Mr. Steven Sergey Hoth, 76, of Burlington died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Great River Medical Center.
Born January 30, 1941 in Oelwein, Iowa, he was the son of Donald L. and Ina (Barr) Hoth. On July 29, 1967 he married JoEllen Maly in Cedar Rapids.
Steve was a 1958 graduate of Lamont, Iowa High School, 1962 graduate of Grinnell College and a 1966 graduate of University of Iowa Law School.
Prior to his law career, which spanned more than 50 years, Steve was a teacher in Africa for a year. Besides his private practice, Steve clerked for the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, served as Des Moines County Attorney, was past president of the Burlington School Board, started the Burlington Junction Railroad and continued to manage the family farms.
Steve was a member of First Congregational Church and served as the moderator for the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches. He also was a 50 year member of the American Bar Association, member and past president of Crystal Lake Club, active member of Burlington Rotary Club, and a 50 year member of the American Numismatic Association.
Steve enjoyed vacations with his family in Florida and collecting stamps and coins. He was an avid outdoorsman, especially fishing and duck hunting.
Survivors include his wife, Dr. JoEllen Hoth of Burlington; two sons, Andrew (Katherine) Hoth of Burlington and Peter (Karin) Hoth of Iowa City; six grandchildren, David, Noah, Gretta, Caleb, Tyler, and Aubrey; and one sister, Sandra Hoth of Port Wing, Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call from noon until 8 p.m. Monday, May 22nd, at Lunning Chapel where the family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m.
The funeral service for Steve will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 23rd, at First Congregational Church with the Rev. James Francisco officiating. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for First Congregational Church.
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Andrew, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Jennifer messaged me and told me of the sad news. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Christine Copeland Erskine
Dear JoEllen and family, I am sorry for your loss. He was a good man. All of your family are in my thoughts and prayers. JoEllen and family, you have my deepest sympathy. Marie Fritz
JoEllen and family, I am so sorry for all of your loss. I knew Steve through my work at the Court House. Plus we stored records in his office. He was always a pleasant man. And always ready to show pictures of the grand children.
Dear JoEllen, I was saddened to hear of his passing. My prayer is that you and family know that you are loved.
JoEllen and family, I was sorry to hear of Steve' death. He was a wonderful gentleman, churchman, lawyer and Congregationalist. He was so proud of and loved all of you. We last talked a short time ago and while I knew he was struggling, his focus was on the future for his family and the Congregational Way. I will miss the conversations with my friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Steve was a great influence in my life. I will always be grateful for the start he gave me in my practice of law and for the friendship we had. He was an excellent mentor. My condolences to the family.
Steve was a wonderful man, he will truly be missed in our community. Many prayers for Joelle and his family.
To the family. Steven was our lawyer for many years. Sending sympathy and prayers to the family. May he R I P
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