George Edgar Hofferbert

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George Hofferbert

George Edgar Hofferbert, age 89, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017, in Evergreen Hospice, Kirkland, WA.

George Hofferbert is survived by his sister, Alice Ritter of Minnesota; his children: George Ray, David, Chuck, Jerry, Linda and Mike, all living in WA; his 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous cousins and relatives. He is preceded in death by his wife, Oleta Jean Hofferbert; his siblings: Clarence, Donald, Ed and Edna, of Minnesota.

George Hofferbert was born on February 20, 1928 in Parkers Prairie, Otter Tail, Minnesota, to parents, Edwin William Hofferbert and Myrtle Evangeline Hanes. He moved to Washington at age 16. He married Oleta Jean Stone, the love of his life for 62 years. George served in the U.S. Army in Korea, missing the birth of his first son. The couple had six children together, also helping raise several others as part of the family. George was a great family man: coaching his sons baseball teams; fixing vehicles; traveling for family vacations including hiking, skiing, rock hunting and site-seeing. Holidays were always close family celebrations with the extended families.  George was a strong, active man who was deeply involved as a deacon in his church, also serving as a Christian school principal and supporting evangelistic outreaches. George worked at numerous positions at Boeing for 39 years of his life. His family and friends will always remember him as a responsible, serious, caring, praying, helpful and loving person. Cherished memories are ours to keep and share.

A funeral is scheduled for noon on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Lakeside Christian Church, Kirkland. Eric Malone will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate George’s life. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 11:15 at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent.

The family would like to thank Barton Funeral Service for all their great helpful support, condolences, expertise, coordination and transportation.

5 Responses to “George Edgar Hofferbert”

  • Rachel Hofferbert says:

    I love you. Thank you for your life & faith. I love to think of you singing HALLELUJAH hymns to the Lord with all of His beloved children. You’ve just gone HOME.” XOX

  • Lacey Clay (Hofferbert) says:

    I will love and miss you always grandpa. What a life. I pray you and grandma enjoyed your white Christmas together. The man you were is the reason my father is the man he is today. Thank you for that.

  • Darlene Gamalielson says:

    I first met my Uncle George and Aunt Jean and their four boys in December of 1957 at Christmas and now we are saying goodbye to Uncle George in December 2017.
    My dad loved his brother very much and he knew he could count on him for anything. They were brothers through and through. I have seen of Jean and George’s kids grow into loving an caring adults. My parents spent a lot of time with Jean and George after the kids were all grown on both sides. That is what family is all about. They loved each other. I will miss you Uncle George.
    Love you,
    Darlene Hofferbert Gamalielson

  • Gwen Eckhoff says:

    Dear Ray,David, Chuck Jerry Linda Mike and all family members…..I will always remember Uncle George from all the times we spent together growing up in Washington especially trips to Deception Pass…..
    There are a lot of stories and good memories. I am so sad to have uncle George gone but he is in heaven with Jean, my mom and dad Doug Clarice and his parents and brothers and sister. Just know I am thinking of all of you during this time of sorrow and grief, but he is in no pain and happy for sure. He had a welcoming party ready to see him…he has joined our personal angel service to watch over us here on earth…I miss him and all that are in heaven but they are always with us .
    Take care and Love to all just know that I will always be thinking of all in the days ahead..

  • Amy Magness says:

    Papa always put his family first. He was a good, moral man. He lived his faith through action. He has helped many people grow in their faith. He was fiercely devoted to his wife, my grama, devoting everyday to taking care of her while she was sick. His devotion, love, and faithfulness are the example he inspires me to reach. He and grama will be missed greatly! I love you more!

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