August 13, 1923- September 29, 2013
Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday at the Brown Funeral Home in Jefferson with burial at the Paton Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Lola Fern Hocke, the daughter of Carl and Emma (Tourte) Hocke, was born August 13, 1923 at Kennedy, Minnesota and departed this life September 29, 2013 at the Greene County Long Term Care Facility in Jefferson, Iowa. She lived her life to the age of 90 years, 1 month and 16 days.
Lola’s family returned to Paton, Iowa where Lola attended school and graduated from the Paton Consolidated School in 1941. After high school, Lola moved to Jefferson where she worked for a short time at Sabus Bakery and a variety store. She then took a position at the Jefferson Telephone Company and advanced to chief operator until her retirement.
Lola was an avid animal lover and always had one or two dachshunds in her home. She loved spending time at the family farm. She enjoyed being with her niece and nephews and they treasured her time spent with them. When her parent’s health declined, Lola helped care for them.
Lola was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Greene County Historical Society.
Lola moved to the Gardens Retirement Community in 2008 and then to Long Term in 2010.
Lola is survived by her sister, Avis Peninger and sister-in-law, Marion Hocke, both of Jefferson and a niece and nephews. Those who preceded her were her parents, brother, John Hocke and sisters, Lois Wright and Vera Hocke.
A celebration of Lola’s life was held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Brown Funeral Home in Jefferson with Pastor Julie Poulsen of the Jefferson First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was made in the Paton Township Cemetery in Paton, Iowa. At the service, the congregation sang “Amazing Grace” with organist, Sheryl Sloan accompanying.
Casket bearers were David Hocke, Jim Peninger, Stan Tow, Arlen Hirsch, Randy Hirsch and Steve Wright.
Memorials are suggested to be given to the First United Methodist Church, Greene County Long Term Care Facility or P.A.W.s.Information provided by: Brown Funereal Homes, Inc. 408 Lincoln Way Street Jefferson, IA 50129 www.brownfuneralhomesiowa.com