Maurice Hoeffken

Maurice Hoeffken
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Maurice E. Hoeffken, 85, of Belleville, IL, born January 21, 1931, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at St. Paul’s Home, Belleville, IL.

Maurice was the past president of Hoeffken Bros. Construction Company and Gracious Living Inc.  He was a member of St. Luke’s Parish, Belleville, IL, the Knights of Columbus Council 1028, and the Elks Lodge #481.  Mr. Hoeffken thoroughly enjoyed being on his boat with family and friends and also loved flying.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward P. and Kathryn, nee Hebenstreit, Hoeffken; and a granddaughter, Katie Hoeffken.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 65 years, Bernice, nee Grimmer, Hoeffken, whom he married on September 8, 1951;
a son, Edward M. (Deb) Hoeffken of Swansea, IL;
two daughters, Jan (Tom) Shipley of Rolla, MO,
and Jody (Ray) Page of Millstadt, IL;
five grandchildren, E.J. Hoeffken,
Marc and Matt Shipley,
Bernadette Kapes,
and Gwen (Jake) Rodriguez;
and a great-grandson, Chad Betlach.

Memorials may be made to the St. Luke Catholic Church or Heartland Hospice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, December 10, 2016, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 10, 2016, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating.

Condolences Left For Maurice Hoeffken

Bernie and family…Please accept our sympathy at this time.

John & Mary Beth Conrath, Belleville, Illinois, 62221

I am so sorry for your family at the passing of your husband, father,and grandfather.My thoughts are with you at this sad time. God Bless you all.

Susan Wilburn, Belleville, Il., 62221

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am far away from the Hoeffken klan but word has a way of finding me. Please be aware that my prayers are with you at this time. Always remember the good times! Love Mary

Mary Isselhardt Keim Simmons, Manning, SC, 29102

Bernie and family,
I’m so sorry to hear that Maurice has passed away. I have great memories of growing up with Jan and spending time at your house. You and Maurice were the best! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love, Jean

Jean Guza, Bozeman, Montana, 59715

I grew up with Jody (best friends in grade school) and just learned of your Dad’s passing. I have fond memories of your family and the times we spent together. My condolences and prayers are with all of you.

Lisa (Haas) Hoffmann, Collinsville, IL, 62234

Jody and Family: So very sorry for the loss of your amazing father. His smile and laugh will be greatly missed but always remembered.

Jim and Terri Hylsky, Eddyville, KY, 42038


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