Myron Lee Hofer


Myron Lee Hofer, 76, died Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at Monument Health Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Myron was born in Huron, S.D. to Josh and Katie Hofer. He grew to adulthood on the family farm near Hitchcock, S.D. and graduated from Hitchcock High School in 1962. After graduating from South Dakota State University in Brookings in 1967, Myron served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970 and achieved the rank of Captain.

Myron married Dorene Tenneboe on April 10, 1966, in Lake Preston, S.D. Two children were born to this marriage, Jason and Justin Hofer. Prior to entering the insurance field as an agent for 40 years, he worked as a National Bank Examiner for the U.S. Treasury Department. Myron loved to play the guitar and played in the “Joyful Noise” group at his church from 1998 to 2020. Myron was involved in his community over the years coaching his sons in baseball, worshipping at South Canyon Lutheran Church, refinishing furniture and spending time with his grandchildren whenever possible.

Myron is survived by his wife Dorene Hofer of Rapid City; two sons: Jason (Brenda) Hofer and Justin (Nicole) Hofer, both of Rapid City; two brothers: Norman Hofer of North Branch, Minn. and Harlow (Michael) Hofer of Sioux Falls; two sisters: Carol (Bob) Murphy of Sioux Falls and Donna Swanson of Rapid City; and two grandchildren: Mason Hofer and Bella Hofer of Rapid City.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Family requests a private burial service at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis on December 22, 2020 with full military honors.

The family prefers memorials to South Canyon Lutheran Church.

Arrangements with Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home of Rapid City.


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