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Ruth Hofstatter

Ruth A. Hofstatter, age 94, of Moville, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at The Heritage of Northern Hills of Sioux City.

Funeral services are pending at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Moville. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services will be held at a later date.  Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Moville is in charge of the arrangements.  Online condolences can be made at

Ruth A. Hofstatter was born September 25, 1926 to Oval and Ethel Vaughn in Colorado.  She was united in marriage to Rudolph Hofstatter on August 25, 1947.

The couple started their married life in Council Bluffs, then moved to Moville and ran Motel 20 from 1959-1976.

They then moved to Kingsley to an acreage and started her retirement at age 47.  They raised their own vegetables and meat, working very hard but also sharing with many.

They moved to Sioux City for several years, then returned to Moville.  In 2019 they moved back to Sioux City to Heritage Northern Hills to their final home.  They loved their family and home at Heritage Northern Hills.

Ruth loved her time with family and friends and enjoyed time spent in Florida.  She was a great cook, mother, grandmother and wife.  In her younger years she liked bowling.  She was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and felt that her fellow members were like family.

She is survived by her children: Joyce Sandvold, Susan Kollbaum, Jim (Linda) Hofstatter and Mike (Pat) Hofstatter; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy; her parents, Oval and Ethel Vaughn; her parents-in-law, Alois and Apalonia Hofstatter; two grandsons; sisters and brothers Lucille, Irene and Rolley; brothers-in-law Joe, Louis and Carl; sons-in-law, Gary Kollbaum and Roger Sandvold.

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