Dan G. Hoback
May 25, 1953 – September 15, 2020
We are saddened to announce the loss of Dan G. Hoback, 67, Colorado native and resident of Loveland, who passed away due to complications of cancer on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Dan is survived by his wife and best friend, Barbara, his sons and their spouses, Bradley Wayne (Amy Jo) and Craig Daniel (Jennifer Annette), his 6 grandchildren, Averi, Lucas, Kaden, Kraig, Kloe, and Kimi - who will always lovingly remember him as “Papa" - his brothers, Robert Michael, Steven Bruce, Rusty Lee, and Kris Allan, and sister, Judy Ellen. He will live on and be loved in the memories and hearts of those he loved.
Born on May 25, 1953, Grand Junction, Colorado, to Robert and Edna F. Hoback, Dan spent his early years under the scenic backdrop of the Western Slope. At age 9, Dan started his first job working with his father on the Beede family farm. In 1971, he graduated from Fruita Monument High School, where he also met his high school sweetheart, Barbara Louise Hickman. The attractive couple were married on January 5, 1973, and were married for 47 years. They would spend most of their lives together raising their boys in the family community of Bayfield, Colorado before moving to Loveland.
In every way, Dan was a Colorado native. He enjoyed the mountains and water in the Rockies and was at home fly fishing the waters of Big Thompson and Poudre rivers. He could often be found in campgrounds along these rivers, listening to the sounds of Glen Campbell and John Denver.
As a painter, Dan was always surprised by the art he created. A realist, his paintings depicted the natural world and rural landscapes. He found inspiration in the simple and the surprising, painting awe appreciation and tilting landscapes of the grandeur.
He will be fittingly laid to rest next spring, when his ashes can be spread in the mountains he loved so much, in the company of his family and friends, who will always remember him fondly.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Dan G. Hoback
October 2, 2020
When I think of Dan Hoback I think of the years I knew him at Bayfield. I recall his love for bowling and he was darn good at it. Always enjoyed competition. Playing golf was another love he had and means of getting outdoors. But his greatest love was family. His wife and his boys he was so proud of. His investment into their lives is something so lacking today from way to many fathers now.
I’m thankful we had a chance to fish together last time we where there. That son of a gun out fished me and though he didn’t rub it in to much he sure had that smirk of his when he mentioned it.
You are missed. But I’m thankful for the hope of Christ that we will see each other again.
Jim and Margie Beougher
September 29, 2020
It was a joy to be a part of Dan’s life. As a stepbrother and sister in law. He cared about his family and enjoyed life. He was a great artist and painted a picture of a photo Margie had taken and she was very honored. Thinking of Barb and the boys and all the family he will be greatly missed 😢
September 29, 2020
Dan was always such a joy to be around, full of fun with a quick witted response to kept the conversation going! You will surely be missed.
September 17, 2020
Dan, you did a beautiful painting for me, among may other
beauties. I will always remember your talent. Peace be with you and your whole family.