Marjorie (Naud) Hock, age 98, passed away on September 27th, 2021. She was born on March 2nd, 1923 in Green Bay, WI. The daughter of Alex and Laura (Van der Perren) Naud, Marj spent most of her young life growing up in Duck Creek, WI. She graduated from Green Bay West HS in 1941. She loved to go dancing and hang out with her high school friends. In 1939, she met the love of her life, William (Bill) Hock and they were married April 11th of 1941. They purchased their 1st dairy farm in 1941 and began their young family in 1943. Together, they created a successful dairy farm and were very active in their local 4-H organization. They were leaders in numerous 4-H youth programs as well as pilot programs around dairy farming and crop production. They also served as a host family for International Foreign Youth Exchange. After retiring, they loved to travel. They took numerous car trips & bus tours all over the United States, and toured 9 other countries. Their favorite trip overseas was in 1985 when they visited the former Soviet Union, Bill’s ancestral home. Marj loved to play cards, BINGO, sing and visit family & friends. She was a huge Packer fan. Marj took great pride in the interests and achievements of their three children. She looked forward to frequent visits of their families and pets. She enjoyed family gatherings and cherished her grandchildren & great-grandchildren. She is a three-time cancer survivor (including breast and pancreatic), which she fought courageously over decades. She is fondly remembered by the Wisconsin Rapids Cancer Center and UW-Madison staff.
Marj is survived by her three children: Gwen (Harvey - deceased) Gygi of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Joseph (Karen) Hock of Athens, GA, and William L. (Marcia) Hock of Eau Claire, WI; grandchildren: Cathie Schoneki, Heather Gygi (Patric Neyens), Julie Hock, Bret (Dinah) Gygi, and Antonia J.A. Hock; four precious great-grandchildren - Anna and Eli Schoneki, Alexandar Ruediger, Trinity Gygi, and Paighton Harrison; one sister-in-law Bette Naud; and a very special Green Bay neighbor and friend - Denny & Nancy Haskell. Marj is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Marj was preceded in death by her parents, sister (Audrey Auers) and two brothers (Bernard & Richard).
The family would like to thank the staff at Hilltop Grand and River Run Living Facility for their fabulous care and concern for Marjorie, as well as the people of Wisconsin Rapids who graciously welcomed and openly befriended her for the past thirteen years.
Visitation will be at 12:00 PM and followed by a memorial service at 12:30 PM at the Fort Howard Chapel at the mausoleum in Green Bay on Tuesday, October 5th.
Herman-Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids is honored to be assisting with the arrangements.
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