Gina M. Hocevar, 44, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday morning, April 7, 2016 at home following a ten-year battle with cancer, surrounded by her family and friends.
Gina was born November 26, 1971 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Larry (Joyce) Page and Geraldine DiFatta Eckert. She graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1990. Gina continued her education at UW-Green Bay, graduating with her bachelor of science on May 20, 2000. On August 30, 1997, she married Jason Hocevar at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. Gina worked as an accountant with Bay Ship, Door County Memorial Hospital, and financial manager of the Women’s Employment Agency.
Family, children, and her faith were most important in her life. She loved being with good friends, bird watching, skiing and spending time outside gardening.
Gina was a loving wife to Jason; devoted mother of Abigail Rose (12), and Arthur Jacob (14). Other surviving family members include her parents, Gerry Eckert of Sturgeon Bay and Larry Page of Manitowoc; brothers, Steve Page (and his friend, Killy Tackett) of Mishicot, Eric (Lori Bauer) Page of Valders; sister, Lynette Page (her friend, Jason Mrotek) of Mishicot; in-laws, mother and father-in-law, Art and Diane Hocevar of Hilton Head, SC; sisters-in-law, Michele (Wayne) Hocevar Phelps, Julie (Paul) Hocevar Hamlin; nieces and nephews, Stephanie, Bailey, Celeste, Brandon, Landon, Destiny, Aliyah, Samantha, Bennett, Emma, Raisa, Aysel.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Anthony Birdsall and Fr. Carl Schmitt concelebrating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with a parish wake service to be held at 7:30 p.m., led by Fr. Bob Stegmann. Visitation will continue at the church, Saturday morning, from 8:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Gina’s memory to DOOR CANcer, Inc. or Neighbor to Neighbor.
“We are eternally grateful to all those in our family, our friends, and this community for the tremendous support and prayers these past 10 years, we were not alone. Thanks to Unity for providing hospice services with caring and compassionate personnel in a kind professional manner.”
Condolences and guestbook signing may be offered at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.