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Mary L. Mockler-Hoeck

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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Mary L. Mockler-Hoeck, 81, of Hawarden, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family, after a 6-year courageous battle of pancreatic cancer. During this time she attended five grandchildren's weddings and danced at each one.

Mary was born Dec. 18, 1930, near Akron, the daughter of Ambrose and Clara (Buryanek) Feauto. She married Jack Mockler Nov. 30, 1950. Together, they lived near Kingsley on the family farm, Sibley, and Chatsworth, before finally residing in Akron. Jack died Dec. 21, 1990.

Mary married Harlan Hoeck on June 20, 1998. They made their home in Hawarden.

Mary was a member of St. Mary's Church and the Guild of Hawarden.

Her whole life was centered around her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Many hours were spent around the karaoke machine during family gatherings.

She loved music and enjoyed playing in bands for many years. Mary and her son, Mike, and her brothers Ron, Ken, Orv, and Vince also enjoyed creating music together.

Mary's family, faith, and music were the most important things in her life.

Mary is survived by her husband, Harlan of Hawarden; seven children, Pat (Tom) Struve of Solon, Vicki (Dave) Anstine of Kingsley, Nancy (Loren) Marnach of Ashton, Susan McManaman of Hickory, N.C., Mike Mockler of Kalona, Theresa (Kerry) Boyd of Big Timber, Mont., and Ron (Shelley) Mockler of Tiffin; one brother, Orville (Marlene) of Akron; a sister-in-law, Elaine (Ken) Feauto of Fort Dodge; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack; infant brother, Raymond Feauto; older brothers, Lawrence, Vincent, Arnold "Barney," Ken and Ron Feauto; and sisters, Florence and Dorothy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hawarden with the Rev. Roger Linnan celebrating. Burial at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Akron will follow the luncheon. Visitation will begin at noon until 3 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden. A rosary will be held at 5 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.