Marlene passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at her home in Martin.
She was born September 3, 1940 in Delton, the daughter of Orville and Lefa (Jones) Boniface. For many years she owned and operated Marlene’s Hair Boutique in Martin until her retirement in 1985. In her spare time Marlene enjoyed playing cards, traveling, golfing and spending time in Florida with her husband. On January 16, 1960 at the Martin Methodist Church she married Sierd “Butch” Hoekstra who preceded her in death in 2018.
Surviving are her sons, Randy (Dawn) Hoekstra of Shelbyville and Todd (Sheila) Hoekstra of Kalamazoo; grandchildren, Tracy (Raigen) Blake, Scott (Katlynn) Hoekstra, Trevor Hoekstra, Jeni (Andy) Grabau, Rick (Sarah) Hodges and Jason (Brad) Cope; great-grandchildren, Lilliana Hoekstra, Aubree Hodges, Daniel Grabau and Raven Grabau and sister-in-law, Gert Hoekstra.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter-in-law, Barbara Hoekstra and brothers, Gale and Dale Boniface.
According to her wishes cremation has taken place.
Friends may meet with Marlene’s family from 3-6 PM, Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Otsego VFW Post #3030.
Private family burial of ashes will take place at East Martin Cemetery.
Contributions in memory of Marlene may be made to Centrica Care Navigators formerly Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.