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Richard Harold HoflerMay 5, 1930 ~ April 15, 2017 (age 86)
.Richard “Dick” Hofler, 86 of Corvallis passed away Saturday, April 15th at Valley View Estates Nursing Home.
Dick was born and raised on a farm in Northern Iowa. His father and he grew corn and soy beans, raised chickens, beef and hogs. His grandmother was baking cookies in an old fashioned wood burning stove while the house Dick grew up in was being moved to it’s present location. Richard as he was also called was born in that house on May 5th of 1930 to Mr. and Mrs. Harold and Mildred Hofler. He was schooled in Rudd, Iowa a 3 mile distance from home. He had one sister.
Richard graduated from High School in 1949. He later joined the Army and was deployed to Austria where his relatives lived. He often related those years traveled about the country with them while hundreds of his original inductees were deployed to Korea. One can see the loving hand of God on Richard even then. He was trained in Radio’s and was given command of a squad. After being discharged Richard resumed farming with his father until his death in about 1953. He also opened a business where he did Radio and Television Repair and Sales.
Richard always loved scouting and rose to the rank of Eagle Scout with multiple badges conferred on him for his exemplary work with the Boy Scouts.
In the Bitterroot Valley he built sun rooms, a constructed radio tower and ran the Hofler House, a care home for the elderly, for several years.
He is survived by his wife, Pati; children, Tim, Greg, Jeanette, Holly, Jim, Heidi, John, Heather, Hailey, Bill, Tom and Ben, 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. May 8th at the House of Praise in Victor. Urn placement will take place at 1:30 p.m. May 8th the Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery in Missoula.