Leonard Hoffert, 86

LARWILL — Leonard L. Hoffert, 86, of Larwill, died at 1:40 a.m. Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne where he was admitted on Friday, June 10.He was born March 10, 1925 in Kosciusko County to Joseph F. and Elsie M. (Foreman) Hoffert.His formative years were spent in Noble County.He attended Washington Center School in Noble County and completed his education at the Larwill School.On July 28, 1963 he was united in marriage to Eileen C. Gault. They made their home in Larwill for a year before moving to the Hoffert farm northwest of Larwill. Mrs. Hoffert died July 1, 1987.A farmer, he was a member of the Eagle’s Lodge #1906 and formerly Larwill Lions Club.Surviving relatives include a son, John Hoffert of Larwill; and a sister, Louise Cameron of Columbia City.The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City.The burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Larwill.Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.