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Marlene A. Hoekstra

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.

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Mary Warner

April 29, 2022 at 4:30 pm

Sending prayers and condolences to the family.


Rose Sharrard

April 29, 2022 at 6:21 pm

Sending prayers to the family. I went to her shp for many years. She was a great lady.


Della and Richard Bellgraph

April 29, 2022 at 6:29 pm

Sending prayers and hugs to you all.

Della and Richard Bellgraph


Sheryl (Snyder) White

April 29, 2022 at 8:07 pm

So sorry for your loss to you and your families


Terri Enos

April 30, 2022 at 2:43 am

Your parents will always be a ray of sunshine in my heart.

Such beautiful souls…

Warm hugs and prayers for you Randy and the rest of the family.


Dick and Sylvia Davis

April 30, 2022 at 10:07 am

Sorry for your loss. we are sending prayers for your comfort for the whole family


Diana Dyer

May 1, 2022 at 11:22 am

My condolences and prayers to all of your family Marlene, may you be in peace .


Kim Gooding Hammond

May 1, 2022 at 9:07 pm

My condolences… may she fly high above with beauty surrounding all she so dearly loved.


Todd Hoekstra

May 2, 2022 at 10:18 am

Thank you all for your well wishes. We all appreciate them very much

Hoekstra family


~Bill and Janice Thompson

May 3, 2022 at 7:51 am

Our Sincerest Condolences To The Family.


jill a eriksson

July 1, 2022 at 7:36 am


I am so sorry I did not know of Marlene’s passing. I would have come to pay my respects had I know. I am so very sorry for you loss. Marlene and Sierd were such dear friends and I miss them every day. We had some wonderful times and laughs. I am sure she will be missed by your entire family. Please know I am thinking of you all!

I tried to call her recently and knew something was wrong when her phone was disconnected.

xoxoxox Jill


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