Roger Hoffart

roger hoffart
Roger passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021 at his home in Argusville, ND, surrounded by his loving family, and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Roger Hoffart was born on March 14, 1949, the son of Joseph and Frances (Zacher) Hoffart, in Rugby, ND. He attended school in Balta, ND where he graduated High School in 1968. Roger proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1969 until his discharge in 1971. He returned to North Dakota and was united in marriage to Shirley Bischoff in July of 1971. Together they made their home in Fargo for over 30 years. Roger was president of A & R Roofing in Fargo for 34 years. He retired in 2007 and they moved to Argusville in 2009. During retirement he started driving for the City of Fargo as a MAT Bus driver for a few years. Throughout the years, Roger loved spending time at Devils Lake with family and friends – fishing and telling stories around the campfire. Roger and Shirley enjoyed spending Winters in Yuma, AZ for the past 8 years and many trips and cruises in the United States and Abroad – a highlight was in Munich, Germany and riding the Orient Express to Switzerland. Roger was a longtime member of the American Legion and St. Williams Catholic Church. Roger was a dedicated family man – he was a loving husband father and grandfather, and a good provider for all. Roger is survived by his loving wife, Shirley of Argusville; his children – Shane (Tracy Wang) Hoffart of Fargo; Rick Hoffart of Fargo; and Ryan Hoffart of Moorhead, MN; his two grandsons – Hunter Hoffart and Mason Hoffart. Also surviving are his siblings – Richard (Dixie) Hoffart of Sequim, WA; Renae (Ron) Wright of Arkansas; and Rita Person of Thief River Falls, MN; and several nieces and nephews and many other very dear relatives and friends. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Frances Hoffart; and his niece, Sherri Lesmeister. VISITATION: 5-7 PM Thursday, October 7, 2021 at St. Williams Catholic Church in Argusville – and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Friday PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Friday in the church FUNERAL MASS: 11 AM Friday at St. William’s Catholic Church in Argusville BURIAL: Fargo National Cemetery near Harwood, ND Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at www. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the funeral home website for those unable to attend.

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  1. I considered Roger a very close friend of mine. We had some good times together and quite a few laughs. Over the years we did business together and spent time at the lakes together. I miss him dearly up at the lake. I regret not calling him more often, always meaning to. Well Rog, the pains are gone now and give me a sign up there so I know everything is alright! RIP bud!

  2. Shirley and Cousins,

    I am so very saddened to hear about the passing of Uncle Roger. He was the best Godfather I could ever ask for and it just breaks my heart to lose him. I still remember the Dolls he brought back to us when he was overseas, as well as my Sleigh that I ordered for Christmas as a little girl that he sent me money to buy. I have put that on my front porch every Christmas for over 40 years, and will continue the tradition thinking about him. He was there at every life stage of my life as any good Godfather would be. I remember when we went down to Mexico and had a great lunch at the Border and I got to have a Margarita and Salute with our family. I also remember when you came to Sequim and visited the Lavender farms and we went up to the hot springs. I will miss you deeply Uncle Roger and I know I will see you again someday.

  3. I remember having some great times with Roger. He was easy to admire and he loved to have fun! The world is a sadder place with his passing. May he rest in peace

  4. I have so many wonderful memories of Roger, in almost 50 years of hunting and fishing together there are too many to list but his wonderful laugh is one that was always part of everyone. He had one of the kindest hearts of anyone I knew, in all those times I don’t ever remember Roger in any way but Happy.
    He will be missed by many

  5. Roger was a dear friend. I so enjoyed the time spent in Yuma, our evening rides on our scooters were especially fun. Of course Roger had to talk to all the ladies. I will miss him dearly. Love to Shirley and the boys. Cal.

  6. Sad to read about Roger’s Passing. We’ve missed him since his retirement from A&R Roofing, in 2014.
    Roger, Elmer & Randy where good sounding boards, when we/I needed advice on Roofing problems and projects.
    We have missed all 3…………………………………..

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