Fredrick E. Hoeger

Frederick E. Hoeger, 80, of Holy Cross, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Finley Hospital, Dubuque.

Visitation was Monday, April 28, at Kramer Funeral Home, in Holy Cross.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 29, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Holy Cross, conducted by Rev. Jose Comparan.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Fred was born Sept. 14, 1933, in New Vienna, the son of Leo F. and Pauline C. (Diers) Hoeger. He married the love of his life, Irene Olsem, on June 10, 1958, in Colesburg at  St. Patrick Church. 

He was a farmer all his life and enjoyed driving tractors.  He loved visiting with his children and grandchildren.

He was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post  and the Catholic Order of Foresters.

Survivors include his wife, Irene; six children, Jody (Dave) Rolfes of Earlville, Jolene (Loras) Bagge of Worthington, Donita Eckrich of Coralville, Janice (Larry) Lansing of Dyersville, Lynn (Casey) Hoeger and Brenda (Brad) McAuliffe, both of Holy Cross; 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a sister, Phyllis Wille of Monona; in-laws, Marlene Hoeger of New Vienna and Elmer (Wilma) Olsem of Manchester.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Jean (George) Friedmann, Harold, Leo H. (Ileen), LaVerne (Elizabeth), Cyril, William (Ruth) Hoeger and Thomas J. Hoeger; several brothers and sisters-in-law.

A Fred E. Hoeger Memorial Fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

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