Kenneth R. Hochgesang, 72, Jasper

Kenny HochgesangKenneth R. Hochgesang, 72, of Jasper, died Friday (April 14) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. He was born in Washington September 9, 1944, to Martin J. and Louise (Bachman) Hochgesang.

Kenneth retired from Crop Production Services in Jasper and also worked for Jasper Plant Foods. He was a member of the Ireland Knights of Columbus and enjoyed farming, driving tractors, and visiting with friends.

He is survived by two sisters, Emma Hochgesang-Noffsinger and husband Tom, Cornelia, Georgia, and Monica Hochgesang-Roy, Chandler; two brothers, Larry Hochgesang and Mike Hochgesang and wife Pat, all of Jasper; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by t5wo sisters, Mary Rodriguez and Martha A. Hochgesang, and one brother, Charles Hochgesang.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland with burial following in the church cemetery.

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