Anna Mae Hofer

Anna Mae Hofer


January 6, 1940 - September 19, 2023


Anna (Mae) Hofer, 83, of Dimock, SD, formerly of Alexandria, SD, went to her heavenly home Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at her home. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, September 26, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Dimock. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7:00 PM at the Church with a 6:30 PM prayer service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Anna Mae Elizabeth Murray was born January 6, 1940, to Don and Margaret (Schoenfelder) Murray. Mae was the oldest of four girls. She grew up on the family farm south of Alexandria. She attended country school for elementary and Holy Family Catholic School in Mitchell for her high school years.

Mae married Javern Hofer on June 2, 1958, in Alexandria. They farmed and raised six children: Steve, Doug, Brad, Deb, Greg, and Jason, 8.5 miles south of Alexandria.

Mae worked at the Colony of Mercy for a few years, then Mae and Javern went to farming, milking cows, crops, and custom work. She also worked at the Methodist Hospital in Mitchell until it closed. She then worked at Diamond Care Center in Bridgewater until they moved to Dimock in 1992 and purchased the town bar, Hofer’s Lounge. The Lounge provided lots and lots of activities and memories.

Mae ran Hofer’s Lounge for 26 years and decided to finally retire in 2016. After retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandkids. She also enjoyed taking bus tours with her sisters. She looked forward to playing cards with many local ladies 2-3 times a week. Mae was the rock of her very large family.

Mae was survived by her children, Steve (Kim) Hofer of Alexandria, Doug Hofer of Dimock, Greg (Becky) Hofer of Dimock, and Jason Hofer of O’Neil, NE; two sisters, Joan McBrayer of Ethan, and Jean (Dick) Brown of Sioux Falls; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Javern; parents; son, Brad; daughter, Debra; sister, Judy; and her mother and father-in-law.


Monday, September 25, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
146 W 1st St
Dimock, SD 57331


Tuesday, September 26, 2023
10:30 AM
Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
146 W 1st St
Dimock, SD 57331


St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
Alexandria, SD

Posted by Pat & Ed Dieterichs on September 25, 2023
Mae you will be missed by your kids, family & friends! You were a special lady & always promoted family! You enjoyed life ! You worked very hard and was loved by many! People loved your cooking! Your life on earth is done go rest with your Heavenly Father ! Much Love! Thoughts & prayers to family!
Posted by Rosemarie Hafner on September 25, 2023
My condolences to Maes family. I met Mae on a bus trip. She was with two of her sisters. I think the trip was to Branson, Missouri. A very nice lady. May you RIP.
Posted by Gary and Mary Stadlman on September 25, 2023
We are sorry to hear of the loss of Anna Mae, she was a very kind hard working woman, may the memories of her bring you comfort.
Posted by Joe and Helen Puetz on September 25, 2023
We are so sorry for your loss. Loved playing cards with her. Such a nice lady.
Posted by Colleen Helling on September 22, 2023
Anna Mae was a kind lady worked with her at Methodist Hospital! Rip in peace sorry for your loss!
Posted by joe murphy on September 21, 2023
Hofer Family I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a special lady. You are in my prayers.
Posted by Charolette Peterson on September 21, 2023
Sorry for your loss! Prayers for your family and friends 🙏
Posted by Gail Denne on September 20, 2023
She was great lady always friendly and ready to visit. We often visited Hofer’s lounge for drinks and supper( loved the salad bar) Anna Mae and I shared three grandchildren and we’re always treated great by her and after her son and my daughter went there separate ways always still got along great with Mae sad to hear about her passing she was a wonderful person.
Posted by Chris Fosness on September 20, 2023
I worked with Anna Mae at Methodist Hospital until it closed. I appreciated her experience and care/compassion for a bunch of young caregivers starting out. My condolences to her family! ❤️!!
Posted by Angie Hoffmann on September 20, 2023
So sad to hear this. We loved coming for supper at the cafe and I always asked how she made that soup and all she could tell me was no recipe- just dump! And sawyer always left with a treat ❤️
Posted by Janice Johnson on September 20, 2023
I worked with Anna Mae at Methodist Hospital in the PT department. We had a lot of fun together! My sympathy to her family!
Posted by mary sue thury on September 20, 2023
Fly high my dear friend...will miss you so much at pinochle!!
Posted by Ernie & Debra Hohn on September 20, 2023
Our thoughts & prayers are for her family, at this sad time.
Anna was an awesome cook.
We ate many times at Hofer’s lounge. She will be missed!
Posted by Marge Wagner on September 19, 2023
So very sorry for your loss she was a wonderful lady
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