Darin L. Hofacker

August 7, 1974 ~ December 25, 2019 (age 45)


Darin L. Hofacker, 45, of Van Wert passed away at 10:32 PM on December 25, 2019 at his home after a courageous battle with colon cancer.

He was born on August 07, 1974, in,Van Wert, to Ray Hofacker and the late Nancy (Workinger) Hofacker. On March 24, 2006, he married the love of his life, Aimee Pontius.

A graduate from Van Wert High School, Darin went on to earn an Associates Degree from UNOH. He enjoyed bowling, shooting pool and golfing. Darin was a sports enthusiast and often watched NASCAR, basketball, baseball and cheered on his Cleveland Browns and Purdue Boilermakers.

Darin was a family man who always offered them advice but it was seldom ever taken. He loved listening to and watch his daughter perform in the marching band an would often beat her in Mortal Combat. Mostly, Darin was a role model to his children and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Aimee Hofacker of Van Wert; father, Ray Hofacker of Van Wert; son, Darin (Britney) Hofacker, Jr. of Van Wert; daughters: Jaylan (Tyler Huffman) Hofacker of Wren; Arber Hofacker of Van Wert; granddaughter, Charlotte "Peanut" Hofacker; and two on the way.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, January 3, 2019 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, 722 S. Washington Street, Van Wert, OH with Rev. Terry Martin presiding.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 PM on Thursday, January 2, 2019 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Darin`s memory may be sent to the family for final expenses.

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Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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January 2, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

Funeral Service
January 3, 2020

10:30 AM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891


To The Family

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