Norma Hofer


Norma Hofer, 86, of Mitchell died Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Avera Bormann Manor in Parkston, SD. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Burial will be in Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Norma Jean Hofer was born September 13, 1933 in Mitchell, SD to John and Pearl (Adams) Mohr. Norma attending school in Ethan, SD. She married Joseph Hofer September 3, 1951.

She was a stay at home mom for many years before she started working at Lueken’s Bakery in Mitchell.

After working at the Bakery she started her own business: Norma Jean Crafts. She sewed and sold Barbie Doll clothes at Craft Shows around South Dakota.

After retiring from doing Craft Shows she continue to embroider dish towels, pillow cases and baby blankets.

She lived at Wesley Acres for many years. She enjoyed being involved with Bingo and playing cards with the residents.

She is survived by four children: Jody (Jim) Sprague, Yankton, SD Todd (Deb) Hofer, Neenah, WI LaRue (Clarence) Steffes, Mitchell, SD and Coral (Randy) Newsam, Mitchell, SD. Brother-in-Laws Wilbert (Thelma) Hofer, Mitchell, SD Sister-in-Laws Verna Hofer, Mitchell, SD Pearl (Duane) Duba, Ethan, SD Rose Larson, Sioux Falls, SD Carol (Tom) Brown, Rapid City, SD and Jesse Mohr, Bellevue, WA. Grandchildren: Teri Hare, Yankton, SD, Angie (Bill) Hanselman, Neenah, WI, Chris (Katie) Hofer Lander, WY, Trevor (Vicki) Steffes, Britt Steffes, Amber (Mark) Barrett all of Mitchell, Jesse Bender, Pierre, SD Eric Bender, Worthington, MN, Ryan (Bella) Washington, DC, Heather (Aaron) Marmon, Gretna, NE and 19 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 60 years, her parents and parents-in-law, one son Lance Hofer, one daughter Renn Hofer, two grandsons Sean Hill and Justin Bender, one great grandson Tyler Steffes, Brother Howard Mohr, Sister-in-law Mabel Voss, Brother-in-laws Bill Voss, Alvin Hofer and Carl Larson.

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