Darius K. Hofer Jr.

Darius K. Hofer Jr.


Darius K Hofer Jr,. 89, of Chinook Montana, went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 15, 2020 at Northern Montana Hospital in Havre, Montana.

Darius was born on June 30, 1930 in Menno, SD to Darius and Susana Hofer.  Darius married the Love of his life Katie Stahl on June 27, 1954, from this union came nine children Clara, Marie, Kathryn, Susan, Anna, Martha, and Dan, Tuffy and Johnny. Later they moved their family to Harlem where Darius worked for the City of Harlem until retiring on December 31, 1993.  Later worked at the Blaine county fairs grounds in Chinook where he would fix the corrals, help with the Rodeos and the Bear Paw Livestock.  

Darius was a hardworking cowboy who always was there to lend a helping hand. He loved the Cowboy life, never missing a rodeo and always helping his friends and family with their horses. He was a hardworking dad, grandpa that will be missed by all who knew him.

Darius is survived by his beloved wife Katie Hofer, daughter Clara (Josh) of Lethbridge AB, Marie (Henry) of Cayley AB, Kathryn (Kurt) of Loring MT, Susan (Charles) of Goshen Indiana, Anna (Eli) of Cayley, AB, Martha (Otto) of Lewistown MT, and son Dan Hofer of Lewistown MT and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family would like to thank our “adopted” sister Becky for always being there.   

He is preceded in death by his Parents Susana and Darius Hofer Sr., Sons Johnny Hofer, Ben “Tuffy” Hofer, and grandsons Darren Walter and Sheldon Hofer, and son in law Kurt Hofer.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday February 18, 2020 at 10:00am at the Ft. Belknap Christian Fellowship Church (Log Church) on Ft. Belknap Agency.  A public viewing will be held on Monday February 17, 2020 evening from 4-6pm at Wilderness Funeral Homes – Chinook.   

12 Reviews on Darius K. Hofer Jr.

  1. So sorry for your loss will miss seeing him coming down the hallway .

    Debbie munari #207 at the villa

  2. God bless his soul.

    1. Darius was one of a kind and one of the last of the old time cowboys. More importantly, he always had a ready smile and laugh and really cared about people. He also cared about doing a good job and taking good care of things he was responsible for. Even in the off season, I always knew the fairgrounds was in good hands, because just about every day Darius would be sure to “make a U-turn” down to the fairgrounds as he said, just to make sure everything was ok out there. He was always good to the other fair and fairgrounds staff. Everyone loved him. I’m so glad I got the opportunity and blessing to get to know him this side of Heaven and I look forward to seeing him again, as he left no doubt that he loved Jesus and wanted everyone else to also.

  3. I will miss our visits. Most of all I will miss the laughs and your stories. Farewell to my friend.

  4. Hugs and prayers to you all love you

  5. Always enjoyed seeing Darius drive by in his sparkling clean truck. Rest in peace.

  6. Remembering him and Katie from the Villa. My condolences to all.

  7. Remembering him & Katie from the Villa. My condolences to all.

  8. So sorry for your loss

  9. Rest in peace .. our thoughts and prayers going out to Our dear aunt Katie..

  10. Our condolences, love, prayers and thoughts go out to the family of Little Darius. He will be missed. 💞💞💞💞

  11. LOVED him so.much. He stayed at my house in Miles City, during Bucking Horsecdays. He was a beautiful soul.

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