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Leonard James Hofaker

November 20, 1953 — December 30, 2022

Leonard J. “Lenny” Hofaker, 69, of Lexington passed away Friday, December 30, 2022, at his home.

Lenny was born November 20, 1953, in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to Leonard and Pearl (Bailey) Hofaker. The family moved to Lexington in 1959 and Lenny attended Morton Elementary School and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1972. After high school he helped his father in his scrap metal business and later attended bible college in Washington, Cincinnati. He also worked in a care home in Montana where he helped handicapped individuals and helped with the local wheat harvest. Lenny later enrolled in online training to become a computer programmer and owned a repair business he called Len’s Drafters. During his free time, Lenny would create many different computer artwork designs and was even featured in a special exhibit for his artwork.

Lenny was a member of the Berean Bible Church in Lexington where he served as the sound man for many years. He enjoyed helping rebuild old tractors, mechanics and doing carpentry. He had a very kind and helpful heart and always offered a helping hand to those in need.

He is survived by his parents; Leonard and Pearl Hofaker of Lexington, two daughters: KatRina (Michael) Burgess-Kraus of Memphis, Missouri and Trina (Dylan) Brown of Denver, Colorado, two brothers; Terry (Gina) Hofaker of Holdrege, Mike Hofaker of Franklin, Ohio, three sisters; Debbie (Don) Richert of Waco, NE., Dianna Saqib of Niagara Falls, Canada and Tammy (Walt) Weinbender of Beaverton, Oregon, grandchildren; Jewley, Hailey, Jud and Justin, great-grandchildren; Holden, Hazlee, and Helana as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and a sister-in-law, Miriam Hofaker.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Berean Bible Church in Lexington with Pastor Jerry Ruzicka, officiating. The service will be live-streamed via the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home Facebook Page.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 13, 2023, from 5-7 p.m at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.

Burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery east of Lexington, Nebraska.

Memorials are kindly suggested to the Gideons.

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Friday, January 13, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home

106 W 8th St, Lexington, NE 68850

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Saturday, January 14, 2023

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