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Thomas William Hocker

Jan 27, 2014

Thomas William Hocker, 67, Donnellson, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at his home in Donnellson.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson where the family will meet with friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

A private family burial will be held at a later date. A memorial has been established in his memory.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Born Sept. 30, 1946, in Keokuk, he was the son of William Louis Hocker and Jesse Maxine Kite Hocker. On April 4, 1970. he married Connie Shaffer.

He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from Contel Telephone Company with 30 years of service. He then worked for the Iowa State Penitentiary for 15 years as a guard. He liked to trap shoot and spend time with his family.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Jonica Widener of Donnellson; one son, Shawn Hocker of Donnellson; two grandsons; one sister, Virginia Calvert of Donnellson; and two brothers, David (Pat) Hocker of Keokuk, and Wendell (Barb) Hocker of Ft. Madison.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and four brothers.

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