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Donald Ray Hoffer

June 3, 1945 ~ February 20, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Donald Hoffer Obituary

Donald (Don) Ray Hoffer passed away peacefully, Tuesday, February 20, 2024.  He was born June 3, 1945 in Yoakum Texas to Freddie J Hoffer and Gladys Lauer Hoffer.  He was preceded in death by Freddie (Pop), Gladys (Mom), Chelsea Schulze(granddaughter), and Buddy Haynes (Brother-in-law).

He is survived by his wife Donna Goble Hoffer, Children: Donald Hoffer Jr (Sandy), Naomi Hoffer Chovanec (Darrel), Dawn Schulze (Pat), Nathan Oakes, Joe Oakes, and Kami Oakes, Grandchildren: Hannah Hoffer, Bridget Hoffer, Jordan Chovanec, Tyler Chovanec, Loren Schulze, Wesley Schulze, and Riley Damschen, and Great-grandchildren: Masyn Chovanec, Trinity Schulze, and James Matthews. Brother: Freddie Joe Hoffer (Eunice) and sister: Gretchen Haynes.

Don loved being outdoors, it could be fishing, hunting, gardening, tinkering with projects or simply sitting in his golf cart enjoying the day.  Don enjoyed a good joke and was a grand storyteller.  He loved spending time with his family and friends. 

Per his written words “At such time I die, I do not want a funeral, no reception, no wakes, no hoopla.  My legacy is not in a piece of rock with my name chipped on it.  Instead, it is what I leave – My families, whom I am very proud of, and my friends.” 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of South Texas Hospice of South Texas – Hospice and Palliative Care (

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