George Davidshofer, 82 of Salem, IA entered into rest on Thursday, August 26, 2021, in Coin, IA following a courageous battle with cancer. He donated his body to the Carver College of Medicine for medical research.
Born March 30, 1939, in Stockton, MN to Carmon and Evelyn (Marmsoler) Davidshofer. George married Susan Bambenek in 1959. The couple later divorced. In 1983, he married Pam M. Ball, with Pam passing away in 2008. In 2010 George married Pam L. Johnston.
George worked for GTE for many years, after retirement he settled in Salem, IA. Since 1997 George was a jack of all trades working for FCOC, coordinating many building projects while also taking care of daily maintenance tasks. He made many friends over a cup of coffee and enjoyed telling stories about his life and family. If there was a country band playing, he was probably on the dance floor two stepping or doing the waltz. During his life George was a baseball and softball player, Golden Gloves boxer, bull rider, stock car racer, pilot, and mentor to many. George trusted God’s plan until the very end.
George is survived by his wife Pam; sons Jeff (Penny Mitchell) Davidshofer of Coin, Iowa and Aaron (Karen) Davidshofer of New Market, Iowa; five grandchildren, Shaun Davidshofer of Coin, Iowa, Brandon Davidshofer of Bellevue, Nebraska, Ashley (Josh) Woods of New Market, Iowa, Haley Davidshofer of Katy, Texas, Levi Davidshofer of Simpsonville, South Carolina and five great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers, Mary Lou Williams of Pryor, Oklahoma, Carmen Fisher of Winona, Minnesota, John (Pat) Davidshofer Columbus, Nebraska, Geraldine “Geri” Cole (David) of Pryor Oklahoma, and Leslie “Butch” Davidshofer of Pickwick, Minnesota. Also left to cherish his memory are stepchildren JR (Judy) Ball of Branson, Missouri, Tina Ball of New London, Iowa, Terri (Jenny) Beatty of Harper, Iowa, and Cheyenne Davidshofer of West Point, Iowa with 16-step grandchildren and 2 step great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews and his FCOC family.
George is preceded in death by his parents, wife Pam, sister Josephine “Pat” Mohan and brother Mark Davidshofer.