Josie Grace Karhoffer (nee Moger)

Josie Grace Karhoffer (nee Moger)

Dec 12, 2017
KARHOFFER (Moger), Josie Grace


Mrs. Josie Grace Karhoffer passed away on December 12, 2017 at the Rocky Mountain House Health Care Centre at the age of 91 years.

She was born in Condor, Alberta on April 8, 1926 to Jensine and Gustav Moger.

She is predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Frank and four brothers: Melvin (died in infancy), Melvin, Arnold and Harold.

She is survived by two daughters, Tina (Kevin) Shippelt and Wendy Karhoffer as well as several nieces and nephews.

Josie worked as a camp cook with the Department of Highways for four summers, but then found her calling caring for others at the hospitals in Rocky Mountain House, Eckville and Red Deer.

Later in life she went on to complete her education at the Red Deer College Preparatory Program and Reeves Business College, earning a diploma in General Office Training.

Josie had a great love of animals, especially her ‘grandcats’ at the farm and Tessa the therapy dog at Westview Lodge, where she lived for over seven years. She enjoyed bowling, puzzles, shuffleboard and participating in Lodge outings and entertainment.

She will be remembered for her warm smile and helping hand whenever there was a need.

A memorial service for Mrs. Josie Karhoffer will be held at the Chapel of the Rocky Funeral Home 4804 – 48 Street, Rocky Mountain House, on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:30 AM. Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House.

Memorial donations in Josie’s name may be made to the Central Alberta Humane Society, 4505-77 Street, Red Deer, AB T4P 2J1 or the Westview Lodge, 5427-52 Ave, Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1S9.

Condolence may be forwarded to:

ROCKY AND SYLVAN LAKE FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-845-2626

Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.