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Richard "Rick" Hofstetter


1956 - 2019
Richard "Rick" Hofstetter Obituary
Richard "Rick" Hofstetter

Nashville - 63, passed away October 1, 2019. He was born August 27, 1956 to the late Alexander and Jane Hofstetter. Rick received his Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree from Indiana University where he was on the swim team from 1972 until 1976 and still holds the title of many records. He received his Juris Doctorate from Duke University Law School. Rick began his law career in Indianapolis for several years, and was a law professor for Butler and Indiana University. Rick fought to preserve many of Indiana's most distinguished historic landmarks. He served as the first president of the Athenaeum Foundation, Inc., an effort which saved the Athenaeum building in downtown Indianapolis and earned Rick the Sandi Servaas Award for Historic Preservation in 1992. Rick purchased the town of Story in 1998 and made preservation of this Hoosier historic landmark a true labor of love. Rick also recently wrote a book, Kentuckiana Roads.

Visitation will be Friday, October 11, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 3:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 East Washington Street.

Rick is survived by his children, Ingrid (Jose) Rodriguez, Karl (Kiely) Hofstetter, Anna Hofstetter and Rich Hofstetter; grandchildren, Sophia Rodriguez, Isabelle Rodriguez, Alexander Woods, Alanna Woods and Olive Hofstetter; brother, Alexander Hofstetter; sister, Jane Krebs; companion, Justine Fearnow; and beloved dog, "Snow". www.shirleybrothers.com.
Published in the The Indianapolis Star from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2019
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