HOFER, Carolyn

Posted: May 10th, 2017

Carolyn Esther (Diller) Hofer

August 14, 1937 – May 6, 2017

“It is God that girdeth me with strength and maketh my way perfect

(Psalm 18:32)”

Mrs. Carolyn Hofer of Raymond, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away at the Raymond Hospital after a brief battle with cancer on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the age of 79 years. Carolyn was born on August 14, 1937 in Elida, Ohio. She grew up in Ohio and Wisconsin and trusted Jesus as her Saviour at a young age. She married Jacob J. Hofer in 1959 and moved to a farm in the Stirling, Alberta area where they raised their family. Her devotion to Jesus was expressed in her service to her family and others. Carolyn loved gardening, quilting, weaving and numerous other hand crafts. She was very hospitable and countless people enjoyed the delicious meals and fellowship around her table. Carolyn is survived by her children; Donna (David) Mosemann, Sharon (Lamar) Martin, Marilyn (Mark) Miller, Richard Hofer, Janice Denlinger, Joyce (Tim) Eveleth, Sarah (Brent) Fleagle, Rodney (Gwenda) Hofer, James Hofer; as well as thirty-three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Carolyn was predeceased by her husband Jacob J Hofer, her parents, one sister and one grandson. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects from 6:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the STIRLING MENNONITE CHURCH, Go East of Raymond on Hwy. 52, to Range Road 201, and South approximately 1.5 km.

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2 Condolences for “HOFER, Carolyn”

  1. David Maldaner says:

    Aunt Carolyn was a pillar of quiet strength. The way she supported Jake and her family was a true example of a Godly woman. I have many happy memories of her hospitality and the fun interaction with all of you. My condolences as she will certainly be missed.

  2. Chad Wiebe says:

    I knew Carolyn and Jacob Hofer and all their children as I had spent 3 months on the family farm when I was around ten years old. I got to know their way of life and enjoyed the meals Carolyn prepared and the entire family’s hospitality. I love all them too this day and I pray for the Hofer family as they enter a new chapter in their lives with out their mom and wife.
    Regards
    Chad Wiebe