Paul M. Hoecker © Roberts and Son Funeral Home 03-2020 Submitted by: Glenn
June 11, 1944 - March 12, 2020
The Rev. Paul M. Hoecker, 75, of Ponca City, OK, passed away at 10:02 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 2020, at AllianceHealth Ponca City to be with his Father in heaven.
He was born June 11th, 1944, in Wellington, KS, to Elmer and Marcella Wiley Hoecker. He was later adopted by Ruby Booth Hoecker. He married Kay Marie Myers on August 3, 1968, at Pearl Memorial Methodist Church in Omaha, NE. They celebrated 51 years of marriage on August 3, 2019.
He is survived by his loving wife Kay Marie, his 2 children, Eric (Carrie) of Peoria, IL, and Heather of Ponca City and 3 grandchildren, Kristin of Baltimore, MD, Nikolas of Ponca City, and Vincent of Peoria, IL.
Paul was a graduate of Blackwell High School Class of '62. Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa, OK, received his teaching degree from Northwestern State College, Alva, OK, and his Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. He was an instructor at Ponca Military Academy. He was then a senior service consultant for 13 years with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He was ordained into the holy ministry in June of 1986. He served his vicarage at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Delavan, WI. He was pastor of Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregations for 13 years at St. John Lutheran in Chester, NE, and Zion Lutheran Church in Hubbell, NE, St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Brimfield, IL, Messiah Lutheran Church in Chicago, IL and St. John's Lutheran Church in Burlington, IL.
Visitation will be at Roberts and Son Funeral Home in Blackwell, OK on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at St. John Lutheran Church, NE of Blackwell. Rev. Mark A. Mozeik will officiate. Burial will follow at Blackwell Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be Nikolas Hoecker, Ron Kahle, Don Kelle, Allen Brown, Gary Hibbets and Arlen Tiemann.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church and the Kildare Volunteer Fire Department, sent in care of the Roberts and Son Funeral Home.
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