Donald Hockinson

  • Born: April 25, 1928
  • Died: December 13, 2019
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Donald E. Hockinson, 91, passed away December 13, 2019 at Mill Pond Senior Living in Ankeny, Iowa. He was born to Grace M. (Freeman) and Henry Melvin Hockinson in their home in Algona, Iowa on April 25, 1928. A memorial service will take place 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (517 SW Des Moines St.).

The Hockinson family moved to a farm south of Albert Lea, Minnesota before moving into Albert Lea. In 1937 Don moved to Charles City, Iowa and graduated high school in 1947. He lettered in football and basketball five years on the varsity team. He entered the Air Force in 1948 and served until 1954. In 1955 he met and married IvaNell M. Martie from Osage, Iowa. They had one son, Richard Erling Hockinson.

Don worked for the Hauser Funeral Home Ambulance Service and County Coroner until 1962 at which time he moved to Oelwein, Iowa to be an insurance agent. He worked for FEMIC (Farmers Elevator Mutual Insurance Company) for many years. In 1972 he moved to Ankeny, Iowa, to be an administrative assistant. He retired in 1991 as Field Rep. In his free time he enjoyed golfing, fishing, and playing the organ.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Ivy; son, Richard (Rhonda); grandchildren, Ryan (Erin), Grant (Sarah), and Troy; and several great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin and Bob.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Unity Point Hospice and Senior Helpers for their care.