In loving memory of

Jonathan David Hofer
September 12, 1986 - August 6, 2019

Jonathan David Hofer, 32, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019, in Hampton.  He was born September 12, 1986, in Iowa City, to Jeffrey and Shelly (Hanson) Hofer.  

Jon graduated from Hampton Dumont High School and North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City.  He was united in marriage to Stephanie Janssen on June 10, 2006, in Hampton. Jon worked at Sukup Manufacturing in Sheffield.

Jon was a member of the Church of the Living Word in Hampton.  He enjoyed computer technology, helping out at the hardware store and spending time with his family.

One of Jon's great gifts was his ability to help out those "mortal" humans that could not figure out modern technology. He would swoop in like a super hero and rescue them. When Zoey and Dexter became interested in Minecraft, Jon built a whole server network just so that he could play with them. Who else would save his Nintendo system from the 90's just so his kids could learn the cool old games.

Jon is survived by his wife Stephanie of Hampton, daughter Zoey Jane of Hampton, son Dexter Myles of Hampton, parents Jeffrey and Shelly Hofer of Hampton, brother Andrew (Jayna) Hofer of Dumont, sister Nichole (Greg) Counsell of Hampton, brother Daniel Hofer of Hampton, sister Malinda (Johnny) Tello of Hampton, brother Timothy Hofer of Hampton, paternal grandmother Lauritta Hofer of Hampton, father and mother-in-law Rick and Gaye Janssen of Hampton, brother-in-law Todd (Carol) Janssen of Greenville, South Carolina, one maternal grandmother-in-law, ten nieces and nephews and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  

Jon was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Walter and Shirley Hanson, paternal grandfather Ernest Merlyn Hofer, maternal grandparents-in-law Ken and Loretta Janssen, and a maternal grandfather-in-law.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Jon Hofer memorial fund.

Tributes

Steve Anderson wrote on Aug 17, 2019:

"Praying for God's peace and comfort. Pastor Steve and Sharon. "

Naomi Brocka-Froyum wrote on Aug 12, 2019:

"Steph, your in my thoughts and prayers. Naomi "

Kelly carr wrote on Aug 11, 2019:

"Steph, my heart is with your family... Hugs to you all"

Craig and Mary Lou Semler wrote on Aug 9, 2019:

"There are no words.............just prayers for peace and hugs for warmth...."

Michael wrote on Aug 8, 2019:

"My condolences. I haven't really been around Jon since highschool. But he was a good friend. Him and Dustin taught me how to put a computer together. And no less than thrice we did some things with vehicles we probably shouldn't have. One time he said "go" and I said "ok". Good times"

Michael wrote on Aug 8, 2019:

"My condolences. I haven't really been around Jon since highschool. But he was a good friend. Him and Dustin taught me how to put a computer together. And no less than thrice we did some things with vehicles we probably shouldn't have. One time he said "go" and I said "ok". Good times"

PAULA WOOD wrote on Aug 8, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss. God be with you and your family at this tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. If you need anything let us know."

PAULA WOOD wrote on Aug 8, 2019:

"To the family of Jonathan, Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow. Just know that God is with you at all times an He will help you through this tragic loss, also your family and friends are there for you to Prayers to you all. "

Teresa Tietjens wrote on Aug 8, 2019:

"I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know him personally but I work with Rick, his father in law. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tragic loss. "

Doug Warwick wrote on Aug 7, 2019:

"Never really knew him but from what I did know he trusted Christ as his personal saviour. Sad for the family but good for him. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; [4] And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:"

Troy Harris wrote on Aug 7, 2019:

"My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family of Jon Hofer. So sad to hear the news but know that God will bring you though this. May you find strength in Him. With love Uncle Troy. "

Steve Proodian wrote on Aug 7, 2019:

"Always friendly, kind and interested in the things of God. Loved by Jesus. Now present at His table. Waiting for the ones who love him to join him on their day. John would say peace be still. I am with God."

Susan Bender wrote on Aug 7, 2019:

"Jon was a wonderful guy. Larry and I give our sympathy and we understand this will be a very hard time but with God's help you will get through it. Your friends and family are always here to help you along the way. If there is anything you need just ask. God bless you all. "

Todd wrote on Aug 7, 2019:

"So very sorry for you all. May God be with you."