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Grover Lee Hofstetter

March 10, 1924 - November 2, 2019

Grover Lee HofstetterGrover Lee Hofstetter, born March 10, 1924 in Salem, Oregon, died November 2, 2019 at his home in Salem.  Serenity Hospice cared for Grover the last month of his life. He died in the presence of his family.
Grover is preceded in death by Sylvia Hofstetter, his wife & love of his life passed on January 19, 2007 and his great great grandson, Tommy Crom, who passed on Jan 19, 1996.

He is survived by Alvin (Butch Gardner), Anita (Gardner) Paul, Susan (Gardner) Crom, Jason (Vaughn) Gardner, Sean (Edward) Paul, Brek (Daniel) Paul, Tamara (Louise) Crom-Ammons, Robin (Lynn) Crom, Brandie (Lee) Crom-Stallsworth, seven great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, sister Beverley Rogers, nephew Kirk Hofstetter, and niece Mary Jo Hofstetter.

Grover was a member of the Curly’s Dairy family where he worked his entire life alongside his Father (Curly) and his two brothers Gordon and Rodney Hofstetter. People may remember Grover from his days overseeing “Curlyland” on summer weekends, often engineering the locomotive, taking kids around the dairy’s acreage.
Visitation will be Friday, November 8, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service (605 Commercial St. SE) in Salem.  A memorial service will be 11:00am Saturday, November 9, 2019, also at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.


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I wanted to express my sincere condolences to Grover's family.  Grover and Sylvia were both dear friends of my parents, Bob and Jean Lavey.  Grover was just a sweatheart to attend my Mother's funeral in 2008.  He seeked me out to offer his support.  I was so grateful for his presence that day.  I would like to think that Grover and Sylvia are with my Mom and Dad enjoying a good game of cards and doing their best to make each other laugh.  Thinking of you all, Cyndee Lu Southwick