Charles "Charlie" Hofmaster, age 63, of Faribault, died on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.

Services will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Steven J. Kuehne, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault, officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.

Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 from 3 to 7 p.m. and also for one hour prior to the services on Wednesday.

Charles, the son of James V. and Betty Jean (Hauge) Hofmaster was born on July 14, 1946 in St. Paul. He graduated from Faribault High School in 1964. He was a plumber all of his working life and was employed in Alaska and in southern Minnesota. He was a member of United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local #6 of Rochester. He loved the outdoors including fishing, hunting and trapping.

He is survived by his mother, Betty Hofmaster of Faribault; one son, Barry Hofmaster of Minneapolis; two grandchildren; three siblings, Laura (and Frank) Krenske of Faribault, Earl (and Barb) Hofmaster of Bloomington and Alan (and Debbie) Hofmaster of Faribault; nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; and one brother, James V. Hofmaster, Jr.; and one sister, Norma Jean in infancy.


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Audrey and Mark Torrey
Tuesday January 12, 2010


We are so sorry for your loss and grieve with you at Charlie's passing. Chas was best man at Jimmy's and my wedding, so I will never forget him. He was always respectful to me even when I chose to move away. Charlie came to visit John David when we were there a couple years ago and it was good to see him again. You know now he is having a reunion with his dad, and Jimmy and getting to meet his infant sister. We will all meet again in time. Always focus on the good times, he loved each of you in his own way. Our Love and Blessings, Audrey and Mark Torrey "The Gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" Romans 6:23