Karla Lyn Hocker  October 16 1959

Karla Lyn Hocker October 16 1959 March 20 2020

October 16 1959 March 20 2020
Obituary Karla Lyn Hocker, age 60, of Boone and formerly of Ames, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Unity Point-Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A private family funeral service will be held at the Adams Funeral Home in Ames with burial to follow in the Ames Municipal Cemetery. Friends and extended family are welcome to join us for a celebration of life at a later date yet to be determined. Born on October 16, 1959 in Ames, Iowa, Karla was the daughter of John and Opal (Erickson) Hocker. She graduated from Ames High School in 1978. Karla attended the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and graduated from Kirkwood Community College with a degree in computer programming. At one time, Karla owned Prairie Star Bakery in Slater. She has been employed at the Iowa Department of Transportation for the past 25 years as a computer programmer. Karla was also an adjunct instructor of programming at DMACC. Karla was excited by the world and its various cultures. She had a tremendous sense of beauty and loved to create and admire art. Karla was gifted at knitting and baking, winning several blue ribbons at the Iowa State Fair. Karla was an amazing mathematician. She also enjoyed word games and completing sudoku puzzles. She loved her friends and family fiercely, having a special and joyful relationship with her grandsons whom she cherished, acting as the Cubmaster for their Boy Scout Troop in Ankeny. Karla was a life-long member of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Ames where she served on the Scandinavian Coffee Committee and was the head Kringla baker. Karla is survived by her daughters, Kendra Kay Malone of Chicago, IL and Samantha Malone of Ankeny; grandchildren: Anthony John-Scott Lebo and Ayden Wesley-Scott Lebo; and a sister, Kay Hocker (Jon Veer) of Rochester, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Adams Funeral Home and online condolences may be left for Karla’s family at www.adamssoderstrum.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for future designation, and may be mailed to the Adams Funeral Home, PO Box 745, Ames, Iowa 50010. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Karla Lyn Hocker, please visit our Tribute Store. Events There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by planting a tree in memory of Karla Lyn Hocker. Visit the Tribute Store

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Death notice for the town of: Ames, state: Iowa

death notice Karla Lyn Hocker October 16 1959 March 20 2020

obituary notice Karla Lyn Hocker October 16 1959 March 20 2020

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