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Jack Hofstad

July 17, 1958 — November 20, 2022


Jack Hofstad, 64, went to Paradise on November 20, 2022.

A celebration of life will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 10, 2022, at Inspire Family Fellowship, 523 N 21st St, Bismarck.

There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.

A light luncheon will be served, compliments of Jack to wish him well on his new heavenly journey.

Jack Craig Hofstad was born on July 17, 1958, to Chester and Alta (Mead) Hofstad. He was raised in Ryder, ND, where he attended grade school and graduated from North Shore High School in 1976.

He moved to Bismarck in 1976 where he worked for Commercial Home Builders, Victor Leeby, Missouri River Contracting, Kulish Construction and ultimately found his roots with Sattler Construction for 33 years.

He married Jan McQuire on June 7, 2002, in Mandan. They shared their life for 16 years until deciding to end their marriage and become the best of friends.

In 2020, Jack was diagnosed with throat cancer. He had surgery and radiation treatment . In April of 2022 he received news that the cancer had spread to his lungs. He chose to not receive any further treatment.

He enjoyed duck and goose hunting with his friends from Mandan and Jamestown and they even named a slough after him near Jamestown. He enjoyed his yearly deer hunting excursions with his friends from Shields and New Salem.

Jack had fishing challenges with his brothers and friends which included more beer drinking than fishing and getting upset if the fish interrupted the drinking. He enjoyed nightly bingo at O'Brien’s with his friends.

Jack leaves behind his sisters, Kaye (Ted) Upgren and three nephews, Randy (Pam), Bob (Shaunna), and Michael (Melissa); three great-nephews, Josh, Jordan and Ethan; and three great-nieces, Bailey, Tayva, and Siri; and one great-great-nephew, Lucas; all from Bismarck; Kim Hofstad; two nieces, Tammy Thomas (James Thompson) and Tanya Thomas (Greg Jablonski); two nephews, Scott and Jason Thomas; four great-nephews, Kade and Kruz Jablonski, and Logan and Gavin Thomas; great-niece, Keely Jablonski, all of Mandan, ND; brothers, Jeff (Joy) Hofstad, Bismarck, ND; nephews, Michael (Olivia), Mpls, MN, David, Denver, CO, and Jerry (Jen) Hofstad, Casper, WY;  nieces, Kylie (Matthew) Evanoff, Minot, ND, and Laura Hofstad, Casper, WY; nephews, Justin, New York, NY, Tyler and Jordon Casper, WY, and Jared Dallas, TX; great-nieces, Addy and Aurora, Minot, ND; niece, Jessie Hofstad (Alfred's daughter) and her son, Ryder, great-nephew, Mandan, ND.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Chet and Alta Hofstad; and brother, Alfred.

Memorials may be made to the Central Dakota Humane Society, 2104 37th St. Mandan N.D., 58554.

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