Bom-Wrapper

CSM (Ret.) Louis Hoekstra, Jr.

CSM (Ret.) Louis John Hoekstra, Jr.

Sunday, October 21st, 1928 - Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of CSM (Ret.) Louis Hoekstra, Jr., sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of CSM (Ret.) Louis Hoekstra, Jr.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Obituary

CSM (Ret.) Louis John Hoekstra, Jr. age 91 of Clarksville, TN passed away on February 8, 2020, at home surrounded by his family.

Louis was born on October 21, 1928, in Chesterfield, MO to the late Louis John, Sr. and Floyde Hoekstra.
In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Mary Alice Hoekstra.

After high school graduation, he worked on the family farm with his father and brother. On his 17th birthday, he joined the United States Army. He was deployed to Japan for the occupation after WWII with the 187th M Company. While in Japan, he volunteered for the 11th Airborne and trained as a paratrooper in Hokkaido. After returning stateside, he was stationed at Ft. Campbell. During his 27 years of military service, he was assigned to the 11th Airborne, 187th Airborne Rakkasans, 82nd Airborne, and 101st Airborne. His service time included deployments to Korea, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam. He had completed 272 jumps by the time of his retirement in 1973. His post-military career was with the U.S. Post Office.

He is survived by four children, John (Ruth) Hoekstra, Lu Ellen (Mont) Davie, Susan Hoekstra, Lee Anne (Mike) Gullett; 5 grandchildren, John Michael (Lacey) Gullett, Carrie Anne Denney, Timmy (Brooke) Kidwell, John (Heather) Glenn-Hoekstra, William (Jordan) Hoekstra, and 9 great-grandchildren and brother, Donald (Peggy) Hoekstra.

Dad loved his family and his military life, which introduced him to many lifelong friends. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing with friends and family for many years. Dad accepted Christ as a young man and asked to be baptized at the age of 81. He has left the land of the dying and entered the land of the living to be forever with his Heavenly Father and those he loved who have passed before.

His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home with Dr. Felts Dent and Rev. Tim Kidwell officiating. Burial will follow at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West with full military honors. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, from 4-7 p.m. and again from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

The Military will serve as pallbearers and grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Middle Tennessee Alzheimer’s Association at P.O. Box 150036 Nashville, TN 37215.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of CSM (Ret.) Louis John Hoekstra, Jr., please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    Address
    1209 Madison St.
    CLARKSVILLE, TN 37040
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    Address
    1209 Madison St.
    CLARKSVILLE, TN 37040
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    Address
    1209 Madison St.
    CLARKSVILLE, TN 37040
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Dr. Felts Dent
    Co-Celebrant
    Rev. Tim Kidwell
  • Interment

    Location
    Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West
    Address
    5817 Fort Campbell Boulevard
    HOPKINSVILLE, KY 42240
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of CSM (Ret.) Louis here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of CSM (Ret.) Louis John Hoekstra, Jr. by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
HS

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 04:34pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Much Love-Hutson's, Wise's, and Vittetoe's.
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased for the family of CSM (Ret.) Louis Hoekstra, Jr.. Send Flowers

HS

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 12:11pm
LeeAnne and Mike Gullett, With deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this time.
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased for the family of CSM (Ret.) Louis Hoekstra, Jr.. Send Flowers

Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: