Obituary for Beverly J. Hockenbery

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Beverly Jane Hockenbery, age 93 of Onalaska, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019 peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family.
Beverly was born on September 9, 1926 in La Crosse, Wisconsin to Donald and Martha (Lund) Tucker. She grew up in La Crosse with her three younger siblings during the Depression era. Her beautiful smile enchanted Gordon C. Hockenbery and they were married in Decorah, Iowa on November 2, 1946. Together they raised their children Karen and Charles (“Chuck, Butch”) in Onalaska.
Beverly worked at the La Crosse Garment factory for many years, but her finest work was the caring and loving attention she gave to her family.
She enjoyed attending the Bible Baptist Church on Ferry Street, playing her prized baby grand piano, sewing, embroidering, shopping, and weekend trips to the cabin near Phillips, Wisconsin. She was a proud Milwaukee Brewers fan.
Beverly is survived by her loving husband Gordon, her son Charles (Anna) Hockenbery, grandchildren; Tanya Eggen (Charlie), Jodi (Sheldon) Everson, Brandee Diercks (Steve), Dana (Billy) Mazurie, Rebecca (Ryan) Malay, Jillian Hockenbery (Brandon), and Adam (Jaqui) Hockenbery; a sister, Helen Schoeder; 8 great-grandchildren with one on the way, and will be missed by her special family friend, Ann.
She was preceded in death by her Father and Mother Donald and Martha Tucker, stepmom Leone Tucker, daughter Karen and Terry Eggen son-in-law, grandson Adam Charles Hockenbery, sister LaVonne Thompson, brother Vernon Tucker, stepbrother, Al and his wife, her best friend Jean Lee, in addition to her numerous in-laws.
Beverly’s funeral service will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 401 Main Street, Onalaska with a time for visitation prior to the service, starting at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Onalaska Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
A special thank you for the kindness of her neighbors and friends.