Joseph A. Hoog of Ste. Genevieve died on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was 94 years old.
He was born March 8, 1925, in Ste. Genevieve, a son of Thomas Hoog and Emma (Bauman) Hoog.
He was married to Anna M. Hoog on January 19, 1949, and she preceded him in death.
He is survived by four sons, Larry Hoog and his wife Darah of Fenton, Gary Hoog and his wife Debbie of Creve Couer, Robert Hoog and his wife Tracy of Festus, Steven Hoog of O’Fallon, Missouri; one daughter, Vicki Clodfelter of Bonaire, Georgia; one daughter-in-law, Angie Riportella-Hoog of O’Fallon, Missouri; 12 grandchildren, Benjamin and his wife Ava, Meredith, Christopher and his wife Ashley, Trenton, Tyler and his wife Morgan, Tanner, Anthony, Kevin, Kyle, Levi, Christian, Gabriel; five great-grandchildren, Anastasia, Joey, Josh, Ellie, Jude, and one on the way; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Leo Hoog, Henry Hoog, Carl Hoog; five sisters, Rita Grein, Catherine Krussel, Marie Schweiss, Lucille Herzog, Therese Weimer; and a son-in-law, Timothy Clodfelter.
He was a proud U.S. Army World War II-era veteran, a member of VFW, the American Legion, and the Knights of Columbus. He was a giving spirit, volunteering with the St. Vincent De Paul and for decades he assisted local families navigating their insurance and Medicare needs. He was a passionate and strong supporter of Valle Schools and football.
Funeral services were Tuesday, November 12, at the Church of Ste. Genevieve. Rev. Edward Nemeth officiated. Burial was at Valle Spring Cemetery in Ste. Genevieve with military honors performed by VFW Post 2210. Basler Funeral Home of Ste. Genevieve handled the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Valle Schools, St. Vincent De Paul, and Masses.