SIOUX CENTER—Chad Aaron Hoekstra, 36, Sioux Center, died Saturday, July 13, 2019, of natural causes at his home. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at Faith Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center, with the Revs. Bob Pollema and Aaron Baart officiating. Burial will follow the service. Visitation with family present will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center.

In lieu of flowers family request memorials be directed to: Western Christian High School or World Renew.

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Chad Aaron Hoekstra was born Oct. 20, 1982, in Denver, CO, to Clifford and Linda (Vanden Hoek) Hoekstra. Chad received his early schooling at Central Minnesota Christian. He continued his education at Sioux Center Christian, Western Christian, and eventually earned a BA in psychology from Dordt University in Sioux Center.

Chad worked for Health One, a company in the healthcare and insurance industries; Ground Control as an accountant and right after Dordt, worked briefly at Premier Communications.

He was a thoughtful and unselfish man who loved his friends and family very much. He had such a special bond with his brother Keith. Being an action film fan, he always looked forward to times of watching videos with them. Chad’s family took many vacations over the years and saw wonderful places such as the beauty of Seattle and on to Victoria British Columbia, Washington DC, Gettysburg, New York City, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Branson, MO and Chicago where he met Michael Jordan. The family will hold many fond memories of those days. He was a wiz with computers and loved sports, especially football and basketball.

On Saturday, July 13, after many years of dealing with the issues related to paralysis, Chad went home to be with his Lord. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his parents, Cliff and Linda Hoekstra; brother Keith (Katie) Hoekstra and their children Nelly, Cayenne, Lucy and Aaron all of Sioux Falls, SD; grandparents, Ken and Arlene Vanden Hoek of Britt; aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Lucille Hoekstra and uncle Jerry Hoekstra.