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Bon Homme Cemetery
Saturday December 5th, 2020

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Melroy Johnny Hofer

Melroy Johnny Hofer was born Friday, April 28, 1939 to John E. and Susie (Wipf) Hofer in Huron, South Dakota. He proudly served in the United States Airforce from September 7, 1956 to September 8, 1959. He was stationed at Chennault Airforce Base in Louisiana.
Melroy married Elizabeth Stahl. Melroy was employed by Farmland COOP his entire career, working over the years at their locations in Yale, Tyndall, Burke, Dallas, Irene and Springfield for 35 years, retiring in 2001.

Melroy had a strong Christian faith and was a faithful member of Springfield Community Bible Church. He was passionate about teaching others about Jesus and the Bible. He was caring, full of grace and loved his family.

Melroy enjoyed reading the Bible, going to church and attending prayer meetings with his friends. He loved spending time with his family and visiting with friends.

Melroy was a 55 year member of the American Legion. Most recently he became a member of Dwight Wood American Legion Post in Springfield.

Melroy, age 81 of Springfield passed away Monday, November 23, 2020 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Melroy is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Stahl Hofer; daughters Janie (Tom) Bares and Brenda (Randall) McGruder; grandchildren Tony (Angie) Bares, Valerie (David) Reed, Nathan (Ellise) McGruder and Wade (Jessica) McGruder; great grandchildren Layne, Alli, Daniel, Melodie and Jaxon; sister Rose (Darrel) Dietrich; numerous nephews and nieces.

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Sending our love and prayers to Liz and the kids during this difficult time.

Mike Barnes & Michelle & Alan Barnes Monaghan Dec 3 2020 1:13 AM

We are very sorry at Melroys passing. We have great memories of our time spent together and he will be missed. May he rest in peace. Love you all.

Rose and Darrel Dietrich Dec 2 2020 9:08 PM

We are thinking of you and mourning with you. We will miss Uncle Melroy.

Brenda and Ken Gross Dec 1 2020 1:12 AM

My thoughts are with all of you.

Brenda Hlavac Elliott Nov 29 2020 7:08 PM

So sorry to hear about MELROY had lots of memories back in the days. Love to all of you. BABBI

Bill and babbi fox Nov 29 2020 1:57 AM

Our Deepest Sympathy We have many great memories of Melroy over the years. He will be greatly missed. Frank & Joanie Kloucek &Familiy

Frank Kloucek Nov 28 2020 7:44 PM

Sympathy and Prayers are with your family. Will miss our phone conversations. And God bless.

Ron Hofer Nov 28 2020 3:59 PM

Our sympathy and prayers to you and your family during this time of Melroy's passing.

Connie & Ed Kniffen Nov 27 2020 4:25 PM

Liz you and the girls are in my heart and prayers.

Marie Phillips Nov 27 2020 1:59 AM

So sorry to learn of Melroy, he was a wonderful man. I lived in Yale and grew up with Janie and Brenda, and Melroy worked at the elevator with my dad, Leon. Great memories. Sorry for your loss.

Jennifer Skovlund De Bates Nov 26 2020 7:04 PM

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