Sebewaing Man Makes Stained-Glass Crosses

Date: 3 January 2007

At 84, Frank Hofmeister's hands are as steady as someone half his age -- and they need to be for his creative handiwork. Hofmeister has cut and crafted more than 350 colorful glass crosses for high school graduates of his Immanuel Lutheran Church congregation.

He recently began making crosses for new congregation members as well.

For about 17 years, every fall and winter, Hofmeister makes between 15 and 20 stained glass crosses using five patterns he's created with his wife, Joan (Hobkirk) Hofmeister, he said.

Each 6-by-4-inch cross takes Hofmeister approximately three hours to complete, he said. He cuts the colored glass, foils the edges and solders the pieces together. His last step is to attach a chain for hanging purposes.

"Three to four hours is a good stretch, then I take a break and I can work again for a couple more hours," Frank said.

Hofmeister began his hobby in stained glass creations about 20 years ago when Joan encouraged him to take a class in Caro. Over the years, he has completed additional classes throughout the area including Pigeon and Unionville-Sebewaing Area Schools.

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