Carol E. Hocking, 88, of Platteville, formerly of Benton, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Epione Pavilion in Cuba City. Services were at 1:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at the United Methodist Church in Benton with Pastor Rick McDermott officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Carol was born on Dec. 21, 1928, in Janesville, the daughter of Marvin V. and Winnifred C. (Lee) Paulson. She married Harold E. Hocking on June 23, 1947, in Apple Grove Lutheran Church in Argyle.
Carol worked at the Benton Thrift Shop. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Women’s Group, serving as its treasurer for many years. She enjoyed bowling, gambling, reading, traveling and dancing. Family was very important to her. She was a mom and grandma to everyone. Carol just loved life in general.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary Jo (Irwin) Frank, of Benton, Linda (Thomas) Brines, of Shullsburg, and Diane (Everette) Mau and Becky (Dan) Kilcoyne, both of Benton; two sons, John (Kay) Hocking, of Cuba City, and Mark (Janet) Hocking, of Madison; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Hocking, of Lancaster; 22 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; two sons, Thomas William and Steven Harold; a great-granddaughter, Joslin Howen; three sisters, Marilyn Cline, Barbara Benson and Shirley Rowley; two brothers, Marvin and William Paulson; and a special friend, Pat Cullen.
A special thank you to Pastor Rick McDermott, Sienna Crest, Gray’s Nursing Home, Finley Hospital 5th Floor Staff, Epione Pavilion and Hospice of Dubuque.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.caseyfuneralhome.net.