SAYING GOODBYE: Funeral For Metro Pastor

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Funeral services were held Monday for a metro pastor.

His congregation pulled together for him in his final month.

In May, we brought you the story of Father Bob Hoefler of Saint Francis of Assisi in West Des Moines. The cancer he thought he beat, returned last December, but this time it spread.

Treatment wasn’t working, so his church family raised money to send him to Hawaii, one of two states he had never visited.

The plan was to send him in mid-June, but the nausea was too much for him and Hoefler couldn’t make the trip. He passed away August 7th.

Hoefler will be buried in his hometown of Granville.