Lura Hockens, 74

Oct. 5, 1947 —
Nov. 11, 2021
McINTIRE - Lura Hockens, age 74, of McIntire, Iowa passed away peacefully at her home on Nov. 11, 2021.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Riceville, Iowa. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, at Wayne Cemetery in McIntire. Following the burial, there will be a Celebration of Life from noon until done at Riceville Community Center. She was born on Oct. 5, 1947 to John and Betty Kozak in Osage, Iowa and attended school in New Haven, Iowa.
Lura was united in marriage to Daniel “Boone” Hockens on Nov. 27, 1966 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Riceville, Iowa, and together they had four children, Deb, Dan, Scott and Jeanie. 
Lura was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She worked at Fox River Mills in Osage and was also a local beautician. She worked at the Pit Stop in McIntire and was well-known to all as an excellent cook. She enjoyed raising animals (especially chickens), gardening, puzzles and cheering for the Vikings. 
Lura always had a few scratch-off lottery tickets on her table and enjoyed going to the casino any chance she got. She had a knack for canning and preserving and excelled at winemaking. There wasn’t much she couldn’t do — she was really a jack of all trades! She was so loved and will be sorely missed.
Lura is survived by her children, Deb (Josh) Ferrie of Cresco, Iowa, Dan (Kristy) Hockens of LeRoy, Minn. and Scott (Wendy Wetherall) of Little Cedar, Iowa; and seven grandchildren, Megan (Brennen) Mensink, John Ellis, Amber (Paul) Woltmann, Amanda (Ben Augustine) Hockens, Jackson (Peyton Pooler) Hockens, Ashley Ferrie and Allison Ferrie. She is also survived by eight siblings —sisters, Ann (Bob) Aulwes-Allison and Ellen (Wes) Novak, and brothers, Richard (Lynne) Kozak, Ron (Marcia) Kozak, Roger Kozak, Robert (Cheryl) Kozak, Russell (Marianne) Kozak and Rex (Bonnie) Kozak. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan; an infant daughter, Jeanie; her parents, John and Betty Kozak; her brother, Randy; and father and mother-in-law, Al and Florence Holmen. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Wayne Cemetery or Hospice of Mitchell County.

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