Nancy Ruth Hookie, 71, of Hermann, MO passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 at University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia, Missouri, surrounded with the love of her family, as she passed peacefully.
Nancy was born in Red Bud, Illinois on April 9, 1949, the daughter of the late Virgil and Ruth (Veath) Krattli. She was the widow of Dale Lee Hookie. They were united in marriage on April 1, 1972, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Marshalltown, Iowa. Nancy is survived by a daughter, Stefenie Hookie of Hermann, Missouri, a sister Rayelene McClane & husband John of Columbia, Missouri; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many good friends and neighbors.
She grew up on the family farm close to Stony Hill, where she grew to appreciate nature and a love of animals and wildlife. Following graduation from Hermann High School in 1967, she moved to St. Louis to work for the McDonnell Douglas Corp. and was specifically selected to work on the team that designed the Phantom Jet. She worked at Fisher Controls, now the Emerson Corp., in Marshalltown, Iowa for 46 years as a draftsman and technical illustrator. She was very active in the homeless shelter and the local fire department, in Albion, Iowa, where she also had served on the City Council and served as Mayor. She was a member of the Isaak Walton League and served as past president. She loved reading books, cooking, camping, spending time with family, and serving her community.
Nancy was a member of Elim Lutheran Church in Marshalltown where she served on the church council, and organized and administered the holiday gift wrap program. Her faith was very important to her and she was known for her selfless spirit of service to others. She would make her famous “Hookie’s Cookies” for anyone in need and for any occasion that called for snacks and food. Her selfless spirit of giving was seen in every aspect of her life, including wanting to be an organ donor. She used her talents in quilt making as a member of the Nimble Thimble Quilting Guild of Hermann, Missouri. She had recently retired and came back to the Hermann, Missouri area to realize her life’s dream in 2018, when she was able to design and build a new house on part of the original home property that she grew up on, and that had been in the Krattli family for 150 years. She will be laid to rest with her husband under her favorite dogwood tree on the family farm.
No services will be held at this time. A memorial service may be held at a later date. All donations will be used to help preserve her beloved farm and can be made payable to her daughter Stefenie. c/o Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home
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