Allen E. Hoerchner

Allen E. Hoerchner of Jackson passed away Wednesday March 3, 2010, at Kathy Hospice after a brief illness with cancer.

He was born on Oct. 28, 1929, to Walter J. and Anita C. (nee Burchardt) Hoerchner. On Jan. 21, 1955, he married Gladys C. Vogel and they were married for 55 years. Allen was a 36-year member of the Jackson Legion Post No. 486. After marriage, he farmed and later drove truck for Liesner Trucking Topsoil, Central Ready Mix and sold seed for Renk Seed Inc. He enjoyed playing cards, especially sheepshead, and spending time with his grandchildren. Allen used to say he was going to "tut around" while he whistled and listened to polka music.

Allen is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gladys; his children, John, Jim (Sheri), Judy (Gilbert) Luebbe, Janice (Paul) Filber and Mark. He is further survived by 12 grandchildren, Dawn (Pat) Prescott, Carrie (Tony) Ovalle, Jeff (special friend, Lynn), Clint (fiancee, Heather) Luebbe, Jenny (Jon) Dietz, Thomas Luebbe, Jason, Marie, Joel and Ella Hoerchner, Emily and Madisyn Filber; 15 greatgrandchildren, Shayla, Evie, Dayton, Daysha, Kaiden, Zack, Xaver, Nolan, Josephine, Diego, Oliver, Kimora, Jada, Joaquin and Stella; sister, Gayle (Paul) Gumm; brother, Donald (Barbara); sisters-in-law, Audrey (special friend, Jim) Hoerchner, Ethel Miller and Mary Spiekermann; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Edward; brother, Wayne; sister-in-law, Loretta Retzlaff; brothers-inlaw, Earl Retzlaff, Oscar Miller, Dale Spiekermann and Anthony Schleiben.

A funeral service for Allen will be held Sunday, March 7, 2010, at 3 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Mellon officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday, March 7, at the funeral home from noon until time of service,; with a Legion Post walk through at 2:45 p.m. Interment will take place at 10 a.m., Monday, at Zur Ruhe Cemetery in Cedarburg.

Memorials to Kathy Hospice, Jackson Legion Post No. 486 or charity of your choice are appreciated.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Kathy Hospice and Samaritan Home for all their care for Allen.