Dorothy Ann “Dotty” Hoekstra, age 90 of Holland, MI, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at Freedom Village. She was born on November 18, 1931 in Amarah, Iraq, to the late William and Cornelia (Leenhouts) Moerdyk. Dotty married Dr. George Hoekstra on September 3, 1954 in Holland, MI. He preceded her in death on February 17, 2020, after 65 years of marriage.
Dotty attended a boarding school in India during her early years, and later attended Holland High School, Hope College, and Northwestern University School of Nursing. Before she retired, she was working as an RN in the dialysis department at Borgess Hospital of Kalamazoo.
Dotty was a beloved mother, grandmother, and faithful woman of God. She loved her Lord Jesus, her family, church, and community. Dotty led a Good News Club at Barclay Hills School through Child Evangelism Fellowship, and enjoyed being involved in Sunday school and singing in the choir during her 30 years of membership at Haven Reformed Church of Kalamazoo. She also served at Haven on the missions committee and as the leader of a twice-weekly exercise and volleyball program for 20 years.
Dotty was a long-time tennis player, playing with a group for 15 years in Holland. She also volunteered at International Aid of Spring Lake and on many mission trips during her 20 years at First Reformed Church of Grand Haven.
Dotty will be lovingly remembered and missed by her four sons, Lou (Beth), Jim (Sheryl), Bill (Casandra) and Dick (Susan) Hoekstra; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret (Donald) Dansby.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her brother, William John Moerdyk; a sister, Elizabeth (William) Short; and daughter-in-law, Dr. Vanessa Ameen.
A Celebration of Life for Dotty will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at First Reformed Church in Holland with Pastor Daniel Gillett officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Talking Bibles International.
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