Dale Lee Hofer
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Dale Lee Hofer
  • November 19, 1946 - December 18, 2016
  • Moline, Illinois

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Dale Lee Hofer, Sr., age 70 of Moline, formerly of Taylor Ridge, died Sunday, December 18, 2016 at home.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors conducted by Vietnam Veterans of America Quad Cities Chapter 299. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Dale was born on November 19, 1946 in Rock Island, the son of Ben and Rose (Hancq) Hofer. He was a veteran of Vietnam, having served with the Army, and was awarded a Purple Heart during his service. He went to work for Case in Bettendorf, Iowa, and worked there for over 30 years, retiring from the East Moline plant in 2004.

In his free time he enjoyed dirt track racing, which was a family affair. He also was a fan of NASCAR, and many other sports. He loved to read, play cards, attend car shows, and listen to classic rock music. Spending time with his family was important to him, and he loved dancing and joking around. Dale enjoyed his trips to the East Moline Maid-Rite. His days were not complete without a Pepsi, and a Hershey's candy bar or Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.

Survivors include his children, Melissa (Tony) Maynard, Matherville, Angela Hofer (fiancé Brad Anderson), Coal Valley, Crystal Hofer, Milan, Brooke (Tylor) Enstrom, Milan, Dale Hofer, Jr., Davenport, and Madilynn Hofer, Phoenix, AZ; sister, Sherrie (Joe) Slininger, East Moline; 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and special friend, Deb.

His parents and an infant sister, Debbie, preceded Mr. Hofer in death.

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