Roger Blumhoefer, age 77, of Hector, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016, at the Renville County Hospital in Olivia.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016, at 10:30 A.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hector, with interment in the Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 15, 2016, from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hector, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 P.M. Visitation will continue Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church for one hour prior to the service, beginning at 9:30 A.M.
Military Honors will be provided by the Carl O. Potter American Legion Post 135 of Hector.
Roger Joseph Blumhoefer was born on April 23, 1938 to Joseph and Bernice (Troske) Blumhoefer in Gibbon, MN. He was baptized as an infant at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hector, MN. His family moved to Hector when he was two years of age. He received his first communion and confirmed his faith at St. John’s Catholic Church. He graduated from Hector High School in 1957. He joined the National Guard for 6 years and was honorably discharged.
On August 8, 1964, Roger was united to marriage to Mary Beaver in Foreston, MN. After their marriage they resided in Hector. This marriage was blessed with five children – Theresa, Christine, Dominic, Jonathan, and Rebecca. They shared 51 years of marriage.
Roger was an active carpenter all his life. He was a charter member of the Hector Lions and actively participated in the organization up until his illness. He was a member of the American Legion Club and served as their Sergeant of Arms for over 20 years. He also served 3 years on the church council at St. John’s Catholic Church.
Roger enjoyed working in his shop, collecting and recycling aluminum cans and scrap metal, going to auctions, playing cards and hunting in his early years. He especially enjoyed telling stories about his younger years and the deals he obtained at auctions.
Roger passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the Renville County Hospital in Olivia, MN at the age of 77.
He is survived by his:
Wife, Mary Blumhoefer of Hector;
Children: Theresa (Allan) Dovenmuehle of Buffalo Lake, MN,
Christine (James) Fischer of Marshall, MN,
Dominic (Jamie) Blumhoefer of Hutchinson, MN and
Rebecca Blumhoefer of Hector;
Grandchildren: Dustin Dovenmuehle, Miranda Fischer, Zachary Fischer, Briggs Blumhoefer and Emery Blumhoefer;
Other relatives and friends.
Roger is preceded in death by his Parents, Joseph and Bernice Blumhoefer, Son, Jonathan Blumhoefer, and Grandsons, Alexander Blumhoefer and Joshua Dovenmuehle.
Blessed be his memory.