June 26, 1938 - July 11, 2013
NAPPANEE — David “Fred” Hockert, 75, of Nappanee, died unexpectedly of natural causes Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital, where he had been admitted July 1.
He was born June 26, 1938, in Nappanee to David and Jeanette (Richmond) Hockert. Fred was a graduate of Nappanee High School and was a lifetime area resident. On Aug. 8, 1958, he married Linda Stump in Nappanee.
Fred worked at the Associates in South Bend and was a plant manager for several local companies, including Harbor Craft Boat and Creative Dimensions. He also managed McCormick Creek Golf Course for eight years before retirement. Fred attended Nappanee Missionary Church. He loved his granddaughters, who referred to him as “Papa.” He was an avid golfer and bowler, enjoyed walking his dogs, Dixie and Daisy, and enjoyed working outside with flowers.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter Beth (Brad) Sechrist of Nappanee; granddaughters Bella and Beighlor Sechrist; sister Candace (Robert) Schnepp of Beiverton, Mich.; and brother, Steve (Kathy) Hockert of Nappanee.
He was preceded in death by his son, Brad “Rocky” Hockert.
Family and friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Nappanee Missionary Church Chapel, followed by funeral services at 6 p.m. Pastor Dave Engbrecht will officiate and burial will be in South Union Cemetery.
Memorial. Contributions may be given to the Nappanee Missionary Church for the Kenya Baby Center.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.