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Robert James Hoffert

Robert James Hoffert

Robert James Hoffert, 91, of Clyde and formerly of Sandusky, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Autumn Wood Care Center, Tiffin.

Born in Eden Township, Seneca County Dec. 21, 1927, he was a son of Rudy M. and Naomi (Conrad) Hoffert. As a graduate of Melmore High School, his working career took him to Sandia Atomic Energy Commission in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he worked as a tool and die machinist. While in New Mexico, he also served as a deputy sheriff and an undercover police detective. Returning back to Ohio, Robert worked as a service tech at EPCO Plastics, retiring in 1988.

On Dec. 19, 1976, he married Edna Mae Rathfelder at Grace Lutheran Church, Fremont. Edna passed Sept. 12, 2006.

Robert was a former member of Melmore United Methodist Church and Huron Eagles, loved to fish and, at one time, owned a candy apple red Indian motorcycle.

Surviving are four children, Richard A. Hoffert of Fremont, Susan (Tony) Alejandro of Glendale, Arizona, Rebecca (Brian) Mouch of Williamsburg, and Debra Hoffert of Fremont; six stepchildren, Dianne L. Widman of Lewes, Delaware, Christine M. Widman of Naples, Florida, Ronald R. Widman and James R. Widman, Jr. both of Fremont, David S. Widman of Tiffin, and Jeffery C. Widman of Huron; many grandchildren and stepgrandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and two siblings, Duane E. (Jean) Hoffert of Tiffin and Mary Lou (Don) Fox of Beaver Creek.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edna; son, Robert Hoffert, II; daughter Kathleen Hoffert; stepdaughter, Judy Widman; and sister, Phyllis L. Amend.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 and noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services where his funeral will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Ben Wallick will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.

To express online condolences or to view Robert’s Video Tribute, please visit www. hermanfh.com.