Merlyn Hofer, 81

Merlyn Hofer, 81, of Hampton, Iowa, formerly of Toledo, Iowa, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016, at his home in Hampton.

Merlyn is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Lauritta Hofer, of Hampton; son Michael and wife Joanna Hofer, of Toledo; daughter Joann and husband Matt Bartleson, of Toledo; son Garry and wife Teresa Hofer, of Toledo; son Jeffrey and wife Shelly Hofer, of Hampton; twenty grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren and fourteen great great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 8, 2016, at Church of the Living Word in Hampton, with Pastor Dan Varns officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. A graveside service will be held at the Turner Cemetery in rural Garwin (2.5 miles north of the Casino) at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, December 8, 2016. A gathering will be held at 2247 Hwy E43, Toledo, immediately following the graveside service at the cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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