Francis G. Hofschulte, 82Francis George Hofschulte, age 82, of Lake City, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, at St. Elizabeth's Health Care Center.
Francis George Hofschulte, age 82, of Lake City, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, at St. Elizabeth's Health Care Center.
He was born Dec. 19, 1930, in Mazeppa, to George and Leona (Fuhrman) Hofschulte. He grew up in Mazeppa. He married Darlene Streich on June 2, 1962, in Mazeppa. The couple lived there and later moved to Zumbrota where he worked at the lumber yard. They moved to Lake City where he began his career with UBC Lumber Yard, later moving to Trimont, Minn.; Postville, Iowa; and back to Lake City. He retired in 1995.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #588 in Mazeppa, where he served as commander. He was a fun-loving guy who enjoyed woodworking and always had a smile on his face.
He is survived by his significant other, Joan Paul of Blooming Prairie; sons, Jeffrey (Lisa) of Lake City and Daniel (Sandy) of Lansing, Iowa; grandchildren, Nicole (Adam Halvorson), Sabina Guyer, Lindsey Blum, Ryan, Meghan (Kyle) and Nathan Frye, and David, Jonathan, and Jessica Hofschulte; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Caleb, Ella, Kamryn, and Ashlyn; brothers Howard (Judy) of Mazeppa, Leonard (Gloria) of Lake City; sisters, Doreen (Hank) Pahl of Mazeppa, Marcy Burt of Oronoco, Rita (Myron) Zimmermann of Zumbrota, Irene (Walt) Schultz of Rochester; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene; parents, George and Leona; brother Donald Hofschulte.
Funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Mazeppa with Father Joseph Fogal officiating. Burial will take place at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church Cemetery with military honors by Mazeppa Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel in Lake City, and 1 hour prior to the services at church on Friday.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.
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