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Born: February 7, 1922

Death: February 14, 2011

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Saint Joseph Catholic Church or National Kidney Foundation

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Pinnington-McComb Funeral & Cremation Services
Auburn, IN

Harris H. Hoeffel Sr.

    February 7, 1922  -  February 14, 2011
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Harris H. Hoeffel Sr., 89 of Garrett, died Monday February 14, 2011 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett. Born February 7, 1922 in Garrett, he was the son of the late Ignatius “Nate” and Emma Hoeffel. Mr. Hoeffel was a graduate of Saint Joseph Catholic School in Garrett and Wittenberg College. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Air Corp in WWII and was a member of American Legion Post 178 in Garrett. He was the former owner of Hoeffel’s Meats in Garrett, retiring in 1988. He was a volunteer fire fighter for the City of Garrett for 32 years, head of the Civil Defense and former Mayor of Garrett from 1976-1980. He was a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Garrett where he served as a deacon for the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Naomi Ann Hoeffel; sons, Matt Hoeffel of Auburn, Nate Hoeffel of Fort Wayne, Chris Hoeffel of Garrett; daughters, Cande Bishop, Holly Custer and Deb Saylor all of Garrett; 14 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a sister, Josephine Paul of Sarasota, FL. He was preceded in death by a son, Harris H. “Punk” Hoeffel Jr.; daughter, Mary Hoeffel both in 2009 and a sister, Elvis “Tootie” Binz. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10:30 a.m. with visitation 45 minutes prior at Saint Joseph Catholic Church 300 Houston Street Garrett. Visitation Wednesday 2-5 & 6-8 p.m. with recital of the rosary at 4:30 p.m. at Pinnington-McComb Funeral & Cremation Services 502 N. Main Street Auburn. Father Andrew Nazareth officiating. Burial in Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett. Memorials to Saint Joseph Catholic Church or National Kidney Foundation. To sign the online guest book, visit