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Lloyd Ludwig Hoffer

d. April 16, 2012

Lloyd Ludwig Hoffer

Lloyd Ludwig Hoffer

 

Lloyd Ludwig Hoffer, 92, a life long resident of Aberdeen passed away peacefully April 16, 2012 after suffering a stroke at the Veterans Nursing Home in Pocatello, Id.  He was born June 9, 1919 to Ludwig and Marie Longheinrich Hoffer at their Pleasant Valley, Id. homestead. 

 

He attended and graduated from the Aberdeen school system.  Later he met and married the love of his life, Helen Evelyn Jones of Grandview, Id., November 18, 1939.  He worked as a mechanic for Albert Kosanke for a short time before moving to Long Beach, Ca., where he was employed by AAA Car Club and then as a welder for Northup Aircraft.  Inducted into the army during World War II he served as a medic for a short time, before receiving an honorable medical discharge.

 

He then moved his family back to Aberdeen where he started his own repair shop, and, also, operated a leveling business doing field leveling for area farmers.  Later he worked for Funk Produce, for 22 years, where he designed and built the first potato scooper, used extensively in the potato and onion industry. 

 

Following Funk Produce he was employed by the Aberdeen Experiment Station until his retirement in 1985.  There he designed and built experimental harvesting equipment, and oversaw general maintenance.  He, also, owned and operated the first Aberdeen Drive-Inn offering delicious delights to the community.

 

Lloyd was active in the Mennonite Church and Palisades Camp building/maintenance program for many years.  He loved sharing his mechanical abilities with others.  However, his joy in life was love of family and his Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 He was proceeded in death by his beloved wife Helen, two great grandchildren and is survived by his seven children, Lloyd Paul (wife, Marilyn), Idaho Falls, Id., Terrence Lee  (wife, Carolyn), Yuba City, Ca., Dallas Leon (wife, Sandra), Idaho Falls, Id., Marsha Elaine (husband, Merle Friesen), American Falls, Id., Sandra Loy (husband, Russ Knapp), Boise, Id., Randall Lamar (wife, Galena), Boise, Id., and Brent LeRay (wife, Laura), Aberdeen, Id.; one brother, Jake Hoffer of Lake Ellsinore, Ca.; twenty-four grandchildren and sixty-eight great grandchildren.

 

Friends are invited to join the family at the First Mennonite Church of Aberdeen for his viewing at 9:30 a.m. prior to the funeral service at 10:30 a.m.  The interment service will follow at the Aberdeen Cemetery.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.

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