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Obituary: Gertrude Hoekstra

July 14, 1930 – January 24, 2021

Information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Gertrude HoekstraGertrude Hoekstra, nee Smith, age 90, of Lansing, IL went home to her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Herman Hoekstra. Loving mother of the late Art (Mary), Don, Howard (Karen), Al (Yvonne), Steve (Gloria), and Ken Hoekstra. Cherished grandmother of 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Sam (late Catherine) Smith, Ron (late Carol) Smith, Dorothy (Rich) DeVries, Dave (Lois) Smith, the late Jack (Jean) Smith, and Harry (Andrea) Smith; sister-in-law of the late Les (late Lorraine) Hoekstra, Rose Kuipers, Ralph (Lois) Hoekstra, Evelyn (John) Lagestee, Gertrude (Will) VanderMeyden, Audrey (John) Witvoet, and Jack (Penny) Hoekstra. Preceded in death by her parents Jacob and Beatrice Smith. Gertrude was a charter member of Grace Church in Lansing. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

Private family visitation and funeral service on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN with Rev. Leroy Childress officiating. The service will be live streamed from the Smits Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SmitsFH). Interment Oak Ridge Cemetery – Lansing, IL.  Memorial contributions to Grace Church PCAIlliana Christian High School, or Hope and Joy Ministry (Eddy & Carrie Ramos Dominican Republic) are greatly appreciated.  For more information, please call 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at www.SMITSFH.com

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