Hubert R. Hoenes

Hubert R. Hoenes

Hubert R. Hoenes, 95, Palmyra, Mo., passed away Friday, May 17, 2019, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Mo.

Mr. Hoenes was born March 21, 1924, in his family home in Marion County, Mo., to Fred and Nora McChristy Hoenes. He was married to E. Maxine Drebes on Nov. 28, 1946, at Zion Lutheran Church in Palmyra. She preceded him in death Jan. 8, 2007.

Survivors include nieces and nephews, Delores (Roger) Dunlap. Norman (Karen) Hoenes, Glenn Hoenes, John (Ann) Hoenes, Ronald (Faye) Hoenes, Donna  (Jack) Thornburg, Rendell (Teri) Hoenes, Dennis (Sue) Hoenes, David Hoenes, Sharon (Tony) Morris, Linda (Mike) Reynolds, Robert (Peggy) Hoenes, Joe (Crystal) Hoenes, Brian (Joan) Hoenes, Rodney (Teresa) Gottman, Diane (Dana) Smith, Lori Payne and Diane Martinez and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews and extended family members.

Hubert was also preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark E Hoenes; four brothers, Ernest Hoenes, Albert Hoenes, Paul Hoenes and Oscar Hoenes; and two sisters, Margaret Thompson and Helen Gottman.

Hubert graduated from Emerson High School in 1943. He served in the United States Army during World War ll from 1945 to 1946. He received both an Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and a World War ll Victory Medal.

He loved to make homemade wine and enjoyed sharing it with his family and friends. He and Maxine loved to host the annual country western parties and dancing. 

As a farmer, he farmed both the Hoenes and the Drebes family farms. 

He was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church and of the American Legion Boots-Dickson Post #174. 

Hubert loved spending time with family, sharing his memories and family history.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 21, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Reverend Wes Gehrke officiated. Burial with full military rites by American Legion Post #174 Boots-Dickson was in Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra, Mo.

Pallbearers were Rendell Hoenes, Rodney Gottman, Dennis Hoenes, David Hoenes, Dana Smith and Aaron Drebes.

Memorials may be made to your choice of Zion Lutheran Church, Palmyra Nutrition Center or Maple Lawn Nursing Home.

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