O’NEILL — Memorial services for Kelly Hoffart, 44, of O’Neill will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Assembly of God Church in O’Neill with visitation starting at 9 a.m. Inurnment will be at a later date in Wyoming.
Services are under the direction of Biglin’s Mortuary. The Rev. Mike Durre is officiating.
He died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at his residence in O’Neill.
He was born March 20, 1968, in Sacramento, Calif., to Jimmie and Janice (Foster) Hoffart. He graduated from O’Neill High School in 1986. He married Darline Durre March 21, 1987, in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Kelly served his country as a security officer for the Air Force at Francis Warren Air Base in Cheyenne. He married Shelley Fickler Nov. 20, 1998, in O’Neill. He worked for Christinsen Family Farms northeast of Atkinson.
Kelly was a very proud, loving father and husband. Although there was distance between them through most of their lives, his daughters always knew that Kelly was just a phone call away and full of advice. Kelly found it very important that life not be taken too seriously and thus never missed an opportunity for a good joke. He was a strong believer in Christ and would quote the scripture often.
In his younger adult years, Kelly coached pony league in O’Neill. He also enjoyed fishing and had a passion for music and his animals, which he talked about frequently. Kelly was a big fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Huskers and found sports to be very important during his life.
Kelly is survived by his wife, Shelley; two daughters, Mikayla Hoffart and Amber Hoffart of Norfolk; his parents, Jim and Janice Hoffart of Ravenna; one sister, Karri Lammers and husband Rick of Lexington; one brother, Kirby Hoffart and wife Brenda of Columbus; mother-in-law Gerry Fickler of Atwood, Kan.; grandmother Helen Hoffart of Lincoln and also some nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Merle Hoffart and maternal grandparents Floyd and Doris Foster.