David J. Hoffart
Apr. 17, 1947 – Jul. 17, 2017
David J. Hoffart, 70, Fargo passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at Essentia Health, Fargo due to complications from heart disease and kidney failure.
Dave was born April 17, 1947 in Rugby, North Dakota to Jacob and Magdalene (Deck) Hoffart. He graduated from Rugby High School in 1965. He attended college at Minot State University where he was active in the TKE Fraternity. He married Suellyn Seymour in New Rockford, ND on May 24, 1975, and they had three children. He owned and operated Dave’s TV and Appliances in Rugby, ND before moving to Fargo in 1990. He worked for Norandex until his retirement in 2012. As a self-taught musician, he played in many different bands throughout his life. Most recently, he’s known for playing the organ and singing with “Thick, Thin & Chunky” and “The Old
Rascals.”He loved his garden, as well as canning his own vegetables and salsa. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. He had an unwavering passion for the MN Twins and Vikings. He will forever be remembered by his infectious laugh, playing in the band, running the football pools and his “traditional Hoffart schnoz.”
He is survived by his children; Chris (Melissa) Hoffart, Grand Forks, ND, Chelsey (Jonathan) LaBonte, Grand Forks, ND, Andrew (Krista) Hoffart, Hill AFB, UT, granddaughter, Alexis LaBonte, Grand Forks, ND, two brothers, Richard (Sheri) Hoffert, Bismarck, ND, Francis (Louisa) Hoffart, Santa Clara, CA, sister, Rita (Steve) Holm, Lake Forest, CA, his longtime companion, Darlene Berube, West Fargo, ND, former wife, Suellyn Hoffart, Grand Forks, ND and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Ray Hoffart, and nephew, Joseph Hoffart.
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M.
In leiu of flowers, enjoy a meal at your favorite restaurant surrounded by family, be-cause that’s what he would have wanted. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.
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