Sally I. Hofer

July 2, 1938 – March 15, 2021


Sally Irene Hofer was born July 2, 1938, in Seward, to Max Richard and Anna Irene (Hauck) Anstine and passed away March 15, 2021, in Seward, at the age of 83 years, 8 months and 13 days. Sally grew up in Seward, where she graduated from Seward High School with the Class of 1956. She went on to attend two years at Concordia College and then taught two years at a country school.

On Jan. 24, 1959, Sally was united in marriage to David Hofer at the Seward United Methodist Church and to this union, three children were born. After their marriage, they lived near Staplehurst until moving to Benkelman in 1978. After their children were born, Sally stayed home to raise their family. When the kids were older, she worked at House of Davisson in Seward for many years. Sally worked for 22 years in the clerical department at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. She had a dream to go to Hawaii, so on their 40th anniversary, the kids gave them the trip of a lifetime. After the passing of David, she moved back to Seward where she worked part time at Zabka Funeral Home.

Sally was a member of the Seward United Methodist Church, Coffee Cuppers Extension Club in Benkelman and served as a den mother for Cub Scouts for many years.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David Hofer in 2002; daughter-in-law, Terry Hofer; brother, Paul Anstine; one step-granddaughter.

Survivors cherishing her memory include her children, Greg and wife, Diane Hofer, Seward, Shawn Hofer, Benkelman, Angie and husband, Russell Stamm, Benkelman; five grandchildren, Dustin and wife, Christina Stamm, Josh and wife, Rhiannon Hofer, Alison and husband, Layton Villalobos, Katie and husband, Mason Roberts and Lindsey Hofer; five step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, Grayson Villalobos, Avery and Lukus Hofer, Alyssa, DJ and Nevaeh Stamm; four siblings, Kathleen and Del Peters, Candy Herrold, Becky and Ward Grosser, Don and Kathy Anstine; brothers-in-law, Alan Hofer and Donnet, Bob and LaTisha Hofer, Lynn and Carol Hofer; nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

A graveside service and inurnment was March 22 at the Benkelman Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hofer family for future designations. Condolences may be left for the family at


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