Marion Ione Gocken

Death:Saturday, December 17, 2011
Ogle Co, Illinois

Rockford - Marian Ione Gocken, age 72 of Rockford, died Saturday December 17, 2011 at Ogle County Hospice Serenity Home. She was born on September 2, 1939 in Rochelle, IL to Irvin and Jane (Schier) Gocken. She graduated from Oregon High School class of 1957. Marian graduated from Rockford Memorial School of Nursing the class of 1960. She was a registered nurse and worked for KSB Hospital in the ICU for many years. Marian also worked for Neighbors Nursing Home in Byron and Visiting Nurses Association of Rockford where she retired in 2004. She was devoted to helping people in need with natural healing. Marian attended Light House United Methodist Church and Ebenezer Reformed Church. She is predeceased by her parents. Marian is survived by her children, Cindy (Mike Propster) Hahn of Oregon and Dan Luepkes and his fiancé Amy Johnson of Oregon; grandchildren, David and Austin Luepkes, and Ryan and Rachel Hahn; and sisters, Kay (Zane) Altenburg of Pahrump, NV, Lorena Robinson of LaSalle, IL, and Helen "Skip" Johnson of Oregon. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday December 22, 2011 at Lighthouse United Methodist Church with Pastor Kim Chapman officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 - 11:00 am prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Lighthouse Cemetery. A memorial fund is established for Ogle County Hospice or the Blackhawk Statue Restoration Fund.

Source: Mortuary Obit

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