Obituary of Donald D. Hoke
Donald D. Hoke, 88, Marion, went to be with the Lord at 8:49 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Marion General Hospital. Born in Lebanon, Missouri, on October 9, 1930, Donald was the son of the late Dewey Gordon and Alma (Rogers) Hoke.
Donald married his first wife, Hazel Lamb, in May of 1948, and they were married 42 years. She preceded him in death in July of 1990. He then married his second wife, Donna M. Powell, on July 27, 1993, and they shared 23 years together before she passed away on October 17, 2016. Donald was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army, 3rd Division. Following his military service, he was the Personnel Manager in Human Resources at Delta Electric until his retirement in 1980.
Donald was a member of the Amateur HAM Radio Association and was actively involved with the Marion Senior Center. He enjoyed computers, going to garage sales, and was a cell phone fanatic! Donald especially enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family at his winter home in New Port Richey, Florida.
Survivors include his son, Robert (Barbara) Hoke, Marion; granddaughter, Angel (Justin) Cook, Marion; brothers: DeWayne (Carolyn) Hoke, Marion; Glen Hoke, Marion; sister-in-law, Becky Hoke; and special friend, Dianne Tschannen.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Hoke; both wives, Hazel (Lamb) Hoke and Donna (Powell) Hoke; and sister-in-law, Linda Hoke.
The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN.
Immediately following the time of visitation, a funeral service to celebrate Donald’s life will be held at 1 p.m. with Chaplain Don Miller officiating. Burial will take place at Estates of Serenity.
Memorial contributions may be directed to D.A.V., Bldg. 14, Rm. 135, 1700 E. 38th St., Marion, IN 46953.
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.
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