Margaret L. Hoeck, 83 years old, of rural Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at the BuchananCountyHealthCenter in Independence. She was born on August 26, 1930, in Benton County, Iowa, the daughter of Elmer and Elizabeth (Becker) Carlson. She graduated from high school in Newhall, Iowa, with the Class of 1948. On October 18, 1948, she and Archie Samuel Hoeck were married in Van Horn, Iowa. 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 ImmanuelLutheranChurch in Independence.
Mrs. Hoeck is survived by 3 sons, Louis (Kathryn) Hoeck of Hazleton, Iowa, David (Susan) Hoeck of Golden, Missouri, and Ralph (Jean) Hoeck of Clermont, Iowa, and 1 daughter, Beverly Michels of Rowley, Iowa. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 8 step great grandchildren, 1 brother, Lester (Sandy) Carlson of Brighton, Missouri, and 1 sister, Frances Hettinger of Masonville, Iowa.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Eldo Carlson and Raymond Carlson, and 1 sister, Agnes Tjaden.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence with Pastor Kurt Bockoven officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24th, at the White Funeral Home in Independence. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.