Marilyn Nina Hoffer

Birth Date: 
Wednesday, January 20, 1932
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, February 17, 2018

WOOSTER – Marilyn Davis Hoffer, 86, passed away peacefully at LifeCare Hospice with her family by her side on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

She was born January 20, 1932 in Wayne Co., the daughter of Wesley and Thelma (Swart) Davis.

Marilyn was a 1949 graduate of Shreve High School and worked at Frito-Lay until her marriage to Harold Hoffer on January 20, 1951.  Marilyn and Harold owned and operated Har-Lou Farm, breeding and showing many prize registered Holsteins.  The herd was sold in 1985 and they began hauling cattle locally and long distance.  Two of their favorite destinations were Idaho and Chautaugua, New York.  Harold passed away in September of 1988.

Marilyn also worked as a pre-school aide for Tri-County Educational System.  While still in good health, she enjoyed golfing and Quota Club Activities.  Attending activities of her grandchildren were also very important to her.

Surviving are her children, Judy (Rick) Wolf, Linda (Jeff) Bureau, Patti (Don Stoner) Carmony and Terry (Liz) Hoffer; also, sister, Gail (Don) Riggenbach that she raised as a daughter, and sisters, Bonnie Slicker, Treva (Stan) Becker and a sister-in-law, Martha Davis.  Also surviving are grandchildren, Cathy (Peter) Berg, Josh (Katie) Wolf, Kevin (Tara) Wolf, Greg (Sara) Wolf, Nathan Bureau, Shane (Alli) Bureau, Jenni (Jim) Thorn, Kim (Jay) Ott, Clint (Traci) Carmony, Molly (Phil) Harland, Chris Hoffer and Sarah (Kevin Aiken) Hoffer and 23 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Dean Davis.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster with the Rev. J Alexander officiating.  There will be no calling hours.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Anne M. Wolf Foundation, PO Box 83, Orrville, OH 44667

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

Anne M. Wolfe Foundation, PO Box 83, Orrville, OH 44667


No calling hours


Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster


We are so very sorry for your great loss. We pray the Lord will hold you close in your grief.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. -Psalm 34:18

So sorry to hear this news. I know Marilyn has been ill for some time. The Blachleyville Davis Family has always held a Special place in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom.She was such a good person and good to everyone.

My sincere condolences to Judy and family. All the years I took care of Marilyn, I never realized she was your Mom. She was always very pleasant and I'm glad I got to meet her.

Thinking of you So sorry to hear about Marilyn
Keeping you in our thoughts An prayers
With deepest sympathy
Myron An Rita

My sincere sympathy to the family of Marilyn Hoffer. I have many good memories of Harold and Marilyn as well as Harold's parents in the showing and selling of registered Holsteins. I believe that my Mother helped bring some of Harold and Marilyn's children into this world! May the family find comfort in the memories and thoughts that friends share with you at this time.

Sorry to hear about Marilyn. We recall many good times with showing dairy & District 7 Holstein trips! With the Hoffers!

To Marilyn's Family and Friends, Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God, and the many good memories, sustain you; now and also in the future.. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your families. Sincere condolences from Art Beerys, Smithville, Ohio

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