Ina M. Hoeft
Jan. 4, 1922 — Nov. 21, 2015
Ina Mae (Grindrod) Hoeft was a lifelong resident of Oconomowoc who was born Jan 4, 1922, and died Nov. 21, 2015. She was the daughter of George E. Grindrod and Marguerite Madison. Her husband, Dr. Irwin F. Hoeft, whom she married October 12, 1943, and a brother, Paul Grindrod, survive her. She is also survived by her children: Dr. Thomas G. Hoeft (Lyn Hoeft), Wendy (Hoeft) Paton (Dr. David Paton), and Dr. Mary Lee (Hoeft) Vance (Eric Vance); grandchildren Dr. Suzy (Hoeft) Dando (Todd Dando), Thomas J. Hoeft (Dr. Olga Kuchar), Peter Hoeft (Emily Hoeft), Jenny Paton, Justin Paton; great-grandchildren: Madeline Dando, Jackson Dando and Natalie Hoeft and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mae was an active member of the Waukesha County, and Oconomowoc community, playing music, teaching and mentoring new musicians, and supporting the Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of the UW-Madison Orchestra, where she earned her undergraduate degree, played oboe in the Waukesha County Band, American Legion Band of Oconomowoc and organ for the First Baptist Church of Oconomowoc.
also was a member of the “wrecking crew,” session musicians that
provided backups for recording artists; and taught music lessons well
into her 90s, teaching students piano, oboe, English horn and organ. In
addition, she was an active member and supporter of the Oconomowoc Music
Club, American Baptist Women’s Association, and the Oconomowoc Memorial
Hospital Auxiliary. She also served as a hospital volunteer and Girl