Thayer B. Hoekstra

Thayer B. Hoekstra (BS Mech Egr '48) of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Naples, Florida, died January 6, 2011, at age 84, while wintering in Naples. A life-long resident of Kalamazoo, Thayer was born on October 16, 1926 to Harold Hoekstra and Lucille Bishop Hoekstra, who preceded him in death. His studies at MSU were interrupted by service in the United States Navy at the end of WWII and the beginning of the Korean War. He remained a loyal Spartan fan throughout his life.