Born: September 10, 1942 - Deceased: May 2, 2022
Robert “Bob” H. Hoekstra Jr., 79, of Swansea, IL, born Thursday, September 10, 1942, in Chicago, IL, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022 at his home in Swansea, IL.
Bob attended Illinois Institute of Technology and graduated in 1965 with his Bachelor’s Degree in City Planning and Management. This career path led him to brief residences in Las Cruces, New Mexico, El Paso, Texas and Hot Springs, Arkansas before settling in the St. Louis metro area in 1971. Bob continued to work as a city planner until 1977 when he made a career change as a real estate appraiser which he worked for many banks and lenders until he retired in 2007.
Although soft spoken and a man of few words, Bob possessed a funny, “dry” sense of humor and quick wit which usually left many in his presence laughing and amused. He enjoyed woodworking and carpentry, watching various historical documentaries, spending time with his dogs, listening to various podcasts and watching both the Cardinals and Blues games.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents, Robert H. Sr., and Doris L., nee Modigill, Hoekstra
- Brother, Tom Hoekstra
- Sister, Margie Ullrich
Surviving are his:
- Loving wife, Beverly, nee Bachli, Hoekstra of Swansea, IL
- Robert (Amy) Hoekstra of Gilbert, AZ
- Steven Hoekstra of O’Fallon, IL
- Brother-in-law, Al Ullrich
- Nicholas Hoekstra
- Kaitlyn Hoekstra
- Many dear nieces, nephews and cousins
“The family would like to acknowledge Jimmie and Connie Pine for the love and care they have shown Bob and Beverly”
Funeral: Private services will be held.