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“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...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Tim Averill - Ankeny, IA - Friend

“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...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Rick Radliff - Johnston, IA

“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...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Les Kuhlman

“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....Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Alecia Kates - Friend

“My deepest sympathy to all. God Bless... ”
5 of 31 | Posted by: Kelly Neustrom

“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...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Tonya Hughes - Ankeny, IA

“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...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Chrys Woods - Friend

“Tiffany enriched all our lives, and she will be missed immensely. Thoughts and prayers for her family. We are thinking about all of you! ”
8 of 31 | Posted by: Heather Fitzgerald - Bentonville, AR

“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...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Jolie and BJ Fuhrman - Johnston, IA

“Joe and familyI'm so sorry to about Tiffany. I'm praying for you and your family. God be with you. Joyce Geistkemper ”
10 of 31 | Posted by: Joyce Geistkemper - FAYETTE, IA

“So very sorry for your loss. Tiffany was special! d ”
11 of 31 | Posted by: Chuck and Ginny Dickens

“I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 31 | Posted by: Mark Caputo

“Deepest sympathies to all her family& friends! Tiff you will be missed dearly. Fly High Angel. ”
13 of 31 | Posted by: Melani Sorgdrager Vedral - IA

“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...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Sara and Todd Pederson - Ankeny, IA

“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...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Frank Pribyl - Des Moines, IA

“My fondest memories of Tiffany from our time working together at Smithway Motor Xpress are related to her competitiveness, leadership, and her smile....Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Frank Gambish - Seattle, WA

“So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of your family. ”
17 of 31 | Posted by: Sally and Lorman Vilhauer

“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...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Stacey Sickmiller - Des Moines, IA

“Vince, Judee, and family. We are so very sorry for your loss, and pray for your family. ”
19 of 31 | Posted by: Terry and Linda Christensen - IA

“My condolences to you Tiffany, R.I.P. ”
20 of 31 | Posted by: Vernon williams - Douglasville, GA

“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...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Rob Smith - Des Moines, IA

“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. ”
22 of 31 | Posted by: Jessica Lindell Meinen - Akron, IA

“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...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Kim Schwartzman - Des Moines, IA

“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...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Carla Taylor - Ankeny, IA

“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...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Dave Kroeger - Urbandale, IA

“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. ”
26 of 31 | Posted by: Mark Sickmiller - Bondurant, IA

“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...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Kamie VanOtterloo - Coworker

“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...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: Michael Eddy - Des Moines, IA

“So sorry for for your loss. ”
29 of 31 | Posted by: Travis Schonrock - Classmate

“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 ;( ”
30 of 31 | Posted by: Lisa Zautner - Oregon, OH

“Tiffany was a good person always happy and always was upbeat. She always kept positive even when it’s negative. . ”
31 of 31 | Posted by: Mark muerner - Coworker


Tiffany Kristine Hoeck, age 45, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa after a courageous battle with cancer.

Tiffany was born on March 1, 1975 in Cherokee, Iowa to Vince Cox and Judee Cox. She graduated from North High School in Sioux City, Iowa and later graduated from Iowa State University on a full basketball scholarship.

It was at Iowa State where Tiffany met her husband, Joe, and the two were united in marriage on November 14, 1998 and welcomed two beautiful children Andrew Joseph (AJ) (age 14) and Ashley Kristine (age 9) who were Tiffany's entire world.

Tiffany is survived by her husband; two children; her father; her mother; and two brothers, Travis Cox and Wade Cox.

While Tiffany's fight against cancer was courageous and noteworthy it is not how Tiffany would want to be remembered. Tiffany was first an amazing wife. She single-handedly took a shy farm boy from NE Iowa and taught him how to love and live life to the fullest. Secondly, Tiff was an outstanding mother and cornerstone of our family. Tiffany has instilled many traits that live on in our children. AJ is fiercely competitive but also companionate, both traits Tiffany exhibited on a daily basis. Ashley's flair for the dramatic and big heart which welcomes anyone she comes in contact with are traits we also loved about Tiffany. Finally, Tiffany was an incredible friend. Whether it was celebrating a Cyclone victory at an ISU tailgate, showing off her killer dance moves while singing karaoke, or simply sitting down over dinner and drinks, Tiffany went out of her way to make everyone feel welcomed and ensured every event was memorable. We should feel blessed we had the opportunity to spend time with such a wonderful woman and her memory lives on in all of us.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation services from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 North Ankeny Blvd). The funeral service is scheduled for 10:30 AM on Wednesday, September 30 at Ankeny First United Methodist Church (206 SW Walnut Street).

Due to COVID restrictions and limited capacity at the church, it is encouraged to view the service via livestream: https://boxcast.tv/view/memorial-service---tiffany-hoeck-359162
The livestream will not go live until 10:25 a.m.