Robert H. Hoofnagle, 70, Sauk Rapids
November 11, 1946 - September 2, 2017
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, September 8, 2017 at Atonement Lutheran Church in St. Cloud for Robert H. Hoofnage, age 70, of Sauk Rapids, MN. Reverend John Gabrielson will officiate. Friends and family will gather from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 7th at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and also 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at the church on Friday. Sauk Rapids Lions will meet at 6:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Robert Harl Hoofnagle passed away peacefully under the care of his daughter, Cindi, at his home in Sauk Rapids. Bob was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and was adopted by Harl and Lois Hoofnagle of Winnebago, MN Bob’s greatest joys were with his wife of almost 50 years, Judy, his daughter Cindi, her husband Tom, and their children Zoe, Robert, and William. Bob and Judy took great pleasure in their time with their grandchildren – taste-testing homemade cookies, hearing Zoe sing and play jazz standards, watching Robert pitch with the Bloomfield Bombers, or playing board games with William, sometimes letting him win.
After graduating from St. Cloud State University in 1968, Bob spent his career as a social worker and director of the chemical dependency unit at the St. Cloud Correctional Facility. He retired in 2001. Bob and Judy enjoyed travel, fine food, dancing, photography, and Bob’s little red corvette. They volunteered for many years as leaders of the Atonement Youth Group and the Sauk Rapids High School Green and Gold Club. Together they chaperoned many youth activities.
Bob found a second family in the Lions Club International. As a longtime member of the Sauk Rapids Lions Club, serving as a District Govenor in 2006-07, and was passionate about the MN Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center, Kidsight, and Leader Dog.
Bob sustained many close relationships with family and friends. He is survived by daughter, Cindi, her husband, Tom Gilmore of Bloomfield, NJ; grandchildren Zoe, Robert and William. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Judy.
With deep gratitude the family acknowledges the compassionate care and loving support of friends, of the Coborn Cancer Center, and St Croix Hospice staff.