Howard Lawrence Hofschulte, of Mazeppa, MN, passed away on October 20, 2023 at the age of 82 at the Pine Haven Nursing Home in Pine Island, MN.
Howard is survived by his wife Judy (Kramer) Hofschulte of Mazeppa. His daughter, Jodie (Hofschulte) Kersting (Jason Baalson) of Kenyon, MN, and his two sons, Donnie (Bev) Hofschulte and Brian (Tara) Hofschulte both of Mazeppa, MN. His sister, Irene (Walt) Schultz of Rochester, MN, his brother, Leonard (Gloria) Hofschulte of Lake City, MN. Grandchildren, Kasey and Hannah Kersting, Ethan (Shelby), Madelyn, and Evan Hofschulte, Taylor and Cadence Hofschulte. Honorary Grandchild Andy Baalson. He is preceded in death by, parents George and Leona Hofschulte, siblings Francis Hofschulte, Doreen Pahl, Donald Hofschulte, Marcella Burt, and Rita Zimmermann.
Howard was born in Red Wing, MN on October 16, 1941. On October 12, 1968, he married Judy and they recently celebrated 55 years; together they made a home in Mazeppa. He spent all of his working years as a Farmer; raising both dairy and beef cattle.
Howard was a fun, caring and proud father. He had a way with words; had many mischievous and humorous sayings to share over the years! He enjoyed farming; Spring planting and Fall harvesting were his favorite times of the year. Howard was, as he would say, a "Jack of all trades, but master of none"- he enjoyed helping others any way he could. Card playing, shaking dice, fishing, throwing ball with the farm dog, Dots, woodworking, grocery shopping and trips to the Dairy Queen were a few of his favorite past-times. Grandpa Howard delighted in playfully teasing his Grandchildren- donuts, cheese balls, 'knuckles' and hugs were shared readily with each of the Kiddos. Howard most certainly enjoyed 'shooting the breeze' with family and friends over a cup of coffee, or even better an ice cold one- it was always 'beer-thirty' on the patio!
Howard will be deeply missed.
A Funeral Mass was scheduled for 11:00 am on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mazeppa, MN. There was a visitation at 9:30 am before Mass; all were welcome to visit with the Family. There was a private Family burial at the Mazeppa Catholic Cemetery following Mass as well. The Family invited all who attended to a luncheon in the Church Hall following Mass.
Flowers and condolences may be offered at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mazeppa, MN 55956 or Mahn Family Funeral Home's website: www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com