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Hilary Herman Hoof, 86, of NYA

Hillary Hoof
Hilary Herman Hoof, 86, of Norwood Young America, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
 
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at Friedens United Church of Christ (County Line) in rural Norwood Young America. The Rev. Joseph Clay officiated. Sandy Kroells was the organist. Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Amazing Grace.”
 
Casket bearers were Cassandra Fabel, James Fabel, Ashley Fabel, Joel Herrmann, Tim Ostlie and Davidson Hoof.
Interment was in the Ferguson Cemetery, rural Norwood Young America.
 
Hilary Herman Hoof was born Nov. 29, 1928, in Young America Township, Carver County. He was the son of Herman and Hulda (Hoernemann) Hoof. He was baptized as an infant on Dec. 30, 1928, and confirmed in his faith as a youth on March 29, 1942, by the Rev. George Nussbaum, both at Friedens United Church of Christ (County Line) in rural Norwood Young America. He attended District 57 School until eighth grade.
 
On June 16, 1949, he was united in marriage to Gloria A. Smith at St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church in Hamburg. Their marriage was blessed with one son, Dale. On Aug. 25, 1951, Gloria Hoof died as the result of a car accident. They shared two years of marriage. On June 7, 1956, Mr. Hoof was united in marriage to Priscilla Jane Spangenberg by the Rev. P. Schild at Friedens Untied Church of Christ (County Line) in rural Norwood Young America. The couple made their home in Norwood Young America. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Scott, Lori and Kevin. They shared over 59 years of marriage.
 
Mr. Hoof held various jobs over his lifetime, including farming with family, working at the family-owned store, Gambles, driving his own milk truck and picking up milk for Oak Grove and, after retiring from driving a milk truck, he drove truck for Gemstone Concrete Company.
 
Mr. Hoof was a lifetime member of Friedens United Church of Christ (County Line) in rural Norwood Young America, being involved in the church choir and serving as a church trustee. He also was a member of the Harmonaires Choir and a groundskeeper at Ferguson Cemetery.
 
He enjoyed bowling and singing. He was considered a handyman and could fix anything. He cherished the time spent with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.
 
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla Hoof of Norwood Young America; children, Dale (LaVonne) Hoof of Young America, Scott (Molly) Hoof of Watertown, Lori (Craig) Fabel of Plato and Kevin (Connie) Hoof of Norwood; grandchildren, Cassandra Fabel, James Fabel, Ashley Fabel, Davidson Hoof and Katie (Tyler) Bakk; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Dane, Deondra, Emmalee, Abbey and Luke; sister, Dorothy (Delmer) Herrmann of Glencoe; sisters-in-law, Joyce (Lee) Ostlie of Carver and Carol Smith of Norwood; nephews, nieces, other relatives and many friends.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Hulda Hoof; first wife, Gloria Hoof; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Frieda Spangenberg.
 
Arrangements were with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Norwood Young America. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.