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Charlene Ruth Urschel Hoch

Charlene Ruth Urschel Hoch, 85, of Fort Wayne, IN, and with ties to Huntington County, IN, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Hoch graduated from Bippus High School in Huntington County in 1954. She retired from Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company and was also a member of First Christian Union Church, before attending Anthony Wayne First Church of God later in her life.

She was born on July 1, 1936, in Huntington County, to Howard D. and E. Lorene Aldridge Urschel. She married Floyd R. Hoch on June 6, 1954. He survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Barbara (Joe) Langel, of Bluffton, and Beth (Dan) Ackermann, of Zanesville; three sons, David (Deb) Hoch of Fort Wayne, Douglas (Kellie) Hoch of Brooksville, FL, and Donald (Kim) Hoch of Fort Wayne; a daughter-in-law, Jill Truman-Hoch of South Lebanon, OH; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Howard D. Hoch.

A private service will take place at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in Bippus.

Memorials may be made to the Anthony Wayne First Church of God or One Mission Society.

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