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Dean Howard Hofmeister

April 25, 1945 — July 17, 2023

Poteet, TX

Dean Howard Hofmeister, 78, of Poteet, TX., passed away Monday, July 17, 2023. He was born in Gilmer, TX on April 25, 1945 and was the son of the late Henry Hofmeister, and the late Grace May (Murray) Shaw. Dean was a US Navy Veteran, and was a big-rig truck driver for 30+ years, as well as a driving trainer for 6 years. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, hunting, fishing, and going to the gun range for shooting practice. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Josephine Ruiz-Hofmeister of Poteet, TX; daughters, Nanette Lynne (Charles) Nehila of Donora, Amy Beth Hofmeister of Donora, and Lisa Marie Hofmeister of Greenville; step-daughter, Domitila Ruiz of Jourdanton, TX; sister, Shelly Jean Casilleja, and Sarah "Betty" Dushac; multiple grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Dean is preceded in death by his uncle, Walter Householder; aunt, Elizabeth "Betty" Householder; son, Walter Moore Hofmeister; previous wives, Beatrice David, and Patricia Hofmeister; brother, Dale Hofmeister; and sisters, Shaila Hofmeister, Pat Craighead, and Theodosia Milas. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences can be made at

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