Condolence & Memory Journal

Joe - I learned of Tiffany's illness and passing just today from a business associate who's wife attended the same high school with Tiffany. I am shocked and extremely saddened by this news. Though we fell out of touch over the years since Smithway you both have crossed my mind, especially since we just moved to Ankeny from East Village.
I wish to say how deeply saddened I am by this news but I also wish to say what great memories I have of working alongside of Tiffany at SMX for a number of years as well as spending time with both of you at various social gatherings in Fort Dodge.
Tiffany could always light up a room because she was always smiling and her attitude towards both work and life was infectious. She brought hard work, humor, diligence, toughness and tenacity to the work place and the play place. I remember when AJ was born and how proud she was and the many funny stories of his early childhood.
I can only say again how saddened I am and that I wish you and your entire family the best Joe.

Posted by Tim Averill - Ankeny, IA - Friend   October 07, 2020

Joe and family, you are in my thoughts and my prayers during this time. Your description of Tiffany and her life paints a picture of a wonderful woman and legacy that lives on through her family. I am so very sorry for your loss. God Bless you all.

Posted by Rick Radliff - Johnston, IA - Coworker   October 06, 2020

Joe and family-

My heart broke reading about the loss of Tiffany. I know Joe through work and never met her, but can imagine the wonderful person she was. My deepest sympathy to you all.

Posted by Les Kuhlman    October 02, 2020

The years seem to fly by. Being freshmen at ISU grappling to balance the whirlwind of basketball, school and fun feels near when it crosses my mind. Tiff and Tracy were inseparable. Eventually it was Tiff, Joe and Tracy-always together. I'm glad we were able to connect via social media to witness our families grow. Her strong presence and fun nature will be missed for sure. Joe and family, may God comfort you and bring you peace.
-- Alecia (Lee) Kates

Posted by Alecia Kates - Friend   October 01, 2020

My deepest sympathy to all.
God Bless...

Posted by Kelly Neustrom    September 30, 2020

Joe, AJ, Ashley, Judee and Family- Our deepest sympathy to you all for the loss of such a beautiful soul. We enjoyed getting to know your family when we were neighbors. The driveway drinks were an added bonus! Please know that we hold you close in thought and prayer during this difficult time.
The Hughes'
Tory & Tonya
Kylah, Kailan, Kendrie & Keegan

Posted by Tonya Hughes - Ankeny, IA   September 30, 2020

Our deepest condolences to Joe, AJ, Ashley and your entire family. Tiffany was always such a great person to be around. I loved swapping stories about our sons and their group of friends from elementary school to junior high. I'm so grateful for her friendship over the years and her positive approach to life. We will miss her, but she lives on in her beautiful family. Love and prayers for comfort now and in the difficult time ahead

Posted by Chrys Woods - Friend   September 30, 2020

Tiffany enriched all our lives, and she will be missed immensely. Thoughts and prayers for her family. We are thinking about all of you!

Posted by Heather Fitzgerald - Bentonville, AR - Coworker   September 30, 2020

Our deepest condolences, Joe. Prayers of comfort for you, the kids and your families in the coming days, weeks and months. Tiffany was a joy to be around and her energy and smile were contagious.

Posted by Jolie and BJ Fuhrman - Johnston, IA   September 30, 2020

Joe and family
I'm so sorry to about Tiffany. I'm praying for you and your family. God be with you. Joyce Geistkemper

Posted by Joyce Geistkemper - FAYETTE, IA - Family Friend   September 29, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. Tiffany was special! d

Posted by Chuck and Ginny Dickens    September 29, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Mark Caputo    September 29, 2020

Deepest sympathies to all her family& friends! Tiff you will be missed dearly. Fly High Angel.

Posted by Melani Sorgdrager Vedral - Sioux City, IA - Classmate   September 29, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe, AJ, Ashley and family. We will miss hearing Tiffany's excitement on the basketball court watching our boys play (it always made me smile!). She will still be there in spirit and we will cheer extra loud on her behalf - she was a great friend and mom and we will miss her.
Love, the Pedersons

Posted by Sara and Todd Pederson - Ankeny, IA - Friend   September 29, 2020

Many of us will miss Tiffany a great deal. I am so thankful that I had the privilege of knowing her and working under her. She was always had an open door and a laugh to share. I always enjoyed hearing her share stories of her family and it was clear how much they meant to her. Professionally, I always knew she was in my corner and had my back. She made many of us feel more like a friend than a co-worker. Will be praying for her family through this difficult time.

Posted by Frank Pribyl - Des Moines, IA - Coworker   September 29, 2020

My fondest memories of Tiffany from our time working together at Smithway Motor Xpress are related to her competitiveness, leadership, and her smile. She was instrumental in rebuilding the Smithway brand through her relationships with our customers, drivers, and associates. You all have my deepest convalescences.

Posted by Frank Gambish - Seattle, WA - Coworker   September 29, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of your family.

Posted by Sally and Lorman Vilhauer    September 29, 2020

I was impressed watching how Tiffany could push for excellent results and at the same time, remain steadfastly positive. She was a leader and an influencer for sure and will be greatly missed. It was clear that she cherished her family and was so very proud of them. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope that even as you are grieving, your heart and mind is filled with hope and peace.

Posted by Stacey Sickmiller - Des Moines, IA - Coworker   September 29, 2020

Vince, Judee, and family. We are so very sorry for your loss, and pray for your family.

Posted by Terry and Linda Christensen - Hinton, IA - Friend   September 29, 2020

My condolences to you Tiffany, R.I.P.

Posted by Vernon williams - Douglasville, GA - Coworker   September 28, 2020

I didn't know Tiffany very well. I met her a few times in the hallway but on the few occasions that I did she brightened my day with a very big smile and a very nice "Hello!". I will keep her friends and family in my prayers! I can tell she will be missed by many people.

Posted by Rob Smith - Des Moines, IA - Coworker   September 28, 2020

It has been awhile since I have seen Tiffany. She was always kind, fun and had the best smile. Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.

Posted by Jessica Lindell Meinen - Akron, IA   September 28, 2020

My thought sand prayers go out to her family in this difficult time. Tiffany had such a joyful positive spirit about her that I deeply admired. She made the office ring with laughter each and every day and will be dearly missed by all.

Posted by Kim Schwartzman - Des Moines, IA - Coworker   September 28, 2020

Tiff was an amazing woman who will live on in Joe, AJ, and Ashley.
Kerry and I offer or most sincerest thoughts to all of you as you grieve the loss of a terrific person. Love to you all.

Posted by Carla Taylor - Ankeny, IA - Family Friend   September 28, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Tiffanys passing. I first met Tiffany when she started at CRST in Cedar Rapids back around 1997. Then she moved down to Des Moines at TMC in 1998 and then I started there in January of 1999. Tiffany was always positive....upbeat....always smiling....and loved her Cyclones. I will miss the "Good Morning Dave" shout out in the hallways at work when I would see her. I know she is in a better place now with our Lord and Savior. God Bless

Posted by Dave Kroeger - Urbandale, IA - Coworker   September 28, 2020

Very few people truly fit this definition, but Tiffany Hoeck was an inspiration. I draw peace from knowing her not only as a coworker, but a friend.

Posted by Mark Sickmiller - Bondurant, IA - Coworker   September 28, 2020

My deepest condolences go out to Tiffany's family. She was always such a light at the office, that I cannot image the grief those closest to her must feel. I can still hear her infectious laugh, and will forever cherish the memories I have with Tiffany. A beautiful person inside and out. The world is a darker place without her in it. Thinking of her family and friends through this difficult time.

Posted by Kamie VanOtterloo - Coworker   September 28, 2020

I sat right across from Tiffany back in 98 and we had a lot of great laughs. Over the years, I worked with her on several projects and I can't recall her ever being in a sour mood. She was always upbeat and willing to help you with whatever you needed. The world lost a good soul.

Posted by Michael Eddy - Des Moines, IA - Coworker   September 28, 2020

So sorry for for your loss.

Posted by Travis Schonrock - Classmate   September 28, 2020

This is so heart breaking, truly a great loss to this world. My deepest condolences for the loss of such a wonderful person. She will be missed ;(

Posted by Lisa Zautner - Oregon, OH - Coworker   September 28, 2020

Tiffany was a good person always happy and always was upbeat. She always kept positive even when it’s negative. .

Posted by Mark muerner - Coworker   September 27, 2020