Charles Hoover

Charles Craig Hoover

Thursday, May 8th, 1952 - Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Longtime Independence, Iowa resident Charles C. Hoover, 68, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 from an embolic stroke at Unity Point Health, St. Luke’s Living Center in Cedar Rapids, IA with his sister by his side.

Craig was born May 8, 1952 in Independence to Charles Raymond Hoover and Evelyn Julia (Franck) Hoover. He graduated from Independence High School in 1970. In December 1972 he married Mary Deborah Esch. They later divorced. At age 22, Craig began his career at John Deere Waterloo Tractor Works, where he spent the next 30 years until retiring at 52. During his time with John Deere, Craig attended DeVry Institute in Chicago graduating in 1987.

Craig enjoyed boating, water skiing, fishing, helping others fix their cars and remodeling homes. He also attended University of Iowa football games for many years and was an avid Cubs fan.

Craig is survived by his mother Evelyn of Cedar Rapids, IA; his brother Jim (Shareefah) Hoover of Vancouver, WA; his sister Tammy (Alan) Pink of Cedar Rapids; his son Barry Charles (Katie) Hoover of Independence; and his grandchildren Dalton Charles and Blayke Ryann Hoover.

A visitation service will be held from 10 am-noon on Saturday, May 23 at Reiff Family Center in Independence. A funeral service will be held at noon. Burial will take place at Circle Grove Cemetery in Walker, IA.

Memorials may be directed to Hoover Wesleyan Church in Walker, IA or the American Legion, Independence.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    216 3rd Ave SE
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 12:00pm
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    216 3rd Ave SE
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Sharon Bainbridge


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Ron Bushell

Posted at 01:58pm
My sympathies to the Hoover family. As neighbors and classmates Craig and I did a lot together in our youth.
Ron Bushell

Mary Day

Posted at 01:19pm
Dear Tammy,
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. I am thinking of you through this time, and praying for you and your family.
Mary Day

Jim Lynes

Posted at 10:35pm

There's so many memories to recall spending time with Charlie throughout our school days and the years that followed. Quite a few are relished by myself and many of his close friends. It's sad to hear of Charlie's passing. You've been a saint and wonderful sister to Charlie over the last number of years. You can be very proud of the care and concern you've shown your brother. He'll be missed.

Our prayers are with you and your family.

Jim & Cathy Lynes

Sue Kruckenberg

Posted at 12:44am
My sincere sympathy to the family. I grew up spending a lot of time with Jim and my brother Steve. I knew the family that way. One never gets over the loss of a sibling.

Jerry Behan

Posted at 11:02pm
Sorry to hear about Craig my heartfelt sympathy to the Hoover family. Jerry Behan

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