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George Hofferber


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George E. Hofferber, 70 lost his battle to leukemia Sunday, Jan. 19th 2014, surrounded by family in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Services at 11:00 AM on Thursday at the First Congregational Church where there will also be Masonic Rites. Rev. Bob David will officiate. Burial with military rites at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 4 to 7 PM on Wednesday and at the church after 10:00 AM on Thursday.

George was born in Cedar Rapids to Alex and Janette (Wright) Hofferber August 13, 1943. He graduated from Washington High School in 1961 and was a proud member of the first State Champion Swim Team. He joined the US Navy on Graduation from High School and served our country for eight years including service on the first nuclear powered submarine, the USS Nautilus. After his military service, he spent several years working as an EMT and as a deputy for the Linn County Sheriff's Office.

George was a Health Physicist and worked in the Nuclear Power industry for nearly forty years. His professional career took him to many new places and concluded with 14 years of traveling to England, France, Canada, Japan, and China teaching computerized document management systems for radiation safety, Industrial safety and generalized maintenance management. He felt he was very blessed to have met so many wonderful people in every location that he traveled.

His professional career was second to his love of family. He met and married Linda Grobstich while working at Area Ambulance service. Together they have three wonderful children and seven grandchildren. George was incredibly proud of his family and loved to spend time with them. One of his biggest pleasures was watching his grandchildren compete in sports and attending as many plays and concerts as he possibly could.

George is a member of First Congregational Church, The Health Physics Society, Mizpah Masonic Lodge, The YMCA LiveStrong program, The American Legion (Hiawatha) and the Patriot Guard Riders of Iowa. He was ride Captain for the Patriot Guard Riders in Maryland for three years and attended many funerals and burials at Arlington Cemetery. George was proud to stand with his brothers and sisters in the PGR flag line and provide honors to the American hero's and their families.

George is survived by: his son Timothy (Carli) Hofferber of Cedar Rapids, IA, daughter Tami (Courtenay) Moon of Baltimore, MD, and daughter Tara Hofferber of Frederick, MD. He also leaves behind seven beloved grandchildren; Sydney, Naomi and Isaac Hofferber of Cedar Rapids, IA, Jordan Bayne and Olivia Stout of Frederick MD, and Miles and Harper Moon of Baltimore MD; several nieces, nephews and many extended family. He is also survived by his sister Mary (Tim) Healy of Merrimac, WI,

George also is survived by very special friends Linda and Dick Hill who have been by his side during all times of need.

George was predeceased by his parents Alex and Janette Hofferber

Please make donations in memory of George Hofferber to one or both of these two programs dear to his heart.

Donations will continue to improve the lives of cancer survivors.

Donations to the Live Strong program at the YMCA:

YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area

207 7th Ave SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401

Maxwell Meiborg Foundation supports the children's "Make a Wish" program. Donations will give children with terminal illness, and their family a last chance for enjoyment.

Maxwell Meiborg Foundation

PO Box 8812

Cedar Rapids, IA 52408

Please leave a message or tribute to George's family on our web page, www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post on Jan. 22, 2014 Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on Jan. 22, 2014
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