Arvin K. Hofmeyer
Arvin K. Hofmeyer, age 79, of Primghar passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley. His funeral service will be at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at the American Reformed Church in Primghar with Pastor Cory Grimm and Pastor Dennis Hietbrink ~ officiating.
Graveside service will be held at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar.
Visitation with family present will be from 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. on Friday, August 13, 2021, at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ARVIN K. HOFMEYER
BORN: January 15, 1942 ~ Sioux Center, Iowa
PASSED AWAY: August 11, 2021 ~ Hartley, Iowa
10:30 A.M. Saturday, August 14, 2021
American Reformed Church; Primghar, Iowa
Rev. Cory Grimm & Rev. Dennis Hietbrink ~ officiating
Prelude: Estella Stout; Pianist
“I’m New Born Again”
Sung by Dave Vander Broek, Larry Jenness,
Dennis Heemstra & Steve Koel
Processional: Pg 330 “When Peace Like a River”
Recessional: Pg 513 “Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus”
Organist: Alyda Haack
HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Elijah Hofmeyer Mitch Grant
Aaron Hofmeyer Michael Hofmeyer
Thomas Hofmeyer Jonah Hofmeyer
Brett Hornstra Gabe Grant
Andy Ebel Mike Morran
FINAL RESTING PLACE
Graveside service 9:30 A.M. Saturday, August 14, 2021
Pleasant Hill Cemetery; Primghar, Iowa
After today’s service relatives and friends are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.
Arrangements under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Primghar, Iowa
Arvin Keith Hofmeyer, the son of Wesley Harry and Johanna Oordt Hofmeyer, was raised on a farm near Hospers and graduated from Floyd Valley High School in 1959.
On December 18,1963, he married Twila Visser at Hospers Christian Reformed Church. He farmed with his father near Hospers until his father's retirement, at which time Arvin took over the farm where he & Twila raised their family. In 1984, Arv and Twila moved their family to Paullina to farm with their oldest son Randy. Arv took particular pride in his Black Angus stock cows and raising hogs by pasture farrowing in A-frame hog huts. Arvin retired in 2009 but remained active on the farm. The couple enjoyed their retirement together at their home in Primghar. Throughout retirement, Arvin's two favorite hobbies away from the farm were bread-making and gardening.
Throughout his life, Arvin enjoyed sharing his love of the farm with his family and grandchildren. All twelve of Arvin's grandchildren have fond memories of their time with Grandpa on the farm, helping to feed hogs & cattle or in the tractor or combine, but especially 'coffee time' when Grandpa Arv would share his coffee and Grandma's Twila's homemade goodies--at a very young age, each grandchild was taught to enjoy Grandpa's egg coffee with lots of cream and sugar. The perfect way for Arv's grandchildren to end the day was falling fast asleep tucked in the crutch of Grandpa's arm in his recliner.
Arvin was a member of the Hospers & Paullina Presbyterian Church and was presently a member of the American Reformed Church in Primghar. He served as both deacon & elder, taught Sunday School, and lead youth groups. He also served on the Hospers Christian School board & Hospers Coop Elevator board.
Left to cherish Arvin's memories are his wife of 57 years, Twila of Primghar; sons Randy (Rochelle) Hofmeyer of Paullina and Ric (Karna) Hofmeyer of Paullina; daughters Amy Hornstra & friend Darin Wilson of Sioux Falls, SD and Heidi (Nick) Grant of Tea, SD; foster-son Tim (Donna) Schillinger of Waukee, IA; twelve grandchildren Aaron, Michael, Thomas (Heather) Hofmeyer & Aislinn (Chris) Heebner; Haley, Jonah, & Elijah Hofmeyer; Bethany & Brett Hornstra; Gabe, Mara & Mitch Grant; three great grandchildren Mackenzie Heebner, Hudson Hofmeyer, and Myla Hofmeyer; one brother Glen Hofmeyer, a sister Julie (Alvin) Stuit, and in-laws Ken (Peggy) Visser and Rod (Polly) Visser.
Arvin is preceded in death by his parents Wesley & Johanna Hofmeyer, parents-in-law Gilbert & Caroline Visser, sister Jo Ann, brothers & sisters-in-law Robert & Jolene Hofmeyer, Wallace (Dean) & Alma Hofmeyer, and Jan Hofmeyer.