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Max Hoffer

Feb. 8, 1923 – Feb, 3, 2022

Max Hoffer, 98, of Noblesville, passed away on Thu., Feb. 3, 2022 at Green House Senior Living in Carmel.

He was born on February 8, 1923 to Idyl and Faye (Leiter) Hoffer in Claypool, Indiana.

Mr. Hoffer proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII, spending 2 years in the US and 1 year in the South Pacific and Japan, earning 3 Bronze Stars.

He married Wilma Troxel on July 3, 1942. Mr. Hoffer worked for 34 years for Kimble Glass Co. in Warsaw, retiring in 1980 as a production manager. The Hoffers lived in Palestine, Ind., for 38 years before moving to Lake Placid, Fla., in 1988. They moved to Noblesville in 2005 to be near family.

Mr. Hoffer was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 49 of Warsaw and a member of Refuge Christian Church of Noblesville. He enjoyed reading, hunting, gardening, and yard work. An avid fisherman, his biggest catches were a 13 pound bass and a 9 pound 10 ounce walleye.

Survivors include his daughters, Jan (Stan) Sutton and Kris (Kim) Akers; grandchildren Angela Sutton, Greg (Heather) Sutton and Kevin Akers; and his great-grandchildren, Makenzie Sutton, Makayla Sutton, twins Emma & Aiden Sutton, Caleb Akers, Bradley Akers, Laila Grace Akers and Beckett Akers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Hoffer; sister, Jean Kolar; brother, Rex Hoffer; and step-father, Joe Stickler.

Visitation is scheduled to be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with services at 6 p.m., on Thu., Feb. 10, 2022 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road in Noblesville. Rev. Stanley R. Sutton will officiate. Burial with military rites will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw will be scheduled for a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Refuge Christian Church, 11772 E 196th Street, Noblesville, Ind. 46060. Condolences can be made online at www.randallroberts.com