Beverly Joyce Hofer


April 18, 1925 - March 7, 2010




Beverly Joyce Hofer was born April 18, 1925 at Freeman, SD to John A. “Lynxer” and Clara (Waltner) Wipf.  She grew up in Freeman and attended schools there, graduating from Freeman High School.  After graduation, she attended Nettleton Business College in Sioux Falls, SD for one year.  Beverly worked for her father from 1945-1961 at the Coast To Coast store in Freeman.

On March 19, 1961 Beverly married Harold A. Hofer in Freeman, SD.  They moved to Mitchell in 1961 and owned & operated the Coast To Coast store where they worked side by side until they retired in 1984.

Harold and Beverly welcomed two children, Carolyn and Robert to their home.

She was a charter member of the Mitchell Lioness Club, active in the Wesleyan Church and enjoyed her hobbies of reading and quilting.

She is survived by her children, Carolyn and husband, Otto Sweet, Mt. Vernon, and Robert and wife, Sheila Hofer, Blair, NE; five grandsons: David, Joshua, and Wyatt Sweet and Drew and Garret Hofer; two step-grandchildren, Keaton and Mackenzie Johnsen; a brother, Willis and wife, Joyce Wipf, Freeman, SD; brother-in-law, Ronald and wife, Janet Hofer, St. Clair, MO; sister-in-law, Eileen and husband, Wesley Iverson, Canton, SD and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold, May 25, 1993, brother, Orville and wife, Laurene Wipf and a niece, Marilyn Wipf Brown.



Wednesday, March 10, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, March 11, 2010
10:30 AM
Wesleyan Church
601 North Sanborn
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Pierce and Ruth Brane on March 11, 2010
Family of Bev

So sorry to hear of Bev's passing - she will be missed by so many and especially her work with the Ladies Missionary group of the Wesleyan church. Our prayers are with you at this time.

Pierce & Ruth
Posted by Marty, Wendy, Kayleigh and Mariah Royston on March 9, 2010
Otto, Carolyn & Family,

We are so sorry to hear of Bev's passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Bev loved you all very much, and will miss chatting with her at family gatherings. Please let us know if you need anything.

Marty, Wendy, Kayleigh and Mariah
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