Maynard Hofer, YanktonMaynard V. Hofer, 73, Yankton, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Avera Sister James Care Center, Yankton.
Maynard V. Hofer, 73, Yankton, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Avera Sister James Care Center, Yankton.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Chapel, Yankton, with the Rev. Dave Gunderson, St. John’s Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Menno Cemetery, Menno, with military rites by Ernest Bowyer VFW Post 791. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
He was born on Oct. 8, 1936, in Dolton to John D. and Elsie (Bezug) Hofer.
He graduated from Bridgewater High School in 1954.
On Sept. 8, 1955, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 21, 1957.
On Sept. 14, 1959, he married Adeline Fischer in Laverne, Minn.
He worked as a gas station at Stanley Corner in his early years and then worked for 38 years in the dairy industry, beginning at Farmers Dairy and Produce, Freeman; then AMPI, Neu Cheese of Hartington, Neb.; Mid Am and Dairy Farmers of America before retiring in August 1998.
He had been a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church since 1994 and served as an usher.
He was also a member of Yankton VFW.
He is survived by his wife, sons: Randy and wife Lisa, Sioux Falls; Rick, Huron; and Ron and wife Tisha, Yankton; a daughter, Penny Hofer, Broken Arrow, Okla.; seven grandchildren, three great-grandsons, four brothers: JaVern and wife Mae, Dimock; Dale and wife Jackie, Parkston; Tommy, Weatherford, Texas; and Tony, Bridgewater; five sisters: Diane Hofer and wife Harvey, Freeman; Marge Sievers and husband Steve, Bridgewater; Sylvia Hofer and husband Merlin, Parkston; Belva Wudel and husband Sam, Yale; and Patty Dietrichs and husband Ed, Denison, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Donald.
Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1009 Jackson St., Yankton, S.D. 57078.
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