Judith Hoeksema

January 4, 2021

Judith Kay Hoeksema, age 75, of Grand Rapids, went to her heavenly home on Monday, January 4, 2021. She will be lovingly remembered by her brothers: Paul Hoeksema, Glenn and Pat Hoeksema; many beloved nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Grace; brothers: Howard (Ruby), Bob (Shirley); sisters: Dorothy (Lloyd) Streur, Betty (Don) Goeman; sister-in-law, Elaine Hoeksema. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4031 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, with Rev. Nathan Walworth officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Spectrum Health Foundation.

Memorial Service
Saturday, January 30
2:00pm

MKD - Wyoming
4031 Clyde Park SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Phone: (616) 534-5417

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January 11, 2021 12:55pm
At this time, I wish I were eloquent so that I could write down what Judy meant to me and what she deserves to have said. Judy and I both grew up in Grand Rapids. We were about a year apart. Her dad and my mother were brother and sister. Judy had a gift of being where she was needed and never hesitated to help whenever she could. When my mom at the end of her life and I was far away from her in New York, Judy often did what I couldn't, which was to visit with her and bring her some treats. Later on, she visited the graves of my parents at Woodlawn and took care of them. I will be forever grateful. On my last visit to Grand Rapids in the fall of 2019, I saw her often as went to lunch and dinner, to visit another cousin in a nursing home and see the sights of my hometown. She was always ready to be there, to be available and to listen--intently and acceptingly. She spoke of her loving relationships with her brothers, sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. It was clear how much she cared about all of them and had helped them in times of need. She spoke of her involvement in her new church home and how much it meant to her. Judy was a good, good person, kind, sympathetic and generous. We made some plans for her visit to New York City, which I so much regret will not happen now. I will miss you, Judy. Rest in peace. (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

- Marianne Benjamin

January 10, 2021 4:33pm
So sorry to hear about Judy passing. Such a sweet and kind lady. She will be missed by Many. Praying for her family and friends.

- Jeff and Teresa Lines

January 07, 2021 5:31pm
We love you so much, Aunt Judy! I will miss your smile, gentle laugh, listening ear and love for your great nieces and nephews. We were so lucky to have you in our lives for so long.

- Katie F.

January 06, 2021 7:16pm
So, so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing.....I have so many fond memories of Judy when we still lived in Michigan! Prayers to your entire family, Sandie & Doug.....love you and miss you and so sorry for your loss 🙏🏻❤️

- Sandra Simon




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