Albert (Al) George Hofbauer

Albert (Al) G. Hofbauer, 85, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on September 3, 2013 after a long illness.

Al was born April 24, 1928 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was raised in Detroit, Michigan. After high school, he enlisted in the Army and served in WW II.  Later he joined the reserves and served a year in Korea.  Al worked for the city of Detroit as a police officer for 12 years and later for Allstate Insurance for 31 years.  In 1972, he was transferred to Kansas City.

Al was a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion.  He loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. His greatest joy was his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who always put a smile on his face.  He will always be remembered for his many years of volunteering at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

Al leaves his wife of 60 years, Elinor and four children, Tom, Kathy, Jim and Brian, eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Interment will be a private service at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.


  1. Suzy (Hill) Carter on September 15, 2013 at 11:58 am

    I read in the paper about your dad. I’d like to offer my condolences to you and your family.
    Our K-State days were years and years ago but I do have you to thank for the introduction to Kent and subsequently our marriage.

  2. Bob in Grandview, Missouri on September 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    I am grateful for the life of Mr. Hofbauer. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

  3. Don Patterson on September 8, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Jim, So sorry to hear about your dad passing. An WWII & Korea army vet, Detroit cop, and raised a great family……part of the greatest generation…..quite a stud!…..I still remember you talking about him doing his 100 push ups every day…..take care and God bless you and your family during this time!

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