Susanna J. Hofer of Spring Creek Colony, beloved wife of the late Joseph S. Hofer, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the age of 82 years.
Born to Joseph and Susanna Stahl, in Rockford, AB, on April 28, 1937, Susanna married Joseph Hofer in 1960 and moved to Spring Creek Colony, Walsh, AB where she resided until her passing.
Susanna was a loving and caring grandmother with a firm and grounded Christian faith. She was a steadfast believer in community and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand or offer advice. We will remember her as a dedicated servant and a quiet leader. She led by example, and we are grateful for the years we were given to be loved by her and to learn from her.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Joseph (Esther) Hofer, Solomon (Margaret) Hofer, and Andy Hofer of Walsh; daughters, Matilda Walter of Turin, AB, and Marie Hofer of Walsh; twenty grandchildren, Rhoda, Tim (Roseann), Leona, Rachel, Titus (Melissa), Jordan, Amanda, Meghan (Danny), Frieda (David), Justin (Megan), Naomi, Annemarie (Phillip), Caleb, Junia, Carol, Michelle, Heidi, Jayden, Tamra and Tanya; as well as eight great-grandchildren.
Susanna is also survived by her brothers, Minister Joseph (Barbara) Stahl, and Minister Solomon M. Stahl of Spring Water, SK; sisters, Maria (Minister John) Stahl of Gadsby, AB, Magdalena J. Wurz and Sarah C. Wurz of Wilson, AB, and Kathrina (George) Stahl of Veteran, AB; sisters-in-law, Susanna Stahl and Kathrina Stahl of Spring Water, SK and Susie M. Hofer and Susie P. Hofer of Walsh.
She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Joseph S. Hofer; son Henry; son-in-law Ben Walter; brothers John and George Stahl; and several brothers-and-sisters-in-law.
The funeral service will be held in the Spring Creek Hutterian Church (Spring Creek Colony, Walsh) on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Spring Creek Cemetery. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Susanna Hofer