Bernice Lucile (Hofer) Huntrods, 91, of Collins passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines surrounded by her loving family. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Collins Methodist Church in Collins with Reverend Douglas Harding officiating. Visitation will begin 1 hour prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery in Collins will be held at a later date.
She was born January 13, 1929 to Ernest and Rosa (Luthi) Hofer in Melbourne, Iowa. She attended Melboune grade school and graduated from Collins High School in 1946. She married Otis Huntrods in 1947 and had four sons: David, Jim, Dan and Arnold. She farmed with Otis until his death in 2004 in the rural Collins- Baxter-Mingo area.
She is preceded in death by her parents Ernest & Rosa Hofer, her husband Otis, brother Howard (June) Hofer, sister-in-law Janice Hofer, brother-in law Larry Hamre, niece Kathy Hofer, sister-in-law Maxine (Townsend) Wolf, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Those left to cherish her memory are her four sons: David (Cindy) of rural Collins, Jim formerly of Houston, Dan (Connie) of Altoona, Arnie (Cori) of rural Collins, her sister Eileen Hamre of Rochester, her brother Charles Hofer of Baxter, grand-kids Sara Palmer, Kyle (Amber), Erin, Kate & Jenna, great grand-kids Zach & Bailey Palmer, Leo & Aria Huntrods.
The family wishes to express our deepest gratitude to the staff of Prairie Vista Village and Lutheran Hospital for their kindness and professionalism in Bernice's last days.
At her request, In lieu of flowers, Memorials in her name may be given to the Collins United Methodist church or to the Collins Community Building.
Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care in Baxter has been entrusted with the care of Bernice and her family.
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very sorry to her of Bernice's passing. I am sure that she and my mom are catching up on old times now that they are together in heaven. may we be able to join them someday! john carlson
Our prayers and sympathies are extended to the friends and family of Bernice Huntrods.
So very sorry to hear of Bernice's passing. Such a kind and sweet sweet lady she was. Loved by all. Never ever did we see a cross word spoken by her. Such a lovely and beautiful person who lived her life for her Lord and family. She will be missed.
So sorry to her of the loss of such a sweet lady. Prayers to all the family and hugs to my dear classmate Jim.
I so appreciated Bernice for her mission leadership at church, but beyond that I simply enjoyed and appreciated who she was at the very depth of her being. One of my most enjoyable times in Collins was spent with her father, Ernest, on her brother, Howard’s farm. They were each the same beautiful gentle beings. Pastor Penny
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