Birney W. Hofer, age 82 of Miles City, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Friendship Villa in Miles City.
Birney was born on April 16, 1936 in Jordan, MT to Emil and Mary (Bollinger) Hofer. He graduated from Custer County High School in Miles City. Birney married Elizabeth Schneidt on September 19, 1957. Shortly after high school he started working for Bud Hatcher at Union 76 gas station. Birney was with the Miles City Star for 30 years, working on the press and helping with ad placements. He finished his working career at the Pine Hills until they found there dream home on Valley Drive in 1990. Birney loved the outdoors including hunting, fishing and motorcycles. He loved taking care of the farm and also raising cows. Birney loved his “baby” calves and would persistently check on them on a regular basis.
Birney is survived by his son Delbert (Julie) Hofer of Miles City; daughter Debra Rentschler of Miles City, his brothers Barney Hofer and Donnie Hofer; a sister Esther Harbaugh, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Elizabeth and a son in law.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com. Family and friends will gather out at the Hofer residence on Saturday, March 30, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.