MISSION – Sam L. Hofer, 80, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Hofer was born on May 26, 1936, in Smith Center, Kan. to Ralph Hofer and Clista Bell Newbury Hofer and was raised in Gaylord, Kan. He married Donna B. Boston on Nov. 23, 1974.
He attended Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan., the University of Denver in Denver, Colo. and received his master’s degree in library science. He worked as a librarian for 29 years before his retirement in 1995.
He was a 32nd degree Mason, was a past lodge master and was a member through the years of Mighi White Shrine Lodge #18 in Greely, Colo. He was also the past National Chaplin of National Camping Travelers.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Hofer of Mission.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service with Masonic honors was held on June 14 at the First Christian Church Disciple of Christ in Mission with Pastor Bill Hicks officiating. Burial will be held at Linn Grove Cemetery in Greeley at a later date.