Agnes Hofer: 1932-2022
Agnes Hofer, age 90, of Huron, S.D., passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, at Huron Regional Medical Center.
Her funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 30 at Prairie Bible Church, rural Carpenter, S.D. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation was scheduled from 1 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec, 29, with her family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kuhler Funeral Home.
Agnes Sarah Glanzer was born on a farm near Dolton, S.D., to Joseph S. Glanzer and Susan G. Glanzer on Jan. 14, 1932. She attended a rural school and then moved to Bridgewater, S.D. when she was in the seventh grade. She graduated from Bridgewater High School. Agnes accepted Jesus as her Savior at Byron Bible Camp at the age of 16.
Agnes married Michael M. Waldner in 1953. Mike and Agnes lived on a farm just north of Carpenter where they enjoyed 47 years of farm life together. Mike passed away in 2000.
Agnes loved being a farm wife, gardening, handiwork, cooking, being involved in community Bible studies, and raising her family. She also loved music and many of her favorite memories involved various music ministries at Prairie Bible Church.
She married Ben Hofer in 2002, and they made their home in Huron, S.D. Ben passed away in 2018.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Mike and Ben; her parents; one grandson-in-law, Tim Bauslaugh; Ben’s son-in-law, Dale Winters; and Ben’s grandson, David Winters; and all her sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-laws.
She is survived by her four children: Darlo Waldner, Loretha (Dennis) Webber, Galen (Kim) Waldner and Chad (Cindy) Waldner; nine grandchildren: Michael Webber, Emily (Josh) Gulbrandson, Sara (Mark) Trampe, Kristin (Justin) Johnson, Katie (Erik) Lohmann and Alex, Morgan, Allison and Amanda Waldner; and 10 great-grandchildren: Ian and Isaiah Gulbrandson, Donovan, Vivian and Conrad Trampe, Malachi, Ainsley and Robby Bauslaugh, and Vera and John Lohmann.
Agnes is also survived by one brother, Joe (Cynthia) Glanzer; many nieces and nephews; and Ben’s three children, Lowell (Nancy) Hofer, Darla (Harold) Loewen and Rachel Winter and their families.