Rudolph Hofstatter, age 94, of Moville, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at The Heritage at Northern Hills of Sioux City. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Moville with Russell Lawrey officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Moville.
Rudolph “Rudy” Hofstatter was born on July 12, 1925 in Omaha, NE to Alois and Apalonia (Fiala) Hofstatter. He was a member of the United States Navy and served during World War II for 29 months.
He was united in marriage to Ruth Vaughn on August 25, 1947. To this union four children were born, Joyce, Susan, Jim and Mike.
During his working years, Rudy worked at Sawnsons, Campbells as a supervisor and Ruth’s boss. He purchased the Motel 20 in Moville, which he ran from 1959-1976, retiring at the age of 47. They enjoyed wintering in Florida for 7 years after they retired. He liked fishing, gardening, hunting and the occasional game of golf. Rudy also enjoyed horse races, Cribbage and Euchre. He enjoyed sharing vivid memories of events throughout his lifetime. Rudy loved spending time with family and friends. He will be remembered by those close to him as a jokester.
He is survived by his wife; Ruth, children; Joyce Sandvold, Susan Kollbaum, Jim (Linda) Hofstatter, Mike (Pat) Hofstatter; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Rudy was preceded in death by his maternal parents, Alois and Apalonia Hofstatter; paternal parents Ethel and Oval Vaughn; two grandsons; brothers, Joe, Louis and Carl; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Lucille, Irene and Rolley; and sons-in-law, Garry Kollbaum and Roger Sandvold.
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