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MESSAGE: (#147518) Alan Arthur Hoth 1961 - 2006
AUTHOR: Errin Wilker
DATE: 2/23/2007 at 14:22:02
Alan Hoth, 44, Monona, died Sunday, January 1, 2006, at Memorial Hospital,
Prairie du Chien, Wis., following a sudden illness. Funeral services were held
Thursday, January 5, 2006, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona, with Rev.
Allen Bidne officiating. Burial followed at Maple Hill Cemetery, rural Monona.
Leonard Funeral Home of Monona was in charge of arrangements.
Alan Arthur was born January 17, 1961, in Postville, to Reuben and Marilyn
(Wagner) Hoth. He was baptized February 5, 1961, at St. Johns Lutheran
Church, Luana, and confirmed April 11, 1976, at St. Pauls Lutheran Church,
Alan graduated from MFL High School in 1979; Northeast Iowa Technical School,
Calmar, in 1981 with a Construction Technology degree; Northeast Iowa
Technical School, Calmar, 1986, with an Industrial Electrical degree; and
Upper Iowa University in 1990, with a B.S. for education, Secondary
Mathematics and his coaching endorsement.
He was united in marriage to Gwen Kaeser, August 15, 1987, at the Rossville
Presbyterian Church. They moved to the family farm in June of 1995, where he
grew up. Two children were born to this union.
While in high school, he worked with his father on the farm and with Hoth and
Son carpentry. He also worked at Swiss Valley Farms in Luana, hired farm help,
summer counselor at Camp Klaus, Monona Wire Corporation, Swiss Valley Farms in
Gunder, and Dura Automotives in West Union as a mechanical engineer for ten
years. Currently, he taught at MFL-MarMac Community Schools and worked
security at the Isle of Capri and construction in the summer.
Alan was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona, where he also served on
the church council, was a Sunday school teacher, Confirmation mentor, enjoyed
singing in the church choir, and was involved in Boy Scouts.
His hobbies included reading, cooking, hunting, lifting weights, the outdoors,
jeeping, coaching 5-on-5 basketball, cards, listening to music, attending
sporting events, and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife Gwen of Monona; his children, Andreana Hoth and
Trevor Hoth, both of Monona; a brother, Randy (Kathy) Hoth of Shorewood, Wis.;
a sister, Gayle (Linn) Heithoff of Harvard, Ill.; and another brother, David
Hoth of Denver, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Leland Hoth; paternal
grandparents, Arthur and Charlotte Hoth; and maternal grandparents, Arthur and
Honorary casketbearers were Gary Tiny Hoth, Keith Mohning, Donald Voss, John
Henry Bernhard, Cletus Hagensick, Wayne Garms, Larry Thompson, Tim Kruse, and
Russ Bries. Casketbearers were Todd Cahoon, Steve Wagner, Ed Klenk, Steve
Reeg, Larry Riveland, and Leon Meyer.
Source: Waukon Standard, Waukon, Iowa, 11 January 2006