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1/13/2014 Email this articlePrint this article 
Kenneth "Ken" Hofer
Kenneth "Ken" Paul Hofer, 68, of DeWitt died Monday morning, Jan. 13, 2014, and entered the loving arms of his Heavenly Father, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by loved ones.

Celebration of life services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady St, Davenport, with the Rev. Sara Olson-Smith officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall.  

A graveside service and burial will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.  

The family will receive relatives and friends at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16.

Ken was born June 1, 1945, in Clinton, the son of Paul and Elaine Schroeder Hofer.  He was a 1963 graduate of Central High School, DeWitt.  

Ken was united in marriage to Phyllis Herem at Elvira Zion Lutheran Church Dec. 30, 1966.  He was president and owner of Park Farms Computer Systems and farmed all of his life.

He was an active member of Elvira Zion Lutheran Church for many years and later St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport.

Ken served for six years in the Army National Guard.   

His passions were playing basketball, dancing and meeting new people and finding out about their lives. Ken's children and grandchildren were his greatest joy.

His smile lit up the lives of everyone he met.

Ken is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Phyllis; children, Kristi Hofer of Stevenson, Wash., Mike (Angie) Hofer of DeWitt and Andrea (fiancé, Gary Stone) Young of Oxnard, Calif.; grandchildren, Logan and Reagan Hofer and Brayden Rose; his  mother, Elaine Hofer of DeWitt; sisters, Kay (Dave) Hall of DeWitt and Paula (Tom) Underwood  of Des Moines; brothers,  Art (Stephanie) Hofer of DeWitt and Rick Hofer of Ankeny;  his mother-in-law, Verna Herem of Tulsa, Okla.

Preceding him in death was his father.

Memorials may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church or to the wishes of the family.

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