John Hoekstre

John Hoekstre

Tuesday, April 29th, 1930 Saturday, February 29th, 2020

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Obituary for John Joseph Hoekstre

John Joseph Hoekstre, 89, a resident of Dallas died Saturday, February 29, 2020 in the Salem Hospital. He was born on April 29, 1930 in Dallas, Oregon the son of Henry and Clara Autritt Hoekstre. He grew up in Salt Creek. On October 28, 1952, he married Ruth Louise Barendrecht in Dallas. They lived and farmed in Salt Creek. They had milking cows until he was drafted in October of 1954 in to the Army. He returned to farm and a was a fieldman for several canneries. He grew pole beans, had many pickers, row bosses and hired help. He loved to travel to Mexico and spent the winters there. He loved to talk to people. He was a member of the Calvary Chapel in Dallas.

He is survived by his daughters Carolyn Tish, children: Michael (Tracie) Tish and Jeremy Tish, grandchild of Carolyn: Kylie Tish, Sharon (Stephen) Kliewer, children: Rachel (Joe) Wagner, Sarah (Glen) Smith, Angela Smith and grandchildren of Sharon: Mikayla Wagner, Wyatt Smith, Colby Smith, Morgan Smith, Emma Smith, Falisha Smith, Felicity Smith and Lillian Smith and Linda (David) Gumm, children: Mathew (Jie) Gumm and Justin Gumm, grandchild of Linda: Isaiah Gumm. Also surviving is a sister Esther Hoekstre, brothers Clifford Hoekstre and Delbert Hoekstre. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth on January 26, 2015, sisters Verna Meeker and Gladys Hoekstre and brothers Donald Hoekstre and Frank Hoekstre.

Services will begin at 3:00pm Wednesday, March 11th in the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Private family interment will be in the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. The Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family.

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    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center
    287 SW Washington St.
    Dallas, OR
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    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
  • Interment

    Willamette National Cemetery
    11800 SE Mt Scott Blvd
    Happy Valley, Oregon
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Carol Lamb

RIP John We will really miss you All Peace and Comfort to the Families.♥
Comment | Posted at 12:32am via Condolence

Michelle Marley

Our Condolences to all of the Hoekstre Clan. John was a grand fellow. He always waved when he drove by the farm and would stop and chat on occasion. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. John had a faith in and love for Christ. He had a heart for people, especially the less fortunate. For now we say goodbye until we meet on the other side. Blessings from: The Hewitt's
Comment | Posted at 12:24am via Condolence

Millie Cummins

Farmer John and had memories we shared.
I was born on a pole Bean Farm at Jasper, Oregon

Millie Cummins
Comment | Posted at 08:11pm via Condolence

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