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Edgar "Bud" George Hoener, 88, of Sutter, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.
Bud was born on August 21, 1934, at the family farm in Hancock County, Illinois, the son of George and Freda M. (Hufendick) Hoener. He attended high school through Sophomore Christmas vacation, but he was valedictorian of his 8th grade class. On October 20, 1963, he was united in marriage to Carolyn “Sue” Smyser at the Emerson Baptist Church in Emerson, Missouri. She survives.
A farmer his entire life, Bud was also a member of Bethany United Christian Church in Tioga. In his younger years, Bud enjoyed going to the Crystal Ball Skating Rink in Carthage, and participated in skate shows. He was an excellent woodworker and could play the piano by ear. Family was his top priority, and he attended all his children and grandchildren’s sports, orchestra, band and school activities. Bud was a prolific traveler and visited all forty-eight continental states. Bud proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959, where he was a guard at Spandau Prison. During this time he guarded Rudolph Hess, Albert Speer and Baldur von Schirach.
Bud is survived by Carolyn “Sue” Hoener of Sutter, Illinois; two sons: Douglas Hoener of Quincy and Gregory (Kathy) Hoener, Sr. of Sutter; his daughter Tammy Hoener of Quincy; seven grandchildren: Bryce (Olivia) Hoener, Allyson (Joshua) Hetzler, Kayla Hoener (Fiance Owen Shelton), Michael (Richlyn) Hoener, Gregory (Megan) Hoener, Jr., Thomas (Lexis) Hoener and Amber Hoener; five great-grandchildren: Callum, Liam, Ricky, Bennett and Ember; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bud is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters: Marie (Pete) Frey, Naomi (Little) Griffin and Pauline Hoener; and his daughter-in-law Gloria Hoener.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at Bethany United Church of Christ in Tioga, with burial to follow at Oakland Cemetery in Warsaw, Illinois. Military honors at the cemetery will be rendered by the Hancock County Honor Guard and the United States Army. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 22, from 2 to 7 pm, with family meeting friends from 4 to 7 pm at Printy Funeral Home in Warsaw.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Bethany United Church of Christ in Tioga.