Frederick Hoover Sr.

WILMINGTON—Frederick Charles Hoover Sr., 70, of Wilmington and formerly of Joliet, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019.
Born June 13, 1949 in Joliet, Frederick Charles was a son of Vincent and Gertrude Dorothy "Dolly" (Olson) Hoover. He was raised in Joliet, attended Joliet East High School and worked his entire life as a baker. Fred’s employment throughout the years included working at Shakey’s Pizza, Mr. Donut and Southern Fried Donuts in Joliet, the Sweet Shop in Lockport, and Fox’s Pizza and Bakery in Wilmington, from where he retired.
A car enthusiast, Fred loved muscle cars and collected Mustangs. He also enjoyed music, played the drums and took pleasure in watching The Three Stooges, as well as boxing.
Survivors include his four sons: Fred Jr. (Michelle) Hoover, Kevin Hoover, Jason (Kelli) Hoover and Josh Hoover, all of Indianapolis, IN; eight grandchildren: Taylor, Lilah, Grace, Jaedyn, Gavin, Ian, Joseph and Christian; three sisters: Karen (Andy) Nielsen, of Gardner; Donna Cleveland, of Rockdale and Denise Love, of Elwood; the mother of his children, Diana Hoover, of Indianapolis and several nieces and nephews, as well as a large extended family.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation and celebration of life open house on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Rd. in Wilmington from 2-5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family through the appeal for donations, funeral care fund link on Fred’s memorial page.
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Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington.