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Bernard "Bernie" Jerome Hoffrichter

April 13, 1937 - September 23, 2022
From: Spencer, IA
Bernard "Bernie" Jerome Hoffrichter

Bernard "Bernie" Jerome Hoffrichter

Born: April 13, 1937
Died: September 23, 2022
Age: 85

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     Bernard “Bernie” Hoffrichter, the son of John and Mary (Atz) Hoffrichter, was born on April 13, 1937 in Spencer, Iowa. He received his early education in Spencer and was raised on a farm Northwest of Spencer. This is where he found his love of working with and riding his horses. Following graduation, he helped his mother farm. He spent most of his life as a farrier, working at the Wonder Whip in Fostoria. He also worked for the Clay County Fairgrounds in many different roles over 50 years and was an iron dealer for many years.

     On April 20, 1974, Bernard married Karen Siewertsen, who was from Mason City, IA, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Following their marriage, the couple lived on an acreage outside of Spencer for over 30 years where they raised their children. In 2016 they moved to Fostoria.   

     He passed away on Friday, September 23, 2022, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer, at the age of 85. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings: Johnny, MaryAnn, Threasa and Rita.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Karen; his son, Benedict; his daughter, Benita (Adam) Nelson; his grandchildren: Cheyenne, Isabel and Elijah; his brother, Francis Hoffrichter; his good friend, Roger Daugherty; other relatives and many friends.

SERVICES
Memorial Services will be 10:30 A.M., Thursday, September 29, 2022 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.
OFFICIATING
Father Tim Hogan
CASKET BEARERS
Honorary Bearers
Francis Hoffrichter
Roger Daugherty
Eli Nelson
Adam Nelson
VISITATION
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Wednesday evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
MUSIC
Hymns
"Ave Maria"
"The Old Rugged Cross"
"How Great Thou Art"
INTERMENT
Northlawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa

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Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 7:01 AM
“So sorry to hear of Bernie's passing. We are sending our thoughts to your family. I know he will be missed. Hold all your memories in your hearts & he will always be near> May
God hold you close in this difficult time. God's blessings,”
- Pat & Eldon Larsen
Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 8:16 PM
“May fond memories bring peace to your hearts as you grieve your loss. Bernie was so kind to our family. I wish him well on his journey. Sincere sympathy.”
- Michele Freeman
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 7:54 PM
“Karen, so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for you and family!🙏🙏🙏”
- Connie Seaman
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 2:37 PM
“Karen and family. So sorry for your loss. Bernie and you were great neighbors. God give you his tender mercy. ”
- Mike and Sally VanderWeide
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 11:32 AM
“Our family has so many fond memories if Bernie as a neighbor, as a farrier, as a horseman working at the North parking lot at the Fair, and as the last of the great American cowboy! ”
- Kathy Shatto and family
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 11:32 AM
“My deepest sympathies to all of you !
I am praying for peace in your hearts !!!”
- Rhonda Olson
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 9:00 AM
“We are both sending our hugs and prayers to you both all as that’s one great man that will be forever missed ”
- Alan & Cherie
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 3:01 PM
“Karen and family, I am so sorry to read of Bernie’s passing. I have many wonderful memories in years past of spending time with you and your family. Lifting you up in prayer as you cherish the memories.”
- Sharon Roskens Holven
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 3:01 PM
“So sorry to hear the news. Bernie was a one of a kind person, a good man. ”
- Ruth HargraveRutherford
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 7:44 AM
“Karen and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Bernie. We loved seeing him at the library and he was always so quick witted and happy. My sincere sympathy to all of you. I hope he's riding horses into the sunset!”
- Rita Nuebel
Monday, September 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM
“Karen and family, so sorry for your loss. I will never forget the time I helped Bernie change engines in his pickup when I was in high school. I left my windows down on my car and when I was ready to leave for the night my car was full of fly's, like something out of horror movie. A life lesson for sure, I never leave my windows down when I'm on a farm. ”
- JOE ZENKOVICH
Monday, September 26, 2022 at 9:07 AM
“Dominus Vobiscum!”
- Charles James
Monday, September 26, 2022 at 9:06 AM
“Hoffrichter family: Extending deepest sympathy to you. May God’s loving arms enfold you and give you comfort.”
- Nancy Taylor
Monday, September 26, 2022 at 6:57 AM
“Bernie was a good guy !strong convictions ! Good heart! The world needs more bernies!”
- Dave Schwaller
Monday, September 26, 2022 at 6:57 AM
“Ben...I am so sorry to hear about your dad. You have a great guardian angel watching over you and the rest of the family...loss of family and parents is tough. Just know he is better again.”
- Dorothy Machholz
Monday, September 26, 2022 at 6:57 AM
“Dear Nelson Family-please accept my sympathy. Please know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.”
- Laura Hanna
Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 3:13 PM
“one day at a time sorry for your loss he was a very good guy brad bolyard”
- Bradley A bolyard
Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 12:38 PM
“Karen and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to all of you. ”
- Mike and Nancy knight
Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 12:38 PM
“Karen & family. We are very sorry for your great loss. May God Bless All of You.”
- Rebecca Wittrock
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