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Rollin Arthur Hoffert

Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:25 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:53 a.m. CST

Rollin Arthur Hoffert, 81, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the Western Home Communities Elizabeth Martin Center in Cedar Falls.

He was born Sept. 6, 1931, in Colfax, the son of Arthur and Kathryn (Hummel) Hoffert. Rollin attended Newton High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Navy. Before his retirement in 1988, he was a tool and die maker at H&H in Cedar Falls and Traer Manufacturing in Traer. Rollin was a member of AMVETS, Masonic Lodge, Shriners, El Kahir Cycle Patrol, North Shore Boat Club and Main Street Social Club.

He is survived by two sons, Gene (Susan) Hoffert and Mick Hoffert, both of Cedar Falls; two daughters, Deborah (Doyle Hansen) Meade and Joni (Randy) Hoffa of Council Bluffs; 12 grandchildren, Matt, Todd, Scott and Amy Hoffert, Molly, Tanner, Katie, and Travis Meade, Marshall Hoffert, Jacob and Jordan Hoffa, and Sarah Rathbun; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Arlene Johnson and Sandra Sanger Elliott, both of Grinnell. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Carl and James Hoffert; and two sisters, Genevieve Doane and Helen Owens.  

A memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls with visitation one hour before the service. Military honors will be conducted by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49. Memorials may be directed to the family. Condolences may be left at

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