Marvin E. Hofer, age 82, W. College Corner, passed away peacefully of complications of Alzheimer’s on Sunday evening, January 31, 2021. Born to Selma (Hertel) and Clyde Hofer on April 8, 1938, he graduated from Union School in College Corner in 1956 and from Ball State with a business degree in 1960. Working a brief time with W.T. Grant stores, he returned to College Corner to work with his father in Hofer’s Super Market in 1963. He remained as owner of the grocery 42 years until it closed in 2005. The building is still serving the community as Christian Community Center.
Marvin was an active member of the College Corner United Methodist Church serving as treasurer for 30 years and also a Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the College Corner Fire Department for 40 years, a director of Farmer’s State Bank for 25 years, the Union County Foundation, many years as a member of the College Corner Community Club and the Richmond Emmaus community.
He truly loved his Lord, family and community and tried to give unconditional love to those in his community. He felt his main passion was serving God by helping others and his devotion to family. He loved music, golfing and traveling.
Marvin is survived by his wife of 60 years, Phyllis (McCashland), daughters, Susan (Tim Pocatko) Keasling, of Ashtabula, OH and Julie (Brad) Abbott, of West College Corner. He was a proud grandfather of Ryan (Meagan) Abbott, Megan Abbott and Kristin Keasling. He is also survived by a special cousin, Kathryn Gage.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the College Corner United Methodist Church, 89 Brookville Street, West College Corner, IN 47003 or to the College Corner Fire Department or to the Junction Community Center in West College Corner, IN, P.O. Box 311, West College Corner, IN 47003.
Visitation for Marvin will be held on Friday, February 5, 2021 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at Urban Winkler Liberty Funeral Home, 310 N. Main St. Liberty, Indiana 47353. We have requested that you wear a mask and respect social distancing during visitation. A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at College Corner United Methodist Church with Pastors Jay and Charlotte Barden officiating, where they will be live streaming the service through their Facebook page starting at 11:00am. Burial will follow in College Corner Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook or to leave the family a personal message, visit www.urbanwinklerfuneralhome.com.