Ruth A. (Veltman) Hoekstra

Ruth A. (Veltman) Hoekstra was born on November 26, 1935 in a small farmhouse in Grand Rapids, MI, the daughter of Dick and Margaret (Prince) Veltman. On April 3, 1956, Ruth was married to Edward J. Hoekstra in the same house in which she was born. On February 9, 2021 she left this earthly home.


Ruth is survived by her husband, Edward of Waupun; sons, Roger (Linda) of Waupun, Bernard (Cindy) of Randolph, Dwight (Kerry) of Brandon and Bill (Denise) of Randolph; brothers, Nelson (Judy) Veltman of Maryland and Richard (Hope) Veltman of Michigan; 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, Addison, Owen, Kody, Braxton, Taylie, Wyatt, Emmett, Emerson and one baby boy on the way; step-great-grandchildren, Dana, JJ, Benjamin, Jada and Zoe; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Robert, father-in-law, mother-in-law and other relatives.


In honoring the family’s wishes, a service for Ruth will be held at a later date and inurnment will take place at Randolph Cemetery.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at