Lyle Francis Hoefer, 91, of Williams, died Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Presbyterian Village in Ackley. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Williams with Pastor Fr. Stephen Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery with military honors by the Williams American Legion Post #633. A visitation will be held at the church on Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m and for an hour prior to the funeral mass. A Rosary Service will be held at 6:45 followed by a Scripture Service.
Lyle was born on October 20, 1920 in Williams; the son of Jacob and Mabel (Maubach) Hoefer. He attended school in Williams and graduated in 1939. Lyle was inducted into the Army on April 5, 1946 where he served in Japan as a heavy mortar crewman with the 19th Infantry. Lyle owned and operated the Hoefer Repair Shop in Williams where he was a blacksmith. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, the Lions Club, Blacksmith and Welders Association, served as mayor of Williams and was very active with the July 4th Celebration.
Left to honor Lyle's memory are four brothers, Donald Hoefer of Owsaso, OK, Raymond (Maryellen) Hoefer of Maggie Valley, NC, Daryl (Joyce) Hoefer of Davenport, and Roger (Marilyn) Hoefer of Dunlap, IL; a sister, Kathryn Smith of Pinallas Park, FL; brother-in-law, Albert Faber of Johnston; sister-in-law Jean Hoefer of Clear Lake and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Duane Hoefer; three sisters, Dorothy Faber, Evelyn McMillan and Maxine O'Leary; sister-in-law, Carol Hoefer and two brothers-in-law, Arlie Smith and Johnny McMillan.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Mary's parish in Lyle's memory.