IMPERIAL -- Victor Herman Hofman, 84, died Saturday (Sept. 1, 2007) at University Medical Center in Omaha.
He was born July 7, 1923, on the family farm near McCook, to Henry and Dorothea (Wall) Hofman. He worked on the family farm and graduated from Red Willow High School. He entered the U.S. Navy on March 14, 1944, and served in the Phillippines during World War II. He was discharged on May 14, 1946, and returned to the McCook area.
He married Eleanor Marie Church on March 28, 1947. They made Imperial their home. In the 1960s he and his brother, Walter opened Hofman's Repair Shop. They were businessmen in Imperial for many years.
He was a member of the Berean Fundamental Church of Imperial, Awana Leader, girls softball coach and was elected the mayor of Imperial, serving from 1982-1986.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eleanor; son, Merlyn; six brothers; and seven sisters.
Survivors include his daughters, Linda Butcher and husband, Marvin of St. Louis, Mo., and Patty Larrabee and husband, Joey of Oklahoma City, Okla.; son, David Hofman and wife, Terrie of Portland, Ore.; sisters, Dora Malone of McCook and Erma Hoerne of Scott City, Kan.; brothers, Walter Hofman and wife, Elsie of Imperial; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were today at 2 p.m., (MT) at Berean Fundamental Church of Imperial, with the Rev. John Engbrecht officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Imperial.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Liewer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.