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Obituaries Plains Edition for 9-12-09

Ronald J. Hofmann, 71, of rural Norfolk, died July 17, 2009, at his farm.

He was born on Jan. 13, 1938, in Norfolk, the son of Fred and Viola (Nathan) Hofmann. He was baptized on Feb. 14, 1938, at Battle Creek Heights and later was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. Ron was raised on the family farm and graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1955.

On Dec. 29, 1957, he married Gertrude Neben at Trinity Lutheran Church in Buffalo. The couple farmed south of Battle Creek before moving to their farm north of Enola. Along with their farming business, they operated a Grade A dairy from 1957 to 1991. Later, they began their cow-calf operation and also fed cattle.

He served on the American Dairyman Board of Directors and served over 15 years on the Farm Credit Service. He was also a member of Christ Lutheran Church where he served as an usher.

He enjoyed hunting, riding a motorcycle and four-wheeling with his children. He enjoyed team penning and sorting with his sons. He loved going to the Sandhills at Valentine to check cattle. He especially enjoyed riding through the Sandhills and seeing the country and the views and all the wildlife. He also took great pride in his Quarter horses.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years; their children and spouses, Todd Hofmann of Colorado, Troy (Brenda) Hofmann of Raymond, Sandra (Kelvin) Bonner of Lindsay and Tony Hofmann of Meadow Grove; their grandchildren, Travis Hofmann, Mari Bonner, Alex Bonner, Chantal Bonner, James Bonner, Karl Bonner and Shavon Bonner; his twin brother, Donald Hofmann of Norfolk; two sisters, Mildred and Don Praeuner of Battle Creek and Marcella and Earl Renner of Grand Island.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sons.

Ronald J. Hofmann, 71, of rural Norfolk, died July 17, 2009, at his farm.

He was born on Jan. 13, 1938, in Norfolk, the son of Fred and Viola (Nathan) Hofmann. He was baptized on Feb. 14, 1938, at Battle Creek Heights and later was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. Ron was raised on the family farm and graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1955.

On Dec. 29, 1957, he married Gertrude Neben at Trinity Lutheran Church in Buffalo. The couple farmed south of Battle Creek before moving to their farm north of Enola. Along with their farming business, they operated a Grade A dairy from 1957 to 1991. Later, they began their cow-calf operation and also fed cattle.

He served on the American Dairyman Board of Directors and served over 15 years on the Farm Credit Service. He was also a member of Christ Lutheran Church where he served as an usher.

He enjoyed hunting, riding a motorcycle and four-wheeling with his children. He enjoyed team penning and sorting with his sons. He loved going to the Sandhills at Valentine to check cattle. He especially enjoyed riding through the Sandhills and seeing the country and the views and all the wildlife. He also took great pride in his Quarter horses.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years; their children and spouses, Todd Hofmann of Colorado, Troy (Brenda) Hofmann of Raymond, Sandra (Kelvin) Bonner of Lindsay and Tony Hofmann of Meadow Grove; their grandchildren, Travis Hofmann, Mari Bonner, Alex Bonner, Chantal Bonner, James Bonner, Karl Bonner and Shavon Bonner; his twin brother, Donald Hofmann of Norfolk; two sisters, Mildred and Don Praeuner of Battle Creek and Marcella and Earl Renner of Grand Island.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sons.

Ronald J. Hofmann, 71, of rural Norfolk, died July 17, 2009, at his farm.

He was born on Jan. 13, 1938, in Norfolk, the son of Fred and Viola (Nathan) Hofmann. He was baptized on Feb. 14, 1938, at Battle Creek Heights and later was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. Ron was raised on the family farm and graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1955.

On Dec. 29, 1957, he married Gertrude Neben at Trinity Lutheran Church in Buffalo. The couple farmed south of Battle Creek before moving to their farm north of Enola. Along with their farming business, they operated a Grade A dairy from 1957 to 1991. Later, they began their cow-calf operation and also fed cattle.

He served on the American Dairyman Board of Directors and served over 15 years on the Farm Credit Service. He was also a member of Christ Lutheran Church where he served as an usher.

He enjoyed hunting, riding a motorcycle and four-wheeling with his children. He enjoyed team penning and sorting with his sons. He loved going to the Sandhills at Valentine to check cattle. He especially enjoyed riding through the Sandhills and seeing the country and the views and all the wildlife. He also took great pride in his Quarter horses.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years; their children and spouses, Todd Hofmann of Colorado, Troy (Brenda) Hofmann of Raymond, Sandra (Kelvin) Bonner of Lindsay and Tony Hofmann of Meadow Grove; their grandchildren, Travis Hofmann, Mari Bonner, Alex Bonner, Chantal Bonner, James Bonner, Karl Bonner and Shavon Bonner; his twin brother, Donald Hofmann of Norfolk; two sisters, Mildred and Don Praeuner of Battle Creek and Marcella and Earl Renner of Grand Island.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sons.

Ronald J. Hofmann, 71, of rural Norfolk, died July 17, 2009, at his farm.

He was born on Jan. 13, 1938, in Norfolk, the son of Fred and Viola (Nathan) Hofmann. He was baptized on Feb. 14, 1938, at Battle Creek Heights and later was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. Ron was raised on the family farm and graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1955.

On Dec. 29, 1957, he married Gertrude Neben at Trinity Lutheran Church in Buffalo. The couple farmed south of Battle Creek before moving to their farm north of Enola. Along with their farming business, they operated a Grade A dairy from 1957 to 1991. Later, they began their cow-calf operation and also fed cattle.

He served on the American Dairyman Board of Directors and served over 15 years on the Farm Credit Service. He was also a member of Christ Lutheran Church where he served as an usher.

He enjoyed hunting, riding a motorcycle and four-wheeling with his children. He enjoyed team penning and sorting with his sons. He loved going to the Sandhills at Valentine to check cattle. He especially enjoyed riding through the Sandhills and seeing the country and the views and all the wildlife. He also took great pride in his Quarter horses.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years; their children and spouses, Todd Hofmann of Colorado, Troy (Brenda) Hofmann of Raymond, Sandra (Kelvin) Bonner of Lindsay and Tony Hofmann of Meadow Grove; their grandchildren, Travis Hofmann, Mari Bonner, Alex Bonner, Chantal Bonner, James Bonner, Karl Bonner and Shavon Bonner; his twin brother, Donald Hofmann of Norfolk; two sisters, Mildred and Don Praeuner of Battle Creek and Marcella and Earl Renner of Grand Island.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sons.


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