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Darlene Hofer

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Darlene Hofer Obituary
Darlene L. Hofer

Darlene Lois Hofer, age 84, died at her home in Pahrump, Nevada on October 28, 2013. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, November 10th at 1:00 in Onida, South Dakota at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church with interment at the Onida City Cemetery.

Darlene was born on March 20, 1929 at Carpenter, South Dakota to Jacob and Katie Tschetter. Darlene attended Bethel Church in Yale, South Dakota and was an organist at the church for many years. In the early 1950s Darlene was employed by Moody Bible Institute and also by Standard Oil Company in Chicago, Illinois.

Darlene married LeRoy Hofer of Onida, South Dakota on August 27, 1956. They lived in Rapid City, South Dakota from 1959 to 1965, Hot Springs, South Dakota from 1965 to 1980, Armour, South Dakota from 1980 to 1992, Sioux Falls, South Dakota from 1992 to 2008 and then in Pahrump, Nevada from 2008 until her death.

Darlene will be remembered by her family as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, home maker, her faith and amazing organist skills.

Darlene is survived by her husband LeRoy, a sister Marilyn Walter (Rapid City, South Dakota), son and daughter in law Preston and Marjorie Hofer (Denver, Colorado), daughter Kathy Gailey (Pahrump, Nevada), son and daughter in law Quinten and Julie Hofer (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), daughter Pamela Hofer, (Rapid City, South Dakota), four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Nov. 5, 2013
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