Clyde "Jack" Hoover

Jun 21, 1948 - May 12, 2022

Clyde "Jack" Hoover

June 21, 1948 - May 12, 2022

Obituary

Jack Hoover, 73, resident of Cedar Rapids, Iowa passed away on May 12, 2022.

Jack was born to Josephine (Pinto) and Charles Jay Hoover in Everett, MA in 1948. He spent his childhood in Paulding, Ohio before moving to Waterloo, Iowa and graduating from Waterloo West High School. Jack was a US army veteran serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. Throughout the years Jack worked in sales and driving a school bus in Cedar Rapids.

Jack was a man of keen intellect, a wealth of knowledge and a lover of history and music. An extroverted man, Jack was a great conversationalist and in one breath could analyze the political climate of Europe during WWII, then opine on The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Everly Brothers, Abba, and Mexican music. In his free time he enjoyed watching historical documentaries as well as comedies and films with soaring musical scores, visiting his friends at their local car shops and family-owned restaurants, attending high school band performances, following local sports, and maintaining a perfect lawn. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he loved sharing family stories and words of wisdom with his family and friends, cracking jokes, eating spicy food, and traveling to Mexico. He was deeply loyal, unapologetically political, and had a heart brimming with generosity. He will be deeply missed.

Jack is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sheryl (Koth) Hoover, as well as his children: Chad Hoover and Nicholas Hoover of Ankeny; Rebecca (Hoover) Ryberg of Alingsas, Sweden; and Stephen Hoover of Cedar Rapids. He is also survived by 12 loved grandchildren; his brother Joseph Hoover of Revere, MA; sister Jill Baedke of Mechanicsville, VA; sister Barbara Kelm of Albuquerque, NM, father-in-law Harlow Koth of Urbandale, IA and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his daughter Christine (Hoover) Young, his mother-in-law, Ann Koth as well as his parents.

A drop-in open house to celebrate Jack's life will take place on Saturday, June 18, from 1:00- 4:00 pm at the VFW located at 3240 Southgate Pl SW, Cedar Rapids, IA. 52404.

We encourage you to bring your favorite memories and stories of Jack to share.

Services

Celebration of Life
Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
VFW

3240 Southgate PI SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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