MUSCATINE, Iowa - Jeffery S. Hocke, 55, of Muscatine, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.
Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com
Jeff was born on December 25, 1961, in Muscatine, the son of Gerald Erwin and Patricia Wilhelm Hocke. He married Judy Troxel-Meyer on January 3, 2009 in Muscatine.
He worked for Heinz, CIPCO, and most recently Louisa Generating Station, also known as, Mid-American Energy. Jeff was a former member of the Moose Lodge, and the Muscatine USBC. He enjoyed bowling, playing poker with his boys and friends, playing bags, beach vacations, trips to various casinos, watching the Chicago Cubs and Bears games, and working outside in the yard.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Judy Hocke; two sons, Ryan Hocke and wife, Melody, of Cedar Rapids, and Kevin Hocke and wife, Brittany, of Ames; two step daughters, Lindsey Scott and husband, Todd, of Bondurant, Iowa, and Randyl LaMaack and husband, Derek, of Coralville; his grandchildren, Alexander and Owen Scott, Ashlynn Hocke, and baby LaMaack due in February 2018; his mother, Pat Hocke, of Muscatine; his mother-in-law Pat Minder, of Muscatine; two brothers, Terry Hocke and wife, Liz, of Wapello, and Ron Hocke, of Muscatine; and many Aunts, Uncles, and numerous cousins.
He is preceded in death by his father Jerry Hocke; brother Randy Hocke; and special buddy Tyler James Harris.
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Judy so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lots of good memories to hold close to you...deepest sympathy Judy
Sorry for your loss, worked with Jeff back in the late '70s, great guy. Prayers and thoughts are with you and family.
I started cipco in 2002. Jeff was my shift engineer and pretty much took me under his wing and taught me so much about a power plant. But besides being your shift engineer he was also a great person. Even though I didn't... more
Judy my sympathy to you and your family I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Jeff but it sounds like he was a good man. My prayers are with you and also that God help you through this difficult time.
Judy and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. I really enjoyed working with Jeff and having you both in the neighborhood. He was a great guy and leaves a great legacy. May God bless you and guide you through this.