James “Jim” Allan Hoffer, 78 of Argos, died on Dec. 6, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver, where he was rehabbing from back surgery. On July 9, 1941, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, he was born to Aubrey Hoffer and Ann (Chizek) Hoffer. He had lived in Marshall County for 33 years, having come from Schaumberg, Illinois.
On Jan. 2, 1988, he married Cheri Hooker at the Argos United Methodist Church. Cheri and Jim were getting ready to celebrate 31 years together.
Jim was the Vice President and General Manager of Jordan Ford in Mishawaka. He took great pride in the fact that he sold more Fleet Vehicles than any other dealership in the country.
He served his country in the United States Army. Jim was a 32 degree Mason, being a member of the Blue Lodge and Scottish Rite. He served on the Argos Planning Commission and Argos Police Commission. Jim was a member of the Argos American Legion Post #68 having recently served as Post Adjutant. He was a Past President of the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association. Jim was also a member of the Argos United Methodist Church.
Jim graduated from Shaker Heights high school class of 1957 and the University of Miami with a BA-Business in 1963.
Jim is survived by his wife Cheri Hoffer of Argos; a daughter, Elizabeth Hoffer of Argos; a granddaughter, Finleigh Louise; a brother, Michael Hoffer and wife Jeanne of Wheaton, Illinois; a sister-in-Law, Jill Holzberger and husband Jack, of South Dakota; Nieces, Erika Helleloid and Jami Hooker; Nephews, David and Matt Hoffer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerry Hoffer; and In-Laws Richard and Mary Hooker, and Greg Hooker
Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Argos United Methodist Church, 570 N. Michigan St., Argos.
Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at 6 p.m. with Rev. Mary Hyer of the Argos United Methodist Church. Military Honors will be conducted by the United States Army Honor Guard and James Lowell Corey American Legion Post #68, Argos, Indiana. Burial will take place at a later date at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.
Memorial Contributions may be made to James “Jim” A. Hoffer Memorial Fund – 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana 46501.
Earl Grossman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.