David W. Hoene

David W. Hoene 66, of the Borchers community, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, due to an accident while cutting trees.

David was born April 18, 1948, in Seymour. He was the son of Alvin and Betty Knott Hoene. His mother survives in Brownstown.

He farmed and owned and operated an excavating company with his sons. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Borchers. David graduated from Columbus High School in 1966. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1969.

David was the Jackson Township trustee in Bartholomew County for 32 years. While serving as trustee, he spearheaded the building of Southwest Fire Station 2 in Waymansville. He also had served on the county planning and zoning board. David was very community minded and loved helping people. He never met a stranger. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, camping and his family. Family, friends and neighbors meant the world to him.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Denney Hoene; mother Betty; sons, Doug (Abby) Hoene, Dan (Freedom Stidham) Hoene and Derek (Brandi) Hoene; step-children, Brad (Jennifer) Albert and Andy (Ashley) Albert; grandchildren, Logan Hoene, Sophie Hoene, Jack Hoene, Sam Hoene, Amelia Bliton, Beau Hoene, Sierra Barkes, Brandon Albert, Andrew Albert, Kyle Albert, Gavin Albert, Landon Albert and Jasmin Albert; and brothers, Joe (Kay) Hoene and Tim (Judy) Hoene. His first great-grandchild is due to arrive in December.

He was preceded in death by his father; and a sister, Rebecca Woolsey.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Borchers, with the Rev. Stephen Wood officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Church cemetery with full graveside military rites conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 47, Korean and Vietnam 7, all of Seymour.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Borchers.

Memorials may be written to the new church building fund, St. Paul Lutheran Church or donor’s choice.

Online condolences can be seen at vossfuneralservice.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Voss Funeral Service.