Butch passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018 at his home in Martin. He was born February 18, 1937 the son of Sierd and Grace (Van Dyke) Hoekstra. Butch proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He had worked at West Tab Paper Mill and at Lapham Heating and Cooling until his retirement. Butch enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting. Most of all he loved his family and spending time with them. He was a member of the Otsego VFW Post #3030 and the Eagles Aeries #2093 of Medford, Oregon. On January 16, 1960 at the Martin Methodist Church he married Marlene Boniface who survives. Also surviving are his children, Randy (Dawn Hodges) Hoekstra of Shelbyville and Todd (Sheila) Hoekstra of Kalamazoo; 3 grandchildren, Tracy (Raigen) Blake, Scott (Katlynn) Hoekstra and Trevor (Lauren) Hoekstra and his siblings, Albert (Florence) Hoekstra and Gertrude Hoekstra along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Jose Talsma and Flora Zeinstra. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial celebration will be held Friday, November 30, 2018 from 4-7 P.M., at the Otsego VFW Post #3030. Private family burial of ashes will take place at East Martin Cemetery at a later time. Contributions in memory of Butch may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or to Boys Town. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.