Darlene  Hoefs

Darlene R. Hoefs

1938 - 2017

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Obituary of Darlene Hoefs

Darlene R. Hoefs

April 28, 1938 – July 25, 2017

Darlene R. Hoefs, age 79, passed away on July 25, 2017 at Wisconsin Veteran’s Home in King, WI.  She was born on April 28, 1938 in Spencer, WI to the late Edelhardt and Ruth (Schwantes) Schade.

Darlene attended school in Spencer, WI.  After school, she worked various jobs including waitressing and cooking, where she used her love of cooking to eventually open her own restaurant, The Spencer Café and Bar.

She married Donald Charles Hoefs on May 14, 1960.  He proceeded her in death on Feb. 23, 2017.

She is survived by her children: Mark Hoefs, Madison, WI, Dawn (Tracy) Hoeye, Marshfield, WI, Lorie (Antoine) Saad, Phoenix, AZ, Linda Viets, Thorp, WI, Jane Kappel, Marshfield, and Brian Hoefs of Spencer, WI.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, two brothers, numerous nieces and nephews and an Aunt.

She is preceded in death by a son Dean Hoefs, a grand-daughter, Kelsey Viets her parents and 2 siblings.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up at the Veteran’s Home in King.  Donations will go to the Ainsworth Hall where Darlene lived for the past 3 ½ years, to help support their Alzheimer’s Unit.

Donations can be sent to:  For Darlene Hoefs


                                                N2665 Co. Rd QQ

                                                King, WI 54946

The family will hold a private committal service at a later date.

Her arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home – Spencer, WI 

A private committal will be held at a later date.