Ronald Edward Hoffer
October 18, 1949 – November 16, 2020
Ronald Edward Hoffer, 71, of Concan Texas, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020, from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was born October 18, 1949, in Robstown, TX. This was the third battle with cancer in his life. He is survived by the love of his life, Idanell Hoffer. They were married May 22, 1981 at their home in Corpus Christi, TX. Pop adored his wife and did everything he could to make sure she was happy and well taken care of. They went on several cruises a year to exotic places all around the world, including flying to Spain to ride a cruise ship across the Atlantic to New York City. One of his favorite things to do was dress up in a suit and enjoy a 5 star dinner including escargot with his bride of almost 40 years. After retiring to their own personal paradise in Concan, he loved to feed his deer and birds in the yard.
Ron started his career in communications before the age of 20. He started with a company called Southwestern Bell as a line repairman, and that company evolved into AT&T. He continued to work for the same company for almost 40 years, when he retired in 2009. His hard work and dedication influenced all around him. In addition to his professional career, he spent countless years coaching sports. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, neighbor, and coach. He poured his heart and soul into all of those relationships and never expected anything in return.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Mabel Hoffer, his brothers Bill and Roy Hoffer, and Sister Joyce Martin. He is survived by his adoring wife, Nell Hoffer. He is also survived by his older brother Wayne (Mildred) Hoffer. Pop leaves behind his son Kevin (Whitney) Hoffer, son Michael (Sandra) Hoffer, son John (Bethany) Hoffer, daughter Cindy (Steve) Cox, son Jeff Ganem, and son Lawrence Ganem Jr. Pop also leaves behind grandchildren Amber (Alex) Cox, Haley Cox, Nicolas Hoffer, Larissa Hoffer, Sophia Hoffer, Lilly Hoffer, Gabriel Hoffer, Ethan Keeler, Sawyer Hoffer, and Reid Hoffer.
Pop loved all of his kids very much. He was always the first one to offer up help any time it was needed. No matter what it was or what one of the kids needed, Pop was always there. He was the biggest supporter of his kids too. From traveling around the state watching Kevin play sports, to Michael and John and Cindy going to band camps and competitions, to Larry playing in the family band, Jeff drag racing, and years of hunting adventures with Steve. He continued his love and commitment with all of their spouses and grandchildren. He always wanted to help and support his children no matter the circumstances. Pop also spent every moment he could with his grandkids. One of his favorite traditions was putting up his Christmas decorations in the yard with his family. His grandkids adored him and the feeling was mutual. There was no distance too far to spend time with and celebrate his family.
The services for Ron Hoffer will be held at Memory Gardens Funeral Home in Corpus Christi on Saturday, November 28th. A public viewing will take place at 12:30 p.m. and a rosary will follow at 1:30 p.m. The funeral service will take place at 2:00 p.m. The interment will take place at Memory Garden Funeral Home at approximately 3:00 p.m. following the funeral services. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Pop’s name: https://gifts.mdanderson.org
- Nell Hoffer, Spouse
- Wayne Hoffer (Mildred), Brother
- Kevin Hoffer (Whitney), Son
- Michael Hoffer (Sandra), Son
- John Hoffer (Bethany), Son
- Cindy Cox (Steve), Daughter
- Jeff Ganem, Son
- Lawrence Ganem Jr., Son
- Amber Cox (Alex), Grandchild
- Haley Cox, Grandchild
- Nicolas Hoffer, Grandchild
- Larissa Hoffer, Grandchild
- Sophia Hoffer, Grandchild
- Lilly Hoffer, Grandchild
- Gabriel Hoffer, Grandchild
- Ethan Keeler, Grandchild
- Sawyer Hoffer, Grandchild
- Reid Hoffer, Grandchild
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Ronald Edward Hoffer
Nancy Chilek Estes
November 27, 2020
As cousins we met at the annual Donnelly Reunion in Yoakum Texas. We just always clicked and had many great conversations. Ronnie stayed with us a while on our farm near Yoakum during the summer a couple of times. The whole family laughed as he was always "poking fun" and without hesitation he jumped in to help with the farm work; as well as swimming in the Guadalupe river. Ronnie was just always great and thoughtful. I am so grateful that I was invited to the Hoffer reunion near San Antonio a while ago. Connecting after decades was like no time had passed. So happy his life was full of love and family. All my prayers and condolences to ALL his family.
Joan, Michelle, Jon Donnelly
November 24, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Keeping you close in heart and prayer for the loss of Ronnie. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort.
Todd and Robin Robinson
November 24, 2020
Todd and Seth went to Concan with Kevin for deer hunting. They were graciously allowed to stay at the Hoffer’s place. We never got to know Ron, but feel like we did through Kevin and of course through watching them as grandparents through Whitney on Facebook. It is obvious to us that Ron (Pop) was clearly loved and it was clear he poured out his love well, also. We will be praying for Nell and the whole family, as his loss this side of heaven will surely leave a tremendous void.
November 23, 2020
Ron was a loving, funny, and supportive husband and father. Ron was my little league coach a couple of times and I just remember him being a great man and mentor. Ron knew how to have a good time. On behalf of my family, we wish the Hoffer family peace during this trying time.
Carol Sherek Heger
November 23, 2020
Kevin, Nell, and Hoffer family.
The Hoffer family have lost a legend. My Son AJ and Kevin were classmates and friends to this day. I have watched Kevin grow up as years have gone by . My Son AJ was coached in little league by Ron and we have so many good memories. We lived down same street in their high School years. AJ spent many nights with them as well as Kevin did with us.
As far back as I can remember Ron always had a smile on his face and was kind and firm at same time.
Ron you are missed and my heart goes out to the Hoffer family. Rest assured Ron will be in the arms of the Lord in eternal rest. Love Carol
November 20, 2020
I wish I could have known Ron better. I am fortunate, however, to be friends with his youngest son, Kevin, who is an amazingly genuine loving husband, father and friend. Kevin’s life is a testament to Ron’s success as a father. I remember Ron always being there for every football and baseball game when Kevin was growing up. Ron will be missed, but I rejoice with his family in the knowledge that we will see him again in our Father’s kingdom.