May 31, 1925 – Oct. 11, 2018
Leo Hoffert, the son of Martin and Elizabeth (Thomas) Hoffert, was born on May 31, 1925 in Rugby, North Dakota. He died at the age of 93 years on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby, North Dakota.
Leo was one of eleven children, eight boys and three girls. His family farmed near Silva, North Dakota and then moved to the Fillmore area. He attended the township
school through the 8th grade and then the Ag School in Maddock. Leo took over the family farm in 1950. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Marie Weisbeck on February 25, 1952 in Devils Lake. They raised seven sons on the farm north of Fillmore. During this time, Leo was very active in his farming community, serving on numerous boards, driving bus, and having a hand in helping to build the Fillmore Catholic Church. In 1979, Leo and Betty moved to Rugby. Leo was active in the St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church by serving on the cemetery board and as a 4th degree Rugby Knights of Columbus member. He also served on the Rugby
Public School board. Leo was a very devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed going out to the farm and helping out any chance he got.
Leo is survived by seven sons, Terrance (Susan) of Fargo, David of Rugby, Duane (Deborah) of Bismarck, Steven (Sheila) of Washburn, Patrick (Linda) of Westminster,
CO, Kenneth (Angel) of Fillmore and Joseph (Wanda) of Bismarck; 17 grandchildren; 13 Great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Adolph Noce of Glendale, CA; many nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; brothers, Anton, Peter, Louie, Balzer, Michael, Albinus and Joseph; his sisters, Veronica, Ann and Therese;granddaughters,
Nonnie Lyn and Nancy Jean and his parents.
Mass of Christian burial was held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby with burial at the church cemetery. Father Tom
Organist: Laurie Volk
Cantor/Vocal leader: Robert Graber
The Readers: Frank Weisbeck, Priscilla Anderson and Bob Hoffert
The Gift Bearers: Elizabeth Owen, Mandi Kovash, Laura Halvorson, Hannah Hoffert & Marlee Hoffert
The Honor Guard: The John F. Kennedy Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Rugby
The Casket Bearers: Jared Hoffert, Sean Hoffert, Joshua Hoffert, Nicholas Hoffert, Cody Hoffert, Leo Hoffert, Alexander Hoffert, Jesse Hoffert, Christopher Hoffert
and Anthony Hoffert
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com
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