Obituary for Charles Hoffer

Charles Frederic Hoffer, a man of quiet strength and dignity who was tireless in his love of family, God, and nature, passed peacefully into the next life on December 22, 2016. He believed in truth and lived his life in service to others, not only when it was convenient, but also when those values came at a great cost. He was a rock, quiet and steady, for family and friends, and he was always ready to help with a project. He loved to build, to cultivate the land, to raise animals, and to fish. I ...
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Charles Frederic Hoffer, a man of quiet strength and dignity who was tireless in his love of family, God, and nature, passed peacefully into the next life on December 22, 2016. He believed in truth and lived his life in service to others, not only when it was convenient, but also when those values came at a great cost. He was a rock, quiet and steady, for family and friends, and he was always ready to help with a project. He loved to build, to cultivate the land, to raise animals, and to fish. It was well known by neighbors of a certain vintage that when he talked about the one that got away, he was referring not to a perch or a salmon, but to a certain ornery pig who, like Charlie himself, spent most of the summer in the woods. He shared his love of the world around him with everyone he knew through stories, the work of his hands, and baskets of harvested tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and grapes. He is much loved and will be greatly missed. Charlie was born in Lorain, Ohio in 1949. He studied geology at Mount Union College and married Betty Shaffer before going to work for the Glidden Company. There, he began his career on the factory floor and retired as the company’s environmental coordinator. With the help of family and friends, he build a log cabin from the ground up and spent many happy hours tending to the natural world around it. Charlie will be welcomed home by his father and mother, George and Verna; his wife, Betty; and his good friend, Frank Stuller. He will be missed here on earth and always loved by his daughter, Stephanie Hoffer; his brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Sandra Hoffer; his mother-in-law, Magdalen Shaffer Potts; his grandsons George and Levi Hoffer Perry, whom he taught to fish; his guardian angel, Debra J. Oehling; and other friends and relatives too numerous to recount. Visitation will be held at the Florence Congregation Church at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 26th, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. and a luncheon at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in celebration of Charlie’s life may be given to Stein Hospice at 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870 or to the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio at 510 E. N. Broadway, Columbus, Ohio 43214. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.mormanfuneralhome.com
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Saturday, 12/24/2016
I am saddened to hear of Charlies passing. I cut his hair for many years at His and Hers in Berlin Hts. My condolences to his family
- Susan Medina

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