HURON — Gladys M. Hofer, 89, of Huron, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Huron Regional Medical Center in Huron.
Her funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 10, at Mount Olivet Church in Huron with burial to follow in the Mount Olivet section of Ideal Cemetery in Huron. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. with the family present from 3 to 5 p.m. with a prayer service and time of sharing to begin at 5 p.m. Sunday at Welter Funeral Home in Huron or visitation one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Gladys Marie Gross was born June 15, 1929, in Doland, S.D. to Sam D. Gross and Elizabeth (Kleinsasser) Gross. She attended AshGrove School and Doland High School.
Gladys married Dave Hofer February 27, 1951, in Carpenter, S.D. Gladys and Dave made their home on a farm near Hitchcock and then moved to Huron in 1982. Gladys worked at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home for 23 years.
Gladys loved baking especially banana bread and chocolate chip cookies that she enjoyed sharing with her family and friends. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Mount Olivet Church.
Gladys is survived by her husband, Dave Hofer of Huron; children, Carol (Doug) Fox of Bancroft, Jerolynn (Dan) Larson of Aberdeen, and Keith (Teresa) Hofer of Yankton. Grandchildren; Chad, David, and Michael Larson of Aberdeen, Jason (Dr. Alese) Fox of Huron, Julie (Dan) Meylor of Mitchell, Jon (Molly) Fox of Bancroft, Jeremy Fox of Bancroft, Kari (Jamin) Johnson of Jamestown, N.D., Kasey (Katie) Hofer of Yankton, Miranda (Tom) Nygaard of Watertown, and Chelsey (David) Ewalt of Milbank. 17 Great-grandchildren, Stirling and Sullivan Fox, Hudson and Maximus Meylor, Ava, Rylee and Brynlee Fox, Giovanni and Leland Larson, Landon, Lauren, and Logan Johnson, Kaleb, Taylor and Baby Knox Hofer due next week, Elsie Nygaard and Baby Girl Thompson due in January 2019. Her brothers and sisters, Vernel Gross of Platte, Clifford Gross of Rapid City, Duane (Naomi) Gross of Tulare, LeRoy (Barbara) Gross of Huron, Allen (Karen) Gross of Menno, Mary Ann Gross of West Brook, Minn., Marlyce Spain of Roseville, N.C., and Victor (Twila) Gross of Hitchcock; brothers-in-law, Johnnie (Elvina) Hofer of Huron, Sam (Ruth) Hofer of Hitchcock and Larry Malikowski of Florida; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Marcella Malikowski, her great-grandson, Deegan Meylor; and her sisters-in-law, Ruth Gross and Rosealine Gross.