Charles A. Vanderhoof, age 86, of Colby, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Dycora Transitional Health in Abbotsford under the tender care of hospice.
A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate. Interment to follow at West Spencer Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.
Charles was born on March 30, 1931, the son of Ben and Myra (Cole) Vanderhoof in the Town of Sherman. He was united in marriage to the former Ruth Kohnhorst on August 11, 1951 in Dorchester. Charles attended Spencer Schools and was employed at Blum Brothers Box Company before his marriage. After his marriage, he started working for the L.C. Christensen Company of Abbotsford in 1952 as farm manager. Together they farmed in Spencer for 25 years until moving to Colby in 1977 where he continued to manage the farm until health problems caused him to retire.
Charles is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruth of Colby; three sons: Larry and Mark of Colby and Roger (Tammy) of Spencer; seven grandchildren: James (Kelly) Vanderhoof, Jeff (Jane) Vanderhoof, Becky Vanderhoof, Shawna Vanderhoof, Roger Vanderhoof II, Deanna (Carl) Delis and Jason (Amanda) Vanderhoof; 11 great-grandchildren: Jada, Lexi, Noah, Keagan, Danica, Cora, Kobe, Carter, Hayden, Alexis and Trisha; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; nine sisters and two brothers: Byrl (Dorothy) Lawrence, Jack (Grace) Bryda, Harold (Esther) Gautheir, Louis (Mabel) Roggensack, Blanche Lawrence, Valerious (Hazel) Manthe, Milton (Edna) Shimek, Harold (Viola) Walti, Randy (Genevieve) Miller, Archie (Nila) Vanderhoof and Earl (Susan) Vanderhoof.