Monday, August 24, 2015

John Hoekstra

John Benjamin Hoekstra

November 7, 1917
Wichert, IL

October 25, 2006
Grand Rapids, MI

1932-33 St Anne High School - Illinois (High School)
1933-34 St Anne High School - Illinois (High School)
1934-35 St Anne High School - Illinois (High School)
1935-36 Gallagher Business School (College)
1936-37 Gallagher Business School (College)
1937-38 Kankakee Gallagher Trojans (NBL) 

John Benjamin Hoekstra was born in Wichert, Illinois. He attended St Anne High School in St. Anne, Illinois. He attended Gallagher Business School for two years before playing basketball for Kankakee. He married Evelyn Schaafsma (1918-1967) on May 28, 1941. They had three children: John, Jack and Susan. After Evelyn's death, he married Tena Huisman (1920-2002) and added four step-children to his family: Jon, Dan, Karyl and Laurel. Hoekstra died in 2006 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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