William “Bill” Hofer, of El Cajon, California, passed away on February 24, 2022 with wife Kay and son Jason by his side at their son’s home in Salado, Texas. He was 80 years old
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at 1:30pm at South Maple Ridge Cemetery in Stanchfield, Minnesota. Pastor Dale Cope will be officiating.
Richard “Bill” Hofer was born on May 14, 1941 to Walter F. Hofer & Gladys L. Cavin Hofer at Quintard (Mercy) Hospital in San Diego, California. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1959. He married to his first wife Gail (10yrs) and had two daughters. He worked in the industrial linen supply business for 40 yrs with Gates Admiral/ Aramark. He married Kay Moline on August 22, 1975 in the Imperial Valley where he was involved with the Lyons Club & was chapter President in Brawley, CA. They returned to San Diego in 1978. He and Kay were married for 47 years and together raised their son Jason. They were all very active in the Bass fishing community; belonging to The Strokers Bass Club since the inception, 1970-71 until present. He assumed many roles in the club and was recently awarded President for life. He was very proud to be part of such a rewarding sport that he shared with everyone any chance he had. He may have forgotten your name, but he’d never forget a fishing spot, lure used, line, or what the weather was that day and kept meticulous records of every trip out! His garage looked like a tackle store any man would be thrilled to own!!
He is survived by his wife Kay; son Jason Hofer & Gretchen, of Salado, TX; daughter Teri Dizaye, of Winchester CA; four grandchildren, William (&Wife Phoebe) and Sarah Hofer, Shaydia and Aliya Dizaye; 10 nephews, and 2 nieces, and several greats.
He was predeceased by his parents and half-sister Shirley Carney.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
South Maple Ridge Cemetery Association, 2270 389th Ave. N.W. Stanchfield, Minnesota 55080
Joint arrangements are being handled by Broecker Funeral home of Salado, Tx. and Rock-Ingebrand funeral services of Braham, MN