Gerda Hofer

November 15, 1934October 25, 2014
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Gerda (Wurzweiler) Hofer, 79, passed away peacefully at the Hospice Center of Atlanta on Oct. 25, 2014 after a long and difficult fight with Breast Cancer. She was born in Schwabach Germany on November 15, 1934. In 1959, Gerda came to the United States and married the love of her life, Horst W. Hofer, who had emigrated from Schwabach Germany the previous year. Their 56 year marriage was filled with business ventures, friendships and family. Other than her love of cooking, her enjoyment of knitting and enjoying her dogs, Gerda was a very astute businesswoman. She worked for C&S Bank as corporate secretary before being recruited by the German Consulate in Atlanta. In 1973, Gerda and her husband Horst opened Hofer’s Bakery in Sandy Springs followed by Hofer’s Bakery & Café in Helen Ga. in 1991. After retiring in 2000, Gerda remained active at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Gatlinburg TN. and with the Gatlinburg Garden Club. Gerda is survived by her husband Horst, her son Ralph and his wife Suzie, their children Kassidy, Kailee, Allie, Jesse, Brittany and Kyler. (Sautee, Ga.), sister in law Marianne Krull (Roswell, Ga.), Brother in law Walter Hofer and his wife Erna (Schwabach Germany). A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at 3 pm on Saturday November 15th, 2014 at the Roswell Funeral Home 950 Mansell Rd, Roswell Ga. 30076. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Gerda’s name to: Fur Kids Animal Shelter, PO Box 191102 Atlanta, Ga. 31119.

Arrangements under the direction of Roswell Funeral Home, Roswell, GA.



  • Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, November 15, 2014


  • A Reception will follow the Service at Roswell Funeral Home., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Fur Kids Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 191102, Atlanta, GA 31119 in Gerda's Memory and Honor


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Bob and Esta Mae W edeking

December 2, 2014

To our very special friend Horst, our prayers are with you and your family. We had some very special times together. We enjoyed your beautiful home at the Lake.
We remember Gerda showing us a wonderful time when Bob and
I went to Germany. What a wonderful host she was
Gerda took us to Nurnberg on the train. On the way back the
Conductor ask for out tickets and we had bought child tickets.
Lucky we didn't get kicked off, We dearly loved Gerda.
Our love. Bob and ESTA Mae

Sibylle Ziemons

November 20, 2014

Mein herzlichstes Beileid,Herr Hofer ,zum Tode Ihrer Frau,Gerda.Ich war eine gute Kundin Ihrer Backerei in Sandy Springs und habe auch einige Zeit bei Ihnen gearbeited und dabei Ihre Frau kennengelernt.Ich bin eine gute Freundin Von Celia und Ed Hauschild.Ich werde Sie in Erinnerung behalten.
Ihre Sibylle Ziemons
Ihr Brot war das beste. Sibylle Ziemons,Ocala,Florida

Wilfriede und Adam

November 15, 2014

Erinnerungen sind kleine Sterne,
die tröstend in das Dunkel unserer Trauer leuchten.

Lieber Horst,
Kraft, Begleitung und gute Gedanken, die auch über diesen einen Tag hinausreichen und Dir helfen mögen, die nächste nicht einfache Zeit des Begreifens und Loslassens nach dem Abschied von Deiner geliebten Gerda zu erleben und anzunehmen. Wann immer wir etwas für Dich tun können, lasse es uns bitte wissen. Wir sind in Gedanken bei Dir!
Wilfriede & Adam mit Sandra
Schwabach (Germany)

November 10, 2014

Dear Horst,

Jacque and I are very sorry to hear of Gerda's passing. She was an intelligent, gracious and most generous person.

We have been sitting here watching your video and remembering the good times we all had together. The RBA trips, the visit to your home when we had Gerda's fresh caught trout for dinner. Jacque remembers riding a bicycle built for two with her in Florida, the Luau in Hawaii, slot machines in Vegas, laughing together and enjoying their friendship.

Our condolences go out to you and Ralph and we realize the unfillable void and we will keep you in our prayers.

Much Love, Jacque and Jim Balmain

Charlotte Atkins

November 8, 2014

Sending our sympathy to your family. Gerda and my mother and father were good friends. She will be missed by them.
Charlotte Atkins and family and Irene and Fred Taylor

Brian Fox

November 2, 2014

Dear Horst so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear wife Gerda. I had the honour of visiting your home on two separate occasions. And on each occasion Gerda treated me like an honoured guest.
Dawn and I offer you our deepest condolences and wish you strength at this sad time.
Brian and Dawn Fox; Wangaratta, Australia


October 31, 2014

Lieber Onkel Horst, lieber Ralph Christian und Familie,
unser herzliches Beileid. Wir sind in Gedanken bei Euch und werden Tante Gerda in Erinnerung behalten.

Alles Liebe,
Markus, Patricia, Rebecca und Marc

October 30, 2014

Dear Horst and family. Sorry to hear of your loss. Gerda was a kind and wonderful woman and our heart goes out to you all. Gary & Sandy Polletta

Matt and Kathi D'Agostino

October 30, 2014

Beautiful gallery of photos of Gerta and family. Condolences from Kathi and I. We'll always remember visiting your home in Roswell with the RBA board and how wonderful you both were as host and hostess. Gerta was beautiful inside and out and always had a kind word to say. She is at peace with the angels now.

Love to you and your whole family.


October 30, 2014

Lieber Onkel Horst, lieber Ralph! Auch auf diesem Wege - in Gedanken bin ich bei Euch. Ich werde Tante Gerda immer in liebevoller Erinnerung behalten. Sie war eine wundervolle Frau. Alles Liebe Eure Petra


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