Richard C. Hofmeister

Hofmeister Richard - Self WEBRichard C. Hofmeister of Caro, age 69, passed away on Wednesday,
February 1, 2017 at St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw. Dick was born
June 9, 1947 in Bay City, the son of the late Milton and Leona
(Pierce) Hofmeister. He graduated from Owendale-Gagetown High School
with the class of 1965 and went on to attend Michigan State
University. He later enlisted with the United States Air Force and was
honorably discharged. Dick’s working years were spent with the Tuscola
County Sheriff’s Department, a career that spanned over 40 years of
service on road patrol, in dispatch and finally with the Information
Technology Department, retiring in 2012. On October 20, 1995, he was
united in marriage with the former Karen Salgat at the Caro United
Methodist Church. Quiet and kind by nature, he could be counted on for
his abiding constancy and patience. As a parent, his home was a refuge
for countless kids. More recently, his home was a place of puzzles,
Legos, popcorn and lawnmower rides for his grandchildren. Dick’s spare
time was spent with his dogs, Jake and Gracie, gardening, caring for
his yard and watching sports, especially MSU. He was a member of the
Municipal Employees Retirement System, Fraternal Order of Police, and
was a private pilot.
Dick is survived by his wife, Karen Hofmeister of Caro; two children
and their spouses, Brandon and Michelle Hofmeister of Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma, Amie and Aaron Hildinger of Caro; nine grandchildren, Devin,
Shelby, Mikaila, Molly, Maggie, Macy, Aaron, Jr., Sabrina, Keely; one
great-grandson, Lucas; siblings and their spouses, Carol and David
Norts of Knoxville, Tennessee, Patricia Wright of Frankenmuth, Kenneth
and Andrea Hofmeister of Thornton, Colorado; and many nieces, nephews
and cousins. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by
two step-sons, Scott and Jeff Salgat.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017
at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro with Rev. Michele Hile
officiating. Burial will follow at the Ellington Township Cemetery.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on
Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time
of the service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to the Family Discretionary Fund, c/o Karen Hofmeister,
205 West Sherman Street, Caro, MI 48723. The family was assisted with
these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro.
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