Kennith A. Hoeper, age 68, of Curtiss, passed away surrounded by his loving family at Marshfield Medical Center on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
A Private Family Visitation will be held. A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at El Norteno in Curtiss. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements.
Ken was born on September 21, 1952, the son of Phillip and Donna (Lukens) Hoeper in Garrison, ND. He grew up in Omaha, NE and graduated from Westside High School in 1970. Ken enlisted in the US Army following graduation, where he was stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas. He service took him to Greece, Germany and Turkey.
Ken was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Linda Davis on August 18, 1973 in Omaha, NE. They welcomed their son in 1974, while stationed in Kansas. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he attended University of Nebraska-Omaha for civil engineering. In 1975, they moved to Owen-Withee and in 1979 they welcomed their daughter. They have been in the area ever since.
Ken was a volunteer fireman and EMT for Owen-Withee Fire Department for 15 years. He enjoyed helping and the friendships with his fellow volunteers. He worked manufacturing for many years at Weather Shield, Northland, Kerry and Conagra, before landing a job at Midwest Aluminum now Wakefield Thermal. He moved from maintenance to shipping and loved delivering aluminum extrusions in the Midwest. His great joy was his family and especially his grandkids: Brianna, Nathan, Duncan, Dakota, Zachary and Braelynn.
Ken is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda of Curtiss; two children: Jasen P. (Connie) Hoeper of Colby and Natasha B. (Jason) Zarins of Withee and his six grandchildren.
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He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister: Karen Humphrey.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com
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