Ervin J. Hoecherl

Ervin J. Hoecherl, 92, of Sycamore, Illinois, died Sunday, March 3, 2019, at the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center.

He was born Nov. 11, 1926 in Springfield, Brown County, Minnesota, to Joseph and Catherine (Saffert) Hoecherl.  He married Joan Bennett on July 24, 1954.

Ervin was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during WWII.  He was a member of the Sycamore VFW, Church of St. Mary and the Sycamore Elks.

He enjoyed entertaining friends at his pool, bowling, wood working and playing softball.  Ervin was an avid Vikings fan.  He coached women’s softball for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Joan; one daughter, Victoria Maurer (Rick); two sons, Joseph Hoecherl (Linda) and Anthony Hoecherl (Andrea); four grandchildren, Daniel Maurer (Cassandra), Michael Maurer (Deisy), Jessica Hoecherl and Jordan Hoecherl;  his great-granddaughter, Laila Maurer;  and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by eight sisters and three brothers.

His funeral mass was conducted Saturday, March 9, at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary, 322 Waterman St. in Sycamore.  

A Celebration of Life followed the mass on Saturday afternoon in the Regale Center in Sycamore.

 A memorial will be established at a later date in care of the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, Illinois 60178

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