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“Hope:My heart fell to the floor when I learned the news today! I always appreciated Denny's kindness and his love as a husband and father. I lost a...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Diana Frana - Ft. Myers, FL

“I am broken hearted to hear of denny's death. He and i were like brothers in our younger years. We met when we were 6 years old. We lived in hickory...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: larry shutack - juneau, AK

“Dear Hope, Andrea, Christopher My deepest thoughts, and prayers are with you all! Your family has grown so much since I last saw you, "All because...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Dee Ervin - Joliet, IL - Friend

“Denny and I were always friends since freshmen football at LWHS. He will be missed. I remember seeing him several years ago and it was like old...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Kevin Davis - Oro Valley, AZ

“Dearest Hocker Family:I have had the great honor and privilege in working for Dennis at Filtration Group as an outside contractor. I have never had a...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Ronald Jorgensen - St. Charles, IL

“I'm very saddened to have heard about our loss of Dennis. He was a fine person for whom everyone knew as a friend. In our adolescence, our...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Thomas Hagen - Murphysboro, IL

“We are so saddened to hear of Denny's passing..we always looked forward to our visits with you both at the club.. Please accept our deepest sympathy...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Ron & Trudy DeLong - Dwight, IL

“Prayers are sent from Debbie and John Van Havel ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Debbie Van Hagel - Hudson, MI

“Hope, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I didn't know Dennis, but have worked with you as election judge for many years. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Sandra Bauer - New Lenox, IL

“I was deeply saddened when I heard the news of your loss.Dennis was an awesome person. He will be missed by a lot of people. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: LUANN GONSOULIN - Crest Hill, IL

“Denny was one of the classiest men I have ever met. Everyone that came in contact with him had the utmost respect for him. When he spoke , we...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Tod Bridges - Naperville, IL

“Dennis and I worked together at Filtration Group for longer than I can remember. He was simply the nicest guy I could imagine. Always there to help...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: David Heritage - Joliet, IL

“Dear Hocker family. I will not be able to attended Denny's service due to previous engagement. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was my boss...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: David Blount - Monon, IN

“Worked with Dennis for many years. He was funny and great to work. My thoughts and prayers for the family. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Lani Hahn - Joliet, IL - coworker

“My heartfelt condolences to Hope, Andrea, Christopher, and your extended families. Dennis was an outstanding man, truly a good person through and...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Wendy Braun - Frankfort, IL

“Dear Hope and family,My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Dennis has been my friend since we were 6 years old. I think about the fishing...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Dennis Malloy - Portland, OR

“Denny was a great man whose legacy will live in in his children and grandchildren. We are praying for God's comfort for you all. ❤ ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Paul and Tara Stachewicz - IN

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Age 66, longtime resident of New Lenox, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

Dennis is survived by his loving family, wife, Hope Hocker (Frana), children, Andrea (Bill) Spray, Christopher (Ruth) Hocker, grandchildren, Lexi Spray, Olivia Spray, Elaina Spray, Mitchell Hocker, Owen Hocker and Adam Hocker.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, William & Theo Hocker (Masters).

Dennis was a member of First Christian Church in Joliet where he served as an Elder. He was an enthusiastic Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bears fan. Dennis was an avid camper and fisherman who greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451 on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 from 10:00 AM until time of funeral service at 2:00 PM. Interment, Brown Cemetery, Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Histiocytosis Association, 322 North Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071 or would be greatly appreciated. For information or 815-485-3200.