Donald V. Hochard, 85, of Farley, Missouri, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on Monday, January 21, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri.

Donald V. Hochard, 85, of Farley, Missouri, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on Monday, January 21, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri.

He was born July 19, 1933, in Neuchatel, Kansas, the son of Charles and Mary (Miller) Hochard.

 He is survived by his daughters, Barbara Ward (Lee) of Farley, Missouri, and Michelle Schuler (Mark) of Platte City, Missouri; four grandchildren, two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Surviving siblings are Bill Hochard, Topeka, Kansas, and Dorothy Kent, Douglasville, Georgia.

 Don was preceded in death by his wife, Judith (McCardie) Hochard, by his brothers, Lawrence Hochard and Melvin Hochard; and by his sister, Marcella Smith.

He was a graduate of Centralia High School. In 1965, he married Judith McCardie and he worked at Taystee Bread in North Kansas City, Missouri for many years.

Following his retirement, he remained an avid motorcyclist until his death. Don was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Joseph’s Church.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, January 24th at Davis Funeral Chapel.  The Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 a.m.,  Friday, January 25th, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial follows at Hampton Cemetery; Kansas City, Missouri. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph’s Church. Condolences may be left on Donald’s online guestbook at www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com. Arrangements entrusted to Davis Funeral Chapel.