Remembering Gregory Hoffarth


Gregory Francis Hoffarth, building services technician-lead, facilities, died May 19, at Grand Forks. He was 52.

Hoffarth, the son of Romeo Francis and Mabel Frances (Fischer) Hoffarth, was born Dec. 8, 1955 at Langdon, N.D. He spent his first few years of school in Maida, N.D., and then transferred to Langdon where he graduated from high school. He attended Lake Region State College where he received a carpentry degree.

He married Linda Myren Nov. 8, 1980 at Fairdale, N.D. They made their home in Langdon and became the parents of a daughter, Lisa. Hoffarth helped take care of the family farm following his father's death. In October 1983 they moved to Grand Forks where he worked at Hyslop Sports Center, until the last couple years when he worked at the UND Wellness Center. He received a Meritorious Service Award in 1999.

He is survived by his daughter Lisa (Henry) Moen of Fargo, N.D. and recent grandson Alexander Moen of Fargo; brothers, Thomas (Margie) Hoffarth of Devils Lake, N.D., James (Carol) Hoffarth of Langdon, N.D., sister Barbara of Devils Lake, N.D., and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hoffarth was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and nephew Russell Hoffarth.

Visitation will take place beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 22, with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon, N.D. Services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, May 23, at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church of Langdon, N.D.