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Richard "Dick" James Hoffart

December 5, 1936 ~ November 17, 2020 (age 83)

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Richard “Dick” James Hoffart, 83, of Redfield, SD passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen, SD.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Redfield.  Reverend John Short will officiate.  Inurnment, with military honors, will follow at St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery in Redfield.

The Mass will be live-streamed from the church at 10:30 a.m.  Masks and social distancing are recommended if attending.  Hyke Funeral Home of Redfield has been entrusted with arrangements.  (

Richard was born on December 5, 1936, at the family home in Onaka, SD to Valentine and Rose (Goetz) Hoffart.  He attended school in Onaka, Loyalton, and Ipswich, SD.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1954 – 1957 and served in the Korean War.

Richard met and dated his true love, Eileen Tuscherer, early in life.  They were married on October 14, 1958.  In their 62 years of marriage, Richard farmed, was a salesman for John Deere, owned and operated Dick’s Bootery.  He was also employed at the Redfield Development Center before his retirement in 2006.  During his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his grandson and buddy, Garret, helping him with his mowing service.

His favorite things in life were spending time with his family especially the many memorable “Hoffart Family Reunions”.  He enjoyed fishing at the Missouri River, playing cards, golf, pool, dancing, and having coffee with his friends.  He made many Easters special for all his grandchildren by playing the Easter Bunny.  He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, St. Bernard Catholic Church, and the Redfield Senior Center.

Richard will be missed by his wife Eileen of Redfield; children:  Roxanne Bell (Ronnie) of Caddo, OK; Karla Baus (Sean O’Brien) of Pierre, SD; Gene Hoffart (Laurel Viera) of Mankato, MN; and Penny Swanson (Kenny) of Redfield.  He is also survived by his grandchildren: Monica, Chasity, Amber, Brandi, Aaron, Tori, Erica, Aidan, Emily, Abby, Garret; several great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and son-in-law, Brian Baus, Pierre, SD.  His surviving siblings include Virginia Collett, Donna Huber, Carol Androli, and Rosemary Martin.

He is proceeded in death by his parents Valentine and Rose and step-father, Gerald Ryman, grandson Nathon Baus, sister Lamoyle Heilman, and brothers, Larry, Sam and Jerry Ryman.

In lieu of flowers, Richard requested memorials directed to the American Legion, VFW and Redfield Senior Center.


Thank you to the participants in Richard's services:

Clergy - Reverend John Short

Lectors - Aaron Onkka, Abby Gjernes, Tori Baus

Organist - Barb Baus

Cantor and Soloist - Sheri Zens

Bearers - Garret Swanson, Gene Hoffart, Kenny Swanson

Military Honors:

Clay Kiser American Legion Post #92 - Redfield, SD

Paul A. Schleher VFW Post #2755 - Redfield, SD

SDARNG Military Honors - Watertown, SD




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Mass of Christian Burial
November 25, 2020

10:30 AM
Redfield - St. Bernard Catholic Church
213 East 6th Avenue
Redfield, SD 57469

Video is available for this event

Inurnment with Military Honors
November 25, 2020

11:45 AM
Redfield - St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery
Highway 281 North
Redfield, SD 57469

Please note
The funeral Mass will be live-streamed and a link will be added above to view before the service begins.


Clay Kiser American Legion Post #92
PO Box 2, Redfield SD 57469

Paul A. Schleher VFW Post #2755
c/o 38221 174th Street, Redfield SD 57469

Redfield Senior Center
728 S Main Street, Redfield SD 57469
Tel: 1-605-472-0155

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