Phillip Hoeffel


ROSSFORD -- Phillip Glenn Hoeffel, 75, of Rossford, Ohio, passed away Monday, December 17, 2012, at the Eleanor Jennings Adult Family Home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on January 14, 1937, in Defiance, Ohio, to Victor and Matilda (Goller) Hoeffel. After graduating from Defiance High School, Phillip proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1956-62. He worked for over 40 years as an electrician for Huron Electric and was a member of IBEW Local 8. Phillip and his wife raised three children and are very proud of the fact that they all entered careers serving others. He was an avid Notre Dame fan and enjoyed cooking and gardening. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family.

Surviving are his loving wife of 50 years, Marilynn Kay (Bockrath) Hoeffel; daughters, Deborah (Steve) Deuschle of Rossford, Ohio, and Noël (David) Creager of Clarkston, Mich.; son, Christian (Annette) Hoeffel of Continental, Ohio; brothers, Tom (Dorothy) Hoeffel and David (Mary) Hoeffel; sister, Pat (Bob) Ryan. Also surviving are grandchildren, Ashley and Andrea Deuschle, Tyler Creager, Alexis and Andrew Hoeffel, along with many nieces and nephews.

Phillip was preceded in death by his parents.

Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road, on Thursday, December 20, 2012, from 5-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church at 628 Lime City Road in Rossford where the family will greet visitors beginning at 9 a.m. Burial will be held at Riverview Memory Gardens, rural Defiance, at 1:30 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Eleanor Jennings Adult Family Home or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our most precious Eleanor Jennings family, Julie, Gerri, Jen, Jane, Megan, Alyssa and Connie; and Hospice of Northwest Ohio, all of whom were angels during Phillip's final days. To leave online expressions of sympathy, please visit

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  • Thank you to all for your loving support, kindness, and prayers!!! With love, Kay, Debbie and family, Noel and family, and Chris and family.