He was born Nov. 7, 1931 in Kosciusko County, to Cloyce Hoffer and Bernice (Detwiler) Hoffer, who are both deceased.
On July 19, 1953 he married Carol Parks who survives.
Keith was retired. He had owned and operated Hoffer Excavating and later as Hoffer Crane Service, Atwood. From 1992-1998 he was the owner of Doozy's Ice Cream & Sub Shop in Atwood.
He was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana
He served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper from 1951-1952.
He was a layleader of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Atwood. He was very active as a Red Cross volunteer, giving 14 gallons and 3 pints of blood over his lifetime.
Keith leaves to mourn his wife: Carol Hoffer, Atwood, Indiana; a daughter: Mrs. Jack (Mollie) Kintzel, Warsaw; two sons, Kip and wife Ingle Hoffer, Linton; Lyle and wife, Phyllis Hoffer of Atwood; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters: Janet Buchholz, Leesburg; Joanne Foster of Watkinsville, GA; three brothers, Wayne and wife Martha Hoffer of Arizona; DeVoe (wife Lumi) Hoffer (New Paris, Indiana); DeVon (wife Fran) Hoffer (Nappanee, Indiana) Preceded in death by one granddaughter, one daughter-in-law, and his parents.
The Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2007 from 2-4, and 6-8 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana, and on Friday, December 7, 2007 one hour prior to the service at the church from 9-10:00 a.m.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Atwood with Reverend Michael Lawson, and Reverend Milton Gould officiating. Burial will follow in the Leesburg Cemetery, Leesburg.
Memorials can be sent to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Michael Lawson, 2415 Grandview Drive, Warsaw, IN 46582 or to the American Red Cross, 320 N. Buffalo Street, Warsaw, IN 46580