Philip L. Hoegeman

Philip Lloyd Hoegeman, age 77 of Batesville, Indiana, passed away, Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH.  Born July 5, 1946, in Batesville, he is the son of Philomena Ida (Wagner) and Anthony Hoegeman, Sr.  He married Patricia Smith on August 26, 1967, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville, Indiana. Their marriage was a testament to their unwavering commitment and deep love for one another. Together, they created a beautiful legacy of love and shared countless precious moments. After graduating from Batesville High School, he was a long-term employee of the Cummins Engine Corporation and Maintenance Operator for the Batesville School Corporation, before retiring from both.

Phil proudly served our country as a member of the United States Army and was in active status during the Vietnam War. He served as a Military Police Officer where he kept his brothers safe by protecting and serving his country. After his time in the military, Phil continued to support the Army as a member of the American Legion and the VFW, where he was the Past Post Commander at the Napoleon VFW.

While working for Cummins, Phil was a proud member of the Diesel Mechanics Union before his retirement. Afterward, he would work with the Batesville School System where he and Pat became local fixtures at sporting events for 23 years, with Pat keeping stats and Phil managing the clocks. They were presented with the Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Award for their time and effort. In his free time, he enjoyed bowling, playing slow-pitch softball, golfing, playing cards with friends, and listening to music.

Phil was known as a loving family man who enjoyed supporting his grandchildren who affectionately called him “Doodle.” His grandchildren held a special place in his heart, and he cherished time spent with them. The joy and pride he felt in witnessing their accomplishments and milestones was immeasurable. Their happiness brought him boundless joy. Along with his grandkid’s sports, he was an avid Cincinnati Bengals and Reds fan, with an affinity for watching Nascar on Sundays. He could also commonly be found taking trips to go Riverboating, especially with his wife Pat, and frequently visiting his favorite local restaurants.

He is survived by his two children, daughter Sherry (Eric “Elrod”) Ripperger of Peppertown, Indiana and son Chuck (Elizabeth) Hoegeman of Trafalgar, Indiana; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren with one on the way; In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Hoegeman in May 2020; sister Mary Helen Hoegeman-Moorehouse; brothers Albert Hoegeman and Anthony Hoegeman Jr.; and his infant brother, Thomas, who died at birth.

Visitation is Sunday, February 11th, from 1 – 4 p.m., at Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 12th, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Oldenburg, with Fr. Carl Langenderfer OFM officiating. The burial will follow at St. Louis Cemetery in Batesville, with military graveside rites conducted by the Ripley County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3183 and by the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271 of Batesville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Batesville Athletic Boosters or the Steve Cochran Scholarship Fund. For online condolences go to