Dr. James A. Hockenberry, MD July 6, 1933 ~ August 21, 2019
Dr. James A. Hockenberry, MD, 86, passed away peacefully at his residence in Fallon, Nevada on 8/21/2019 from natural causes. Dr. Hockenberry was born 7/6/1933 in Oakes, North Dakota to Vernon and Bun Hockenberry, the oldest of 4 children.
He attended High School in Valley City, North Dakota, enlisting in the Navy after graduation. He married Janice Brainard in 1953, and after leaving the Navy, they moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota, where he attended college and Medical School. He attended Internship in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for a year, then practiced in Oakes, ND and Britton, SD before moving to Fallon, Nevada in 1981.
He enjoyed Skiing, Sailing, and was a private pilot, flying his plane many times as far as the Virgin Islands.
He was preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Cindy Andrews of Blackfoot, Idaho, and his wife of 60 years, Janice.
He is survived by his remaining 5 children and their spouses, Jim (Betty) Hockenberry of Jerome, Idaho; Tim (Janeen) Hockenberry of Reno, Nevada, Steven (Bill Todd) Hockenberry of Reno, Nevada; Heidi (Eric) Grimes of Fallon, Nevada; and Heather (Shelby) Hockenberry of Reno, Nevada. He also leaves behind his 3 siblings and their spouses, Pat (Hib) Hill of Montecello, MN, Linda (John) Greenaway of Gresham, OR, and Tom (Edie) Hockenberry of Mendota Heights, MN, as well as many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be missed by his family and friends as well as the many patients for whom he cared so deeply.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Fallon Convention Center on September 17th, from 4 pm to 7pm. Coffee will be served, guests are asked to bring a dish to share since we really have no idea how many people to expect. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Hospital Auxiliary. Also, a dedicated email has been set up to email stories, short videos, anecdotes, photos, well wishes, etc. for inclusion in the running slide show (firstname.lastname@example.org). If Dr. Hockenberry has touched your life in some way over the last 50 years of medical practice, please let us hear from you.