Wilfred Hockert, 82Wilfred John Hockert, 82, died Friday, January 27, 2012 at the Veterans Nursing Home in Minneapolis.
Wilfred John Hockert, 82, died Friday, January 27, 2012 at the Veterans Nursing Home in Minneapolis.
Wilfred was born March 21, 1929 in Millerville Township, the son of Ferdinand and Louise (Revering) Hockert. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and attended St. Mary’s Parochial School in Millerville.
Wilfred served his country during the Korean War and upon being discharged he returned to Millerville for a short time. He then moved to the Twin Cities where he drove cab and returned to Millerville to help on the family farm and at the Hockert Family Shady Creek Resort. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Millerville Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post #527.
In 1997, Wilfred moved to the Minnesota VA Nursing Home in Minneapolis. The VA employees called Wilfred their sweetheart and honey and he will be greatly missed by his family, caretakers and staff at the VA Nursing Home.
He is survived by his brother, Roger (Marge) Hockert of Millerville; sisters, LaVerne Shea of Millerville, Phyllis (Mark) Bramwell of Millerville, Dolores (Charles) Butterfield of Anoka, Ardyce LeBlanc of Maple Grove, Virginia (Charles) Goble of White Bear Lake; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Gerald; nephews, Todd Shea, Rick Hockert, Joe LeBlanc; and brother-in-law, Phil Shea.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, February 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Millerville.
Pallbearers were Tim Shea, Mike Bramwell, Pat Bramwell, Paul Butterfield, Bob Goble, Kevin Hockert and Jim LeBlanc.
Burial was at Seven Dolors Cemetery in Millerville. Military honors were by the Millerville Legion Post and the Minnesota National Guard Honors.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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