Frank ‘Buby’ L. Hofstetter
Frank “Buby” L. Hofstetter, a longtime resident of Waukesha, died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 82.
Buby proudly served in the U.S. Marines and was honorably discharged in February of 1954.
He married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Rindahl, on Aug. 29, 1953. They started their family in Brookfield, moved to Waukesha and built their Harris Highland home.
Buby was a self-taught accordion player and had a local popular polka band called “Buby and His Music Makers” including his wife, her sister, brothers and uncle for 20 years. He inspired and instilled his love and joy of music for his kids, grandkids and all of the many friends that knew him. His music is woven into the fabric of his family and left a legacy that will never die.
Frank “Buby” was a proud member of The Asbestos Workers Local Unions 19 and 127, Milwaukee. He retired in the early 1980s and shared his love of life with his family and many close and lifelong friends at Hofstetter Heaven, the family cottage, in Winneconne. He loved his family, music, the cottage, boating, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, ice fishing and “putzing” in the shed, as well as enjoyed all Packers and Milwaukee Brewers games. He was most happy when surrounded by his wife and family. “WHO HAS MORE FUN THAN PEOPLE?”
Buby will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Shirley; dear children, Julie McIntyre, Doug (Jackie), Don (Jackie), Lori (Steve) Hill, Dale (Kim), David (Jean), Danny (Brenda) and Robbie (Kathy) McIntyre; his grandchildren, Ryan (Sarah), Michael (Anne), Erica (Sean), Fred, Stephen, Matthew (Coley), Nick (Kena), Mitchel (Emily), Lizzy, Charlie (Sarah), Emma, Karianne (Max), Kristy (Stephan), Joey, Kelly (Dave), Wendy (Ryder) and Robbie (Kristin); nine great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He is also sadly missed by his sister, Pat (Leonard) Simoneau; brother, Richard “Dick” (Shirlee) Hofstetter; and dear friend, Mike Custer.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Gordon and Gene Sperb, Jerry and Bobby Hofstetter and Alvin Schram. The visitation for Buby will be held from 10 a.m.
until the 2 p.m. memorial service Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.
The Rev. Dr. Janis Kinens will officiate. Military honors will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the family to be designated to a charity at a later time.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneral-Home.com, or call 542-6609.