A loving tribute to a wonderful man. I remember his infectious smile and kind manner. Prayers and love to his family that are missing such a big piece of their hearts.
He had such a beautiful smile and gentle spirit every time I met him. Praying for comfort for all who loved him. Sending our love to Alyssa and Karen.
Please accept our sympathies for your loss. We did not have the privilege of knowing Mr. Hoekman personally, but we knew through our connection with his daughter, Alyssa Hoekman, that he was greatly respected and loved. We hope his celebration of life will quickly heal the sorrow of his passing. Sincerely, The Olsen Family of Eugene
Jim and I send our deepest sympathy at the loss of this lovely, loving man, He will be missed by so many in his immediate family but also his extended family which includes his church family and his many friends. We feel blessed that we had the opportunity to know John, even if briefly.
Teri & Jim Lupoli
He always had time to say hello and genuinely ask how I was when I spoke to him at church.
John's presence as an usher on the west side brought a welcoming presence for anyone entering the Sanctuary. His handshake was firm, his smile ear to ear. He was much loved and will be greatly missed.
We always enjoyed seeing our usher on Sunday mornings because he was so welcoming. Bill remembers his van trips with him driving to Birch House and always was amazed at his work ethic and physical strength. Our love and prayers. Bill & Judie Martin
I wish to express my sympathy to the Hoekman family for the passing of John. "For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep." (1 Thessalonians 4:14, ESV)
I'm sorry for the loss but rejoice that he is with jesus. John truly was a gentle giant. I was so lucky to have known such a man. For just the short amount of time I knew him, he made a big impact on my life. Can't wait til we meet again my friend. I miss you p.s. this pic was his first selfie
What an amazing Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather. He truly lived a good life and touched many others with his goodness. Praying for the family at this difficult time.