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Longtime Vevay lawyer Ronald Hocker dies

Marilyn Odendahl
December 13, 2013
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Ronald Jewell “Ron” Hocker of Vevay, a longtime attorney and civic leader in southeastern Indiana, died Monday at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis. He was 71.

A graduate of Indiana University Maurer School of Law, he was admitted to practice in 1972 and established the Hocker Law Office in Vevay in 1973. He had practiced with his son, Matt, for the past several years, according to his obituary. He also founded Valley Title Services in Vevay in 1974.

Hocker had served as attorney for the Town of Vevay, the Switzerland County School Corp., and the Ohio County Council. He was a former member of the Vevay Main Street Program, rehabilitated several buildings in his hometown and was a master gardener and woodworker.

A celebration of life service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry St., Vevay. A reception will follow at Switzerland County Community Art Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ron & Marylou Hocker Endowment and Community Foundation of Switzerland County.

A memorial page may be viewed here.



 

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