Long time Brookfield resident, Rob Hofstetter was born to Eternal Life on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the age of 61. Beloved husband of Linda (nee Ostby) Hofstetter for 40 years. Proud and loving father of Justin Hofstetter. Loving brother of Rocky (Sandy) Hofstetter, Dear Brother-in-law of Lyle (the late Margaret “Kay”) Ostby. Also loved by his nephews: Rocky Hofstetter Jr. (Kaitlyn), Eric and Chris Ostby, and Jason (Kamila) Bonnert, four great-nieces and nephews: Paige and Haley Hofstetter and Jakub and Anabella Bonnert. Rob is further survived by his Uncle Dicky (Shirlee) Hofstetter, Auntie Patsy (Leonard) Simoneau, Aunt Joyce Benes, Aunt Marilyn-Condella Mayer, Aunt Patti (Mike) Tank, Uncle Jack (Lyn) Condella and Uncle Paul Condella, as well as numerous cousins and friends.
Rob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Elaine Hofstetter, as well as many other beloved Aunts, Uncles, relatives and friends.
Rob was a loving husband and dedicated father. Family was everything to him and he provided constant strength, support, and encouragement. Rob made it a point to find laughter each day – he had the unique ability to offer tremendous support by bringing smiles and witty jokes to comfort those around him. Rob deeply cared about others and was always willing to offer guidance or lend a helping hand to family and friends in need.
For 40 years, Rob was employed as a Controls Engineer with Dematic Corporation (formerly H.K. Systems/ Harnischfeger Engineers/P&H Harnischfeger). During this time, he received two United States Patents for his work there, an accomplishment that meant a lot to him.
In addition to the love he had for his family and career, he enjoyed the Green Bay Packers, western movies, and listening to music. He especially enjoyed spending time at Lake Poygan. There he enjoyed boating, snowmobiling and visiting with family and friends. Over the years, many trips and memories were created with his family at Walt Disney World in Florida.
In 2014, Rob survived lung cancer and went on to enjoy five and half years of life until he developed pneumonia in March and was unable to recover. In his final days, Rob shared how grateful he was for his wonderful family and the great life he experienced. Rob will continue to be a source of strength for his family as he shared, “think of me when you see the sunshine, I will be shining down on you.”
Rob will be deeply missed by his family and friends, but he is now at peace in his heavenly home.
Private Family Viewing at the Funeral Home on Monday, April 6, 2020, 1:00 PM- 1:30 PM. Private Memorial Service at 1:30 PM. A link will be posted at 1:30 PM so friends and family are able to watch via live stream to offer love and support to the family. A virtual guest book is also available, please sign. A private burial at Highland Memorial Park is to follow.
Until we meet again . . . We love you Rob!