Luther Lee Hoefert | Obituary

Auburn Real Estate

Legend and all-around

wonderful husband, father,

Bonka (to his grandkids),

and man, Luther Lee

Hoefert, 75, passed away on

July 20, 2020 in Mesa, AZ

after a courageous battle with


Lou enjoyed regaling us

with stories of growing up

around family and friends

in Sioux Falls, SD as well his time in the

Army in Germany in the early 60’s. He

married the love of his life, Kathleen Ann

Black, on September 4,1965 and they made

their way to Auburn, WA to start a family.

He took numerous paths in his professional

life – from running a bowling alley and

“bucking rivets” at Boeing to earning an

Associates Degree in Physical Education

and managing a stuffed animal factory

in downtown Seattle. Lou loved Auburn

whether he was working at Emerald Downs

or selling houses.

While he spent many years in real

estate – from Pacific Homes to South

Valley Realty to John L.

Scott – his true passion was

family: John, Tina, Jennifer,

Rif, Heather, Paul, Hanna,

Jacob, Lucas, Jack, Max, and

Lola. Whether working with

adults with special needs in

the early 70’s, volunteering

at Holy Family Catholic

Church, coaching soccer, or

opening his home and heart

to anyone in need, Lou truly

believed in giving back.

While we are deeply saddened and

“Louie” will be sorely missed, we take

comfort in our faith and can’t even begin

to imagine the awesome reunion between

our mom and dad. We also know that in

this incredibly painful and challenging

time for our world, it simply isn’t possible

to gather and grieve together, and truly do

him justice. Please save those wonderful

thoughts and great stories for another

time; in the meantime, please use this as

a bookmark to remember him and find a

way to “give something back” to someone

in your community. Check ya later!

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