Joseph G. Hoebing, 46, of 1645 Midlan Drive, died at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday (March 13, 2013) in his home. Joe was born July 3, 1966, in Quincy, a son of Don and Ruth Terwelp Hoebing. He married Amie O'Dell on April 30, 1994, in the Quincy University Chapel, and she survives. Joe had been the operations manager at the former Unisource in Quincy until 2003. He was a 1984 graduate of Notre Dame High School. He played football there and was a starter three out of the four years. He was a 1989 graduate of Quincy College. Joe was a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Joe lived his life surrounded by many friends and family that loved him dearly. Joe's quick wit and awesome sense of humor were never-ending. His upbeat spirit was infectious to all and he was an inspiration to many. Joe was an avid sports fan who loved the Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Cubs, and most of all the University of Notre Dame. In true Notre Dame fashion, Joe "played like a champion" his entire life. Joe's true passion in life was his children. He enjoyed nothing more than attending their extracurricular activities, helping them with their homework, watching movies together and teaching them life lessons. Joe was a true family-man, and he was caring, strong in spirit, and brave. In addition to his wife, Amie, survivors include his parents, Don and Ruth Hoebing of Quincy; his children, Olivia and Nathan Hoebing; his sisters, Lori (Gary) Yates of Quincy, Lisa Hoebing of Springfield and Linda (Rollan) Fox of Plainfield, Ind.; his brother, Greg (Cindy) Hoebing of O'Fallon, Mo.; his father-in-law, Gary (Carol) O'Dell of Quincy; a brother-in-law, Gary (Gina) O'Dell of Williamsfield; and a sister-in-law, Holly (Alex) Casanova of Minooka. Aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive. Joe was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents; and his mother-in-law, Marsha O'Dell. SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church with the Rev. Kevin Drew conducting. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. VISITATION: 3 to 7 p.m. today in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 6:45 p.m. MEMORIALS: Hoebing Children's Education Fund or Blessing Foundation for Hospice. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. WEBSITE: www.dukerandhaugh.com.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Mar. 15 to Mar. 17, 2013