Craig Hoeksema

1966 ~ 2020

HOEKSEMA - Craig Douglas Hoeksema, age 53, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday March 10, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Hoeksema; grandmother, Alice Van Dyke; Julie’s son, Cody Tolar. Craig is survived by his children, Kaycie Tolar and Stevie Hoeksema; grandchildren, Jaycob, Dallas, Jaxsen; mother, Cheri Hoeksema; sisters, Shelley (Matt) Kooiman and Jamie Hoeksema; several nieces and nephews; girlfriend, Julie Tolar A.K.A. his hillbilly and her daughter, Ashley Tolar; best friend, Lisa Robbins. Craig enjoyed anything fast from cars to boats to motorcycles. He loved spending time with his family up north at Big Star Lake. He also enjoyed reading, watching westerns, and working in the garage. Craig’s family is hosting a memorial luncheon at 1:30 PM on Sunday March 15th for family and friends. The luncheon will be at 350 Dodge Street, Comstock Park, MI 49321. A Celebration of Life in honor of Craig will be held later in the spring or summer. To share a photo, memory and to sign the online guestbook please visit To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Craig Douglas Hoeksema please visit our Sympathy Store.

Memorial Luncheon

MAR 15. 1:30 PM (EST)

Craig Hoeksema luncheon

350 Dodge Street

Comstock Park, MI, 49321

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March 14, 2020 8:00pm

I have so memories that I wouldn’t know where to start. He was my little brother growing up together at Big Star. Dirt bikes and water skiing was our thing. We reconnected over the past few years and sad to say I was looking forward to many more good times Up north. Love you little bro. I’ll always think of you when out on the water. RIP my friend.

- Jon Hyink

March 13, 2020 8:00pm

Sue Stuk lit a candle in memory of Craig Douglas Hoeksema

- Sue Stuk

March 13, 2020 8:00pm

Rest In Peace Craig!!! Can’t believe this! I have so many memories of you. The best one is when you would take Grandma Alice who was in her 90’s, two tracking on the trails around Big StarLake. She loved it almost as much as you. Your love for riding your Harly’s and music on loud. Your greatest accomplishments were your two beautiful daughters Kaycie and Stevie. Ride that Harley as Loud and Fast in Heaven…. See you Again….

- Sue Stuk

March 13, 2020 8:00pm

I met Craig for the first time in the late 70 s at Big star lake - always willing to help you , loved a good time , was always stylin with his favorite Budweiser bathing suit and Harley doo rag , you will me missed greatly my all who new you and loved you. Until we meet again my friend - God bless and fill the hole you leave behind in all your friends and families hearts !

- Richard Derby

March 12, 2020 8:00pm

Full Of Love Bouquet was purchased for the family of Craig Douglas Hoeksema.

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March 12, 2020 8:00pm

Condolences to Jamie and all the family. May he rest in peace.

- Rose Black

March 11, 2020 8:00pm

Therese Skendzel lit a candle in memory of Craig Douglas Hoeksema

- therese skendzel

March 11, 2020 8:00pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Love Dave and Bev Kooiman.

- Beverly Kooiman

March 11, 2020 8:00pm

I will always cherish the times Craig would come up to Hardy Dam with his boat and find me boating. He always yelled hey Cuz is that you😎 and I would yell back hey Cuz is that you😎  Until we meet again for another boat ride rest peacefully in heaven 😇

- Patricia Scully (CUZ)

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