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Christy Hofer

Christy Hofer obituary photoChristy Hofer, age 96, of Huron, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at his home.  His funeral service was at 11 AM Friday, May 9, 2008, at Bethesda Church with the Rev. Phil Plett officiating.  Burial was 10 AM Friday at the Ideal Cemetery. 

Christy Hofer was born September 16, 1911 at Yale, South Dakota to Paul T. and Barbara (Wurtz) Hofer.  He married Edna A. Wipf at Carpenter, South Dakota on March 31, 1935.  They were married for seventy-one years.  After fifty-six years of farming together, they retired in 1990, and moved to Huron. 

Christy enjoyed life to its fullest.  He always made you laugh and had a story to tell you.  Christy served on the Beadle County Weed Board for forty-two years.  He enjoyed his family and hunting and fishing with his sons.  He took several trips with his brother-in-law Marvin Walter.  In 1966, he and Marvin flew to Alaska and they also made several trips to Canada. 

He was a member of Bethesda Church. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edna A. Hofer; his son, Lee Allen Hofer; seven sisters, Susie Walz, Mary Hofer, Anna Hofer, Justina Hofer, Emma Tschetter , Rebecca Hofer, and Christina Dillman; and six brothers, Edward, Jacob, John, Clifford, Sam, and Paul P.W. Hofer.

Grateful for having shared his life are his children, Kaye Corcoran of Billings, Montana, and Wayne (Jeannie) Hofer of Huron;  his daughter-in-law, Doris Hofer of Tea.; thirteen grandchildren, Valerie (Jim) Anderson, Rhonda (Cregg) Else, Chris (Angela) Hofer, Jim (Shelly) Corcoran, Kristy (Rocky) Erickson, Eddie (Jill) Corcoran, John (Kristine) Corcoran, Don Corcoran, Paul Corcoran, Melissa Hofer, Jennifer Hofer, Michael (Amy) Hofer, and Andy Gross; nineteen great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Ariana, Bethany, Rachel, Joslyn, Zack (Kelli), Jordan, Tristan, Ethan, Aidan,  Jesse (Kim), Teresa, Karissa, Kory, Edward III, Alexandria, Johnathan, Nathan, MaKayla, and Lucas; one great-great-grandson, Elijah; and one sister, Alma Dillman of Wausau, Wisconsin. 

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