Dale W. Hofmeister, 89, of rural Prophetstown, died Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals, in Iowa City. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at Loraine United Methodist Church, in rural Prophetstown. The Rev. Keith Bradley will officiate. The family invites friends and loved ones to join them for a time of visitation and luncheon in the church hall immediately following the memorial service. Private graveside services are being held at Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo, prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Loraine United Methodist Church. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dale W. Hofmeister, 89, of rural Prophetstown, died Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals, in Iowa City. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at Loraine United Methodist Church, in rural Prophetstown. The Rev. Keith Bradley will officiate. The family invites friends and loved ones to join them for a time of visitation and luncheon in the church hall immediately following the memorial service. Private graveside services are being held at Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo, prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Loraine United Methodist Church. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dale was born Aug. 22, 1928, to Rollin and Florence (Jacobs) Hofmeister on the Hofmeister farm in Loraine Township. That farm became an Illinois Centennial Farm in 1902. Dale graduated from Geneseo High School in 1946 and joined his father in the operation of the family farm. On July 1, 1951, Dale and Jone E. Ole, of rural Cambridge, were united in marriage at Grace E.U.B. Church, in Geneseo. After getting married, the couple lived in Springhill until returning to his passion, the Hofmeister family farm, in 1962. In 1974, Dale began working for Hulting Hybrids, in Geneseo, and also raised seed corn for several years. He retired from AgriPro in 1991, and in 1995 Dale retired from farming. Dale was a member of the Henry County Farm Bureau and the Loraine United Methodist Church, in rural Prophetstown. He enjoyed collecting and restoring antique tractors and keeping his entire farm manicured with his mowing. Dale truly loved his family and was dedicated to helping them whenever they needed it.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Joan; son, Daryl (Christy) Hofmeister, of Hillsdale; daughter, Karen (Jeff) Kincaid, of Prophetstown; daughter-in-law, Tura Kaye Meyer, of Florida; seven grandchildren: Meegan (Dennis Michael) Henderson, Shannon Hofmeister, Rebecca Hofmeister, Eli (Jennifer) Kincaid, Maria (Ryan) Sager, Johnna (Austin) Chesney and Peter Kincaid; and step-grandchildren, Kyle Piester and David (Luisa) “Tres” DuBois. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rollin and Florence; son, Dennis M. Hofmeister; twin brother, Glen Hofmeister; and sister, Marjorie Brodie.