The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


January 14, 2014

Kenneth 'Ken' Paul Hofer

Kenneth ‘Ken’ Paul Hofer

June 1, 1945 - Jan. 13, 2014

DEWITT — Kenneth “Ken” Paul Hofer, 68, of DeWitt, Iowa, died Monday morning, January 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, January 17, 2014, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa, 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 3:00 p.m. Friday at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Ken was born June 1, 1945, in Clinton, Iowa, 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 on December 30th, 1966. He was president and owner of Park Farms Computer Systems and farmed all of his life.

He was an active member in 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, 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, Washington, Mike (Angie) Hofer of DeWitt and Andrea (fiancé, Gary Stone) Young of Oxnard, California; grandchildren, Logan and Reagan Hofer and Brayden Rose; his mother, Elaine Hofer of DeWitt; sisters; Kay (Dave) Hall of DeWitt, Paula (Tom) Underwood of Des Moines, Iowa; brothers, Art (Stephanie) Hofer of DeWitt and Rick Hofer of Ankeny, Iowa; his mother-in-law, Verna Herem of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Preceding him in death was his father.

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

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at

Death date: Jan. 13, 2014

Text Only
  • Joseph Barlow ClintonJoseph BarlowJoseph Barlow, 46, of Clinton, died Sunday in Mount Pleasant. Arrangements are pending at the Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes and Crematory.

    July 29, 2014

  • Olive Eloise Speer HANOVER, Ill. — Olive Eloise Speer, 104, of Hanover, died Thursday at home.A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hanover United Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Hanover. A visitation will be held

    July 29, 2014

  • Pro Linda J. Pro Linda J. ProSep. 19, 1943 - July 23, 2014WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Linda J. Pro, 70, of West Hartford, Connecticut, formerly of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Hartford Hospital.Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 31

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Clancy Joseph F. Clancy Joseph F. ClancyFeb. 23, 1968 - July 27, 2014CEDAR RAPIDS — Joseph F. Clancy, age 46, of Cedar Rapids, IA, formerly of Clinton, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at his mother’s home in Clinton, surrounded by his family. A gathering of friends and family wi

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Robert Hammer CLINTON — Robert Hammer, 84, of Clinton, died Sunday at home.Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the funeral time Saturday at the church. A complete obituary will appear i

    July 29, 2014

  • Sharon Darlene Hayes CALAMUS — Sharon Darlene Hayes, 69, of Calamus, died Saturday at Wheatland Manor.The family will greet visitors from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Calamus. A memorial service will follow at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. The

    July 28, 2014

  • Joseph F. Clancy Cedar RapidsJoseph F. ClancyJoseph F. Clancy, 46, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Clinton, died Sunday at his mother’s home in Clinton. Arrangements are pending at the Pape Funeral Home in Clinton.

    July 28, 2014

  • Robert Hammer ClintonRobert HammerRobert Hammer, 84, of Clinton died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at his home. Arrangements are pending at the Pape Funeral Home.

    July 28, 2014

  • Kimball Wilma C. Kimball Wilma C. KimballNov. 4, 1917 - July 26, 2014CAMANCHE — Wilma C. Kimball, age 96, of Camanche, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center North. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jul

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Linda J. Pro ClintonLinda J. ProLinda J. Pro, 70, of West Hartford, Connecticut, formerly of Clinton, died Wednesday at the Hartford Hospital – Hartford, Connecticut. Arrangements are pending at the Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes & Crematory.

    July 26, 2014