Edward Jacob Hoekstra, age 85 of Waupun, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Randolph Health Services.
Ed was born on March 7, 1936 in Holland, the son of William and Theresa (Vander Molen) Hoekstra. He was united in marriage to Ruth A. Veltman on April 3, 1956 in Grand Rapids, MI. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1956-1958. Ed farmed throughout his life and later sold automobiles. Ed was an outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Ed is survived by his sons, Roger (Linda) of Waupun, Bernard (Cindy) of Randolph, Dwight of Brandon and Bill (Denise) of Randolph; grandchildren, Sheena, Christina, ChiAnna (Heath) Harvey, Chandra (Kevin) DeYoung, Josh (Kim), Jake (Kylie), Jordan (Tiffany), Jeremy, Stephanie; step-grandchildren, Chantel Iverson and Travis (Miranda) Klotzback; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Cullen, Holden, Lydia, Merlin, Michael, Addison, Owen, Kody, Braxton, Taylee, Wyatt, Emmett, Emerson; step-great-grandchildren, Dana, JJ, Benjamin, Jada and Zoey; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ed was preceded in death by his wife Ruth February of 2021; daughter-in-law Kerry Hoekstra, parents and in-laws; and other relatives.
A memorial gathering for Ed and Ruth will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam from 10:00 am until the time of the memorial service at 12:00 pm. Inurnment for Ed and Ruth will take place at Randolph Cemetery.
Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com.