1 grandson, 2 sisters, Lizzie, Mrs. Otta Tjaden, Lulu, Mrs. Dick Claassen, 1 brother, Thomas Akkerman.

Those left to mourn her passing are her three sons: Neil Hoekstra of Iowa Falls, Thomas Hoekstra of Gladbrook, Wendell Hoekstra of Wellsburg, 1 sister, Mrs. Tillie Akkerman, now confined to the Countryside Nursing Home in Grundy Center, 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 July 1966, pg 9


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