Ernest Henry Hofstetter, 100, of Natoma, Kansas, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Redbud Estates in Plainville, Kansas.
Ernest was born on a farm near Paradise, Kansas on August 19, 1915, the son of Henry and Minnie (Beisner) Hofstetter. He grew up and attended schools north of Natoma and was baptized in the Lutheran faith.
Ernest served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was stationed in Europe where he received a Purple Heart. After the war he returned to Natoma.
Ernest was a farmer and rancher his whole life. He also raised and trained horses. He was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church and the Russell V.F.W. Post #6240.
Surviving family include his two brothers, Paul Hofstetter (Deloris) of Hill City, Kansas and Edwin Hofstetter of Lansing, Kansas; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Frieda Pfortmiller.
Celebration of Ernestís Life will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at the Peace Lutheran Church in Natoma. Burial will follow at the North Lutheran Cemetery near Natoma. Viewing will be at the church the morning of the service from 9:00 AM to service time. Memorials have been established with the Lutheran Hour Ministries or the Peace Lutheran Church. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.