Galen E. & Leslie M. Hoffart
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Galen Eugene, age 67, and Leslie Marie Hoffart, age 65, of Coleridge, Nebraska died on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa as the result of injuries sustained in a pedestrian/auto accident in Norfolk, Nebraska on Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 am on Friday, December, 1, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Rev. David Liewer officiating. Burial will be in the Coleridge City Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at the church. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am on Friday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Galen and Leslie's grandchildren: Jaime Gray, Nate Gray, Jaren Hoffart, Kori Ann Hoffart, Alyssa Hoffart, Aspen Hansen, Reagan Hansen, Dawson Graham, Kenzie Graham, Kylar Graham, and Drew Graham as well as John Hoffart, Kent Hoffart, Mike Hoffart, Kirk Olsen, Steve Steffen, Larry Kusel, and Lee Hoffart.

Galen was born on March 21, 1950 in Laurel, Nebraska to Harold Henry and Marcella Mary Frances (Bruening) Hoffart. He grew up on a farm near Coleridge and graduated from Coleridge High School in 1968. He attended Northeast Technical College in Norfolk, NE for one year. Leslie was born on August 27, 1952 in Omaha, Nebraska to Leonard Mark and Roberta May (Kindred) Clary. She grew up in Omaha and moved to Coleridge in 1967. She graduated from Coleridge High School in 1970.

Galen and Leslie were married on June 20, 1970 in Coleridge where Galen worked for the elevator before opening Hoffart Motors in Coleridge. When the business was destroyed by fire in 1994, Galen began working at Great Dane Trailers in Wayne until he retired on December 1, 2016. Leslie received her LPN degree from Northeast Community College in Norfolk in 2000. She worked as a nurse for Dr. Gilberto Collazo at the Wausa and Coleridge clinics, and recently became the Rural Health Coordinator for the Osmond General Hospital, Wausa Medical Clinic and Randolph Family Practice.

Galen was a former member of the Coleridge Community Club and the Coleridge Volunteer Fire Department, Park View Haven Board of Directors and the Village of Coleridge Trustees.

Together they loved to travel and attend their grandchildren's events. Galen enjoyed cooking and grilling, woodworking and following baseball and Husker football. Leslie loved being a nurse and taking care of people. She also enjoyed reading and visiting different wineries.

They are survived by four children: Angela and Scott Gray of Norfolk; Tim and Jennifer Hoffart of Kearney; Amy and Chris Hansen of Coleridge; April and Chris Graham of Gothenburg; and eleven grandchildren. Galen's siblings are Ruth and Hank Kusel of Riverton, WY; Jerry and Jean Hoffart of Hartington; Randy Hoffart and his wife Rebecca Sutherland of Hartington; and a sister-in-law, Joann Hoffart of Coleridge. Leslie is also survived by one sister, Kathleen Reynolds of Omaha and a sister-in-law, Sharon Clary of Oneonta, Alabama.

Galen was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Larry Hoffart and an infant brother, John Francis Hoffart. Preceding Leslie in death were her parents; her stepmother, Darlene Clary; and two brothers, Edward and Michael Clary.

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My prayers and sympathies to the Hoffart family. Galen and Leslie will be missed by all who knew them. A terrible and sad loss.

Robyn Cafasso

Words cannot express our feelings of sympathy for all of your family. We are praying that God will grant you peace and comfort.

Daryle & Linda Milbrath

We wish Galen & Leslie's family peace and comfort in this time of tragedy and loss. Know that we are thinking of you and praying for you.

Dwight Hansen

We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Galen and Leslie. I (Bob) was Galen's HS football coach back in the 60's. I remember him as a talented, very nice young man. May God Comfort and Bless all of you as you celebrate their lives.

Bob and Marti Ritter

I went to Norris grade school with Galen. His family lived close by and we walked to school together. My sympathy goes out to the family. May the light of God surround you during this time.

Janice Anderson

With utmost sympathy and Sadness we are expressing our condolences to Hoffarts Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Our Sympathy to the Hoffart family. May God give you peace in this tragic time.

There are no words to convey how very sorry we are in the loss of Galen and Leslie. Our hearts are with you all.

Janelle & Denny Stone

I got acquainted with Ruth and Hank years ago, and this morning my daughter alerted me to the passing of this couple who are related. My sincere sympathies are extended not only to Ruth and Hank but to their family members. In this time of sorrow and anguish, may God's grace give you peace and understanding.

Norma Butler

We are so sorry about the loss of Galen and Leslie. I went to high school with both of them and am very saddened by their passing. Our prayers are for peace and comfort at this time and in the days ahead. God bless you all!

Jolene and Floyd Herriage

No words can express the sadness. My sincere sympathy.

Janet (Thomas) Clure

There are no words to convey how very sorry we are in the loss of Galen and Leslie. Our hearts are with you all.

Janelle & Denny Stone



Gaylen and Leslie came to my home in May to visit my husband Dennis Flege who passed away in August. My deepest sympathy goes out to all if you. They were definitely very special people and you will all be in my prayers.

Debra Flege.

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