Ronald Jewell "Ron" Hocker
Age 71, of Vevay, IN, entered this life on Feb. 1, 1942 in Indianapolis, IN, the son of the late Edward Welcome & Martha Elizabeth (Allen) Hocker. Ron earned his undergraduate degree and his JD from Indiana University. On June 2, 1962, Ron wed Marylou Marta in Coral Gables, FL, and to this union arrived a son, Matthew, & a daughter, Stacy, to bless their home. Ron established Hocker Law Offices in Vevay in 1973, and has enjoyed practicing law with his son Matt for the last several years. Ron served as President & CEO of National Attorney's Title Assurance Fund Inc., and opened Valley Title Services in Vevay in 1974. Ron was instrumental in establishing the Vevay Main Street Flower Pot Program. Ron has served as attorney in and around his community in many capacities, including attorney for the Town of Vevay, Switzerland County Schools and Ohio County Council. Ron rehabilitated buildings taking an interest in the history of the community. His most recent project, the renovations of the Vevay Swiss Inn, is one he shared with his daughter Stacy. Ron was a Master Gardener and enjoyed woodworking, but most of all, working. He will truly be missed. Ron died at Dec. 9, 2013, at the IU Simon Cancer Center.
Visitation & celebration of his life will be conducted Saturday, from 12:00-2:00 pm at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry St. Vevay, IN 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Ron & Marylou Hocker Endowment at the Community Foundation of Switzerland County.