Frederick R. Hoeffken

Frederick R. Hoeffken, 78, of Belleville, Illinois, born Wednesday, August 1, 1934, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Fred worked as an Operating Engineer for Local 520 for over 50 years. He was a retired resident of Key West, Florida for 16 years where he was paid to fish. He was a member of Saint Augustine of Canterbury Belleville, Illinois and the St. Louis Admirals R/C Model Boat Club.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Wife: Mary K. nee Heffner Hoeffken
  • Parents: Elmer F. and Helen nee Hammond Hoeffken

Surviving are his:

  • Daughters:
    • Deborah A. (David) Baltz of Columbia, IL
    • Sharon K. Lelly of Columbia, IL
  • Son: John D. (Carol) Hoeffken of Belleville, IL
  • Brothers:
    • Donald Hoeffken of Belleville, IL
    • Ted (Patty) Hoeffken of Belleville, IL
  • Sisters:
    • Rita (Tess) Kirkland of Swansea, IL
    • Jackie Hinz of Red Bud, IL
    • Judy Petroff of Caseyville, IL         
    • Chris
  • Grandsons:
    • Justin (Samantha) King
    • Jason King

Memorials:  Memorials may be made to the Southwestern Illinois Visiting Nurse Association or Hospice of Southern Illinois

Visitation:  Friends may call from 10:00 am - 11:00 am Monday, December 31, 2012 at Saint Augustine of Canterbury in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  An 11:00 am Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Augustine of Canterbury in Belleville, IL with Msgr. Bill McGhee officiating.

Condolences left for Frederick R. Hoeffken:

    Fred will be sadly missed. My thoughts are with his family.

    Linda Osterdock Illinois

    So sorry to read about Fred. All those years ago living next door on Michigan Ave. I thought he was such a fun and funny guy. It sounds like his Florida retirement was perfect for him.

    Roberta Sternau Thomas Pasadena MD 21122