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Maxine Hofer

Maxine Hofer, 93, of Clive, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at Village at Legacy Pointe, Waukee. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Surviving are her children, Barbara Hofer Anderson of Naples, Fla., and Tom (Lisa) Hofer of Grimes: grandchildren, Mike (Eva) Anderson of Urbandale, Jon Anderson of Ankeny, Robyn (Rick) Baldenegro of Naperville, Ill., Leigh (David) Benish of Temple, Texas, Kenny Hofer of Swisher, Aaron (Jordan) Thomas of Silverthorne, Colo., and Jennifer (Rod) Claiser of Urbandale; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenny Hofer; infant children, Jimmy and Bonnie Hofer; parents, Anton and Catherine Netolicky; siblings, William Netolicky, Anton Netolicky, Maxwell Netolicky, Leona Kaplan, Florence Dvorak, Kathryn Rehmel and Alma Helmer.
Maxine and Kenny were married June 6, 1947, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They were married until Kenny’s death in October 1986. She was involved in their businesses, including the Kenny Hofer Music Mart, The Kenny Hofer Orchestra and Hofer’s Danceland Ballroom. She played in the band for a number of years and enjoyed being a tour guide for numerous tours throughout the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and Hawaii.