Robert Hoeke (1938 – 2007)

Robert D. Hoeke, age 69, a resident of Kenosha, died Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at Kenosha Medical Center.

Born on January 28, 1938 in Kenosha, he was the son of the late Frederick and Victoria (Hlapcik) Hoeke.

Educated in the schools of Kenosha, he was a graduate of Bradford High School.

On January 10, 1959 he married Janet Aulozzi at St. Casmir?s Catholic Church in Kenosha. Together they would have three daughters.

For almost 25 years he was employed as a manger of different national chain grocery stores. He then, together with his wife owned and operated the White Hen Pantry/ Southport Pantry at the corner of 7th Avenue and 75th Street for 17 years. His customers will remember him for his pleasant disposition and positive outlook.

He loved current affairs, with particular attention to local politics, and would freely give local politicians advice.

For more then 20 years, he was active in the Kenosha Lions Club. He was also a big NASCAR Race Fan. He loved gardening with his grandson, and also enjoyed spending time in his garage ?restoring? his 1968 Mustang which seemed to many to never make any real progress.

He is survived by his wife Janet of Kenosha; three daughters, Theresa Hoeke of Kenosha, Patricia (Jon) Becker of Kenosha, Jennifer (Glenn) Schackmuth of Oswego IL, four grandchildren; Alexander, Trisha, Sarah Marie, Jonathan; two brothers, Frederic (Barbara) Hoeke of Albuquerque New Mexico, Jerry (Linda) Hoeke of Kenosha, and one sister, Virginia (Peter) Campagna of Kenosha. He is further survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his dog and ?buddy?, Fritz.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday February 17, 2007 at 11:30 AM at St. Peter Catholic Church in Kenosha. (2224-30th Avenue) Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 9:30 AM until the time of mass. Burial will take place at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to the family, with the intention of designating charities at a later time, with special mention to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation.

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