Martin C. Hoekstra, 39

Martin Carl Hoekstra, age 39, of Montrose, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Montrose.

He was born March 17, 1980, in Litchfield, the son of Gene and Janelle (Voigt) Hoekstra.

As a child, Martin attended Assembly of God Church of Crystal Hills.

He attended Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City school and graduated from there in 1998. Following high school, he attended Ridgewater College in Willmar and took computer programming courses.

Martin lived in the Litchfield area and worked for McNamara Construction for seven years before becoming an owner-operator in trucking. He then worked for Reiner Contracting for 10 years as a dispatcher and estimator.

Martin was married to Sommer Berggren Oct. 1, 2005, in Litchfield. The couple lived in Montrose, where Martin owned Magnum RV. He enjoyed the buying and selling part of the business.

Martin also enjoyed snowmobiling, skiing, camping, boating, his motorcycle, and his pets. He loved spending time with his family, especially his daughter, Sienna.

Martin will be remembered for his big heart, contagious laugh, and outgoing personality.

He is survived by his wife, Sommer Hoekstra of Montrose; daughter Sienna Hoekstra of Montrose; parents Gene and Janelle Hoekstra of Litchfield; brothers Joe (Kelly) Hoekstra of Watkins, and Ed (Megan) Hoekstra of Grove City; nieces and nephew Heidi Hoekstra (Casey Miller), their son Maverick; Holly Hoekstra, Logan Hoekstra and Taylor Hoekstra.

Martin is also survived by his grandmother, Ardella Voigt of Litchfield; and aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arlo Voigt, and Clarence and Betty Hoekstra; and aunt Heidi Voigt.

A funeral service took place Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Litchfield, with interment in the Arndahl Lutheran Cemetery, south of Grove City.

There was visitation Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements were with Johnson-Haaglund Funeral Home in Litchfield.

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