Kassidy Elizabeth Hockert

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Kassidy Elizabeth Hockert

October 31, 2000 - February 11, 2019

Kassidy Elizabeth Hockert Kassidy Elizabeth Hockert, 18, Granger, died at 2:04 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
She was born Oct. 31, 2000, in Elkhart, to Matthew Hockert and Heather (Elphick) Roeder.
Kassidy lived most of her life in Nappanee. She had attended NorthWood High School, but after moving to Granger, was a senior at Penn High School.
Kassidy was an amazing dancer. Beginning when she was 4 years old, she spent her lifetime dancing. Her favorite part of dancing was on the Fusion Competitive Dance Team with Lee Anne Stewart Dance School. She also has danced with Debbie Werbrouck's School of Dance and the Conservatory of Dance. She was involved with Premier Arts musical productions.
She was also very involved at Penn High School in the choral department. She was a member of Rhapsody (Penn's Show Choir), as well as participating in other drama, dance and choir activities.
Kassidy had a strong faith and was actively involved in youth ministries. Attending mission trips and church camp was a big part of her life. Nappanee United Methodist Church was Kassidy's home church.
Kassidy is survived by her parents, Matthew Hockert, Nappanee, and Heather and Donald E. Roeder III, Granger; sisters, Mattie Hockert and Madalyn Roeder, both of Granger; grandparents, Terry and Roxy Elphick and Kathleen Hockert, all of Nappanee, and Donald E. and Geraldine Roeder Jr., Granger; great-grandfather, Richard Osborne, Elkhart; aunts and uncles, Terry and Stacey Miller, Middlebury, Tad and Deb Hockert, Goshen, and Lynli Hockert, Nappanee. She is survived by many cousins, Sydney, Andrew, Nathan, Rebecca, Roxanne, Jared, Brenna, Parker, Kyle and Molly. Kassidy is also survived by her loving boyfriend, Joseph Iavagnilio, Elkhart.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Steve Hockert, and her great-grandmother, L. Elizabeth Osborne.
Family and friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Nappanee Missionary Church.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, also at Nappanee Missionary Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Kassidy Hockert Dance and Theatre Memorial Fund.
Arrangments are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Published on February 12, 2019
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Friday February 15, 2019

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Nappanee Missionary Church

70417 State Route 19, Nappanee, IN, USA

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Saturday February 16, 2019

11:00 AM

Nappanee Missionary Church

70417 State Route 19, Nappanee, IN, USA


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Matthew Richardson
Feb 12, 2019
I’m sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Kassidy but it touched my heart as my daughter died at the age of 22 months last April. Hold onto God and know he only takes the best. Fly High Kassidy. R.I.P
Kathy Yoder
Feb 12, 2019
I was one of her and Maddie's bus drivers while at Wa-Nee. I loved how she watched out for Maddie and was so sweet to her. I lost my sister when she was 21 to a horrible car accident and the only way to get through it is with our Lord's help! Hold Him close and He will help you bear it. Praying for the entire family during this difficult time. ❤️
Cindy Abbiehl
Feb 12, 2019
I was heart broken to hear of Kassidy's sad passing. I didn't know her, but I know your pain. I too lost my daughter when she was 18. She too was from Penn. Different circumstances, Amanda died from complications while in the hospital for Strep Throat, but losing a child is devastating no matter how they die. If I can help in anyway please contact me. I can say this much, let yourself mourn and grieve. You will do it on your own time. Amanda died in 2010 and I still grieve and probably always will. It never gets easier, but it gets more tolerable. My cell if you ever need a shoulder from another parent who feels your pain is 574-250-6220. Bless You, Cindy Abbiehl
Ariana Rodman
Feb 12, 2019
Kassidy had a beautiful smile. I always looked up to her because she was kind, beautiful, smart, selfless and faithful. It’s hard to find a friend with ALL of those characteristics. Most of the time you get some or none. Kassidy was always giving and a great role model to her younger sisters. I was always closer with Mattie, but she always spoke highly of kassidy. You all are in my prayers and I wish the best for the future. A loss is hard, especially the loss of a child, but the Hockerts are an incredibly strong family. Everything works out in the end. And remember little sisters- she can still guide you and talk to you during your hardest times even if one of those times is now.... It may sound silly, but just talk to her. P.S Mattie I’m always here to talk if you still have my number. If not just have your mom contact my mom.❤️Read more