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Von H. Hoffacker died at home Wednesday, March 23, 2016. He was born in Bluffton, Indiana on October 23, 1936, graduated from Liberty Center High School class of 1954. He joined the United States Army shortly after high school graduation and was stationed in Germany, serving two years with the 84th Field Artillery Rocket Battery as a Chief Radar Specialist. After an honorable discharge, he started working at Farnsworth Electronics there he met the "love of his life", Johanna. They married August 27, 1960 and celebrated their 50th anniversary with a celebration for family and friends in August 2010 at the Hoagland Hayloft. He worked at ITT Federal Laboratories for 8 years and then started his employment with Franklin Electric in Bluffton, Indiana, where he enjoyed his fellow co-workers. Von retired in 1998 after 34 years of service. He traveled the world as their International Service Engineer. They enjoyed vacationing in Mexico, taking cruises and were winter "Snowbirds" in Florida. Von enjoyed fishing, mushroom and deer hunting with his brothers and friends. Von enjoyed watching John Wayne western movies, the military and history channels and NASCAR racing with Tony Stewart at the wheel. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He was a member of the Monroeville American Legion #420, the Hoagland Area Advancement Association and attended Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. Von is survived by his wife, Johanna; their son, Shen (Michelle) Hoffacker of Fort Wayne; their daughter, Kerrie (BJ) Barnes of Terre Haute; four precious grandchildren, Madison Hoffacker, Mason Barnes, Alex Hoffacker, Pierson Barnes; brother, Stanley (Carol) Hoffacker of Uniondale; and their Shih Tzu friend, Jazzy. Proceeded in death by Earland Hoffacker, Charlotte Hoffacker, Marcy Hoffacker, Carolyn Hoffacker and grandbabies Branson Barnes, Kerslynn Barnes and Jaxon Barnes. Funeral service will be Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 1 PM at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill Street, Ossian, IN with visitation 1 hour prior to service. Visitation will also be on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Monroeville Memorial Cemetery. Preferred memorials may be made to Riley Hospital for Children.