Helen Huff Hoekstra
Helen Huff Hoekstra, 84, of Richland, died Sunday morning, June 2, 2013, at University Hospital in Iowa City following a brief illness. She was born February 10, 1929, in Lone Tree, IA to Clarence J. and M. Ruth Mannatt Huff. Helen attended school in Solon and Richland and graduated from Keota High School in 1947.
She married Claire “Pudge” Hoekstra in Richland June 2, 1951. He died May 1, 2005. Helen and Pudge owned and operated Hoekstra Grocery from 1967-1990. She was a member of Richland Christian Church and Richland Women’s Club.
Helen is survived by her sons: Bill Hoekstra (Jan) of Cedar Rapids and Tom Hoekstra (Renee) of Richland, two grandchildren: Alyssa and Trent both of Cedar Rapids, sisters-in-law, Ann Snyder (Junior) of Richland and Mary Hoekstra of Wilton, nieces, nephews and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson, Travis, her brother, Clarence Huff, Jr., sister, Dorothy Zeman and niece, Jane Ann Hill.
Funeral services will be held in the Richland Methodist Church at 11 A.M. Thursday June 6, 2013, with the Rev. Carl Benge and the Rev. Mark Clark officiating. Burial will be in Richland Friends Cemetery.
Visitation will open at Gould Funeral Home in Richland at 3 P.M. Wednesday June 5, 2013, with the family present 5:30-7:30 P.M.
Memorials for projects to benefit the City of Richland may be left at the funeral home, church or mailed to Tom at P.O. Box 263, Richland, IA 52585.
Gould Funeral Home, Richland is in charge of arrangements.