Bernice Lucile (Hofer) Huntrods, 91, of Collins, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines surrounded by her loving family. A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Collins Methodist Church with Reverend Douglas Harding officiating. Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery in Collins will be held at a later date.
Bernice was born Jan. 13, 1929, to Ernest and Rosa (Luthi) Hofer in Melbourne. She attended Melbourne grade school and graduated from Collins High School in 1946. She married Otis Huntrods in 1947 and had four sons, David, Jim, Dan and Arnold. She farmed with Otis until his death in 2004 in the rural Collins-Baxter-Mingo area.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Rosa Hofer; her husband, Otis; brother, Howard (June) Hofer; sister-in-law, Janice Hofer; brother-in-law, Larry Hamre; niece, Kathy Hofer; sister-in-law, Maxine (Townsend) Wolf; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Those left to cherish her memory are her four sons,David (Cindy) of rural Collins, Jim formerly of Houston, Dan (Connie) of Altoona and Arnie (Cori) of rural Collins; her sister, Eileen Hamre of Rochester; her brother, Charles Hofer of Baxter; grand-kids, Sara Palmer, Kyle (Amber), Erin, Kate and Jenna; great-grand-kids, Zach and Bailey Palmer and Leo and Aria Huntrods.
The family wishes to express our deepest gratitude to the staff of Prairie Vista Village and Lutheran Hospital for their kindness and professionalism in Bernice’s last days.
At her request, in lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be given to the Collins United Methodist Church or to the Collins Community Building.
Fredregill Funeral and Cremation Care in Baxter has been entrusted with the care of Bernice and her family.