Sunday, April 26, 2015



AGE: 76

ADDRESS: 185 N 4th St. Dorchester, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:55 P.M. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Home Place of Dorchester surrounded by her family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at New Life Apostolic Church in Medford

OFFICIATING: Pastor Ron Schuenke

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday, April 27, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford and also 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at New Life Apostolic Church in Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 4, 1938 in Medford

EDUCATION: Karen attended Medford Area Schools and Medford Normal Teacher’s College in Medford

MARRIAGE: December 7, 1957 in Medford to Earl L. Hoeck and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Karen worked at Hurd in Medford for a period of time. She then worked for Phillips Plastics in Medford until her retirement in 2001. Karen enjoyed traveling, baking bread, cherry picking, camping, gardening and spending time with her family.

MEMBER OF: New Life Apostolic Church in Medford, past member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church where she was very active.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Earl L. Hoeck of Dorchester

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Ed Hoeck, Kathy (Tom) Henke, Jim (Michele) Hoeck and Becky (Brent) Clarkson all of Medford

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8: Raegan Hoeck, Joey Webb, Andy, Jacob & Matthew Hoeck, Tyler Clarkson, Rachael & Kayleigh Hoeck GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 3: Lindsey Kauffman, Addison & Talon Judnic

SURVIVING SISTERS: Nancy Cox of Abbotsford, Sisters-in-Law: Edna Rickaby of Texas, Gerry Rickaby of California, Lorraine Hinson of Mundelein, IL, Louisa Howsden, MaryAnn Rudolph, Joan Brehm all of Medford, Grace Brehm of Rib Lake and Pauline Brehm of Schofield

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Helen Staab, Walter Rickaby, Lillian Selby, Mary Jensen, Charles, John and Kenneth Rickaby

DECEASED FATHER: Charles Rickaby DECEASED MOTHER: Anna Marie Victoria Larson Ekdahl

PALLBEARERS: Joey Webb, Andy, Jacob & Matthew Hoeck, Tyler Clarkson & Josh Judnic

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to her family to be designated at a later date to New Life Apostolic Church and Home Place of Dorchester in Karen’s name.
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