Margaret L. (Carlson) Hoeck (1930 - 2014)

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INDEPENDENCE – Margaret L. Hoeck, 83 years old, of rural Independence, died on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. She was born on Aug. 26, 1930, in Benton County, the daughter of Elmer and Elizabeth (Becker) Carlson. She graduated from high school in Newhall, with the Class of 1948. On Oct. 18, 1948, she and Archie Samuel Hoeck were married in Van Horn. He preceded her in death in 1992. Mrs. Hoeck raised her family and helped with the farm. She was formerly a 4-H leader and enjoyed raising flowers and vegetables in her garden. She liked spending time with her grandchildren and watching the birds. Mrs. Hoeck was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence.
Mrs. Hoeck is survived by three sons, Louis (Kathryn) Hoeck of Hazleton; David (Susan) Hoeck of Golden, Missouri; and Ralph (Jean) Hoeck of Clermont; and one daughter, Beverly Michels of Rowley. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, three step grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, eight step great grandchildren, one brother, Lester (Sandy) Carlson of Brighton, Mo., and one sister, Frances Hettinger of Masonville.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Eldo Carlson and Raymond Carlson, and one sister, Agnes Tjaden.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence with Pastor Kurt Bockoven officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence. Friends called for visitation from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, at the White Funeral Home in Independence. On line condolences may be left at
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Jan. 23 to Feb. 8, 2014