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Joseph Hoffman

Friday, September 23, 2011
4:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ruthven, IA

Saturday, September 24, 2011
11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ruthven, IA

In Loving Memory of
Joseph A. Hoffman
November 13, 1920 ~ September 19, 2011

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ruthven, Iowa
Saturday, September 24, 2011, 11:00 A.M.

Rev. Clem Currans

Greg Hoffman
Michael Hoffman
Brian Hoffman~In Spirit
Smokey Joe Stover
Richard Weber
Ryan Hoffman
Michael Sundall
Eric Sundall

Calvary Cemetery
Ruthven, Iowa

Joseph A. Hoffman, son of Joseph W. and Mary (Hackfort) Hoffman, was born November 13, 1920 in Carroll County, Iowa. He received his education at Holy Angels School in Roselle, Iowa.

Joe served in the United States Air Force during World War II, from December, 1941 until his honorable discharge in February 1946.

After returning to Iowa, Joe farmed near Estherville and then near Glidden, where he met Dorothy Sievers, who would become his wife, on July 20, 1949. Joe and Dorothy were married in Lidderdale, Iowa. In 1951 they moved to their farm south of Ruthven. To this union eight children were born.

Joe and Dorothy retired and moved into Ruthven in 2001 where they have made their home until three years ago, when they moved to the Ruthven Community Care Center.

Joe was a devoted member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ruthven and was a member of the Ruthven American Legion Post #33. Joe dedicated his life to farming and caring for the land.

Joe passed away Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Ruthven Community Care Center at the age of 90. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary; infant daughters, Ann Marie and Judy; brothers, Norbert in infancy, Louis, Albert, Leonard, Msg. Lawrence, Andrew, John, and Norbert; a sister, Mary Ann Handlos; and a grandson, Brian Hoffman.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Ruthven, IA; his children, Jim and Julie Hoffman of Weston, MO, Don Hoffman of Dickens, IA, Marie and Glenn Stover of Greenville, IA, Kathy and Paul Weber of Sioux City, IA, Joe and Janelle Hoffman of Ruthven, IA and Terri and Jeff Sundall of Ruthven, IA; grandchildren and great granddaughter, Greg and Audrey Hoffman and their daughter, Posy, Kristi Hoffman, Michael and Angela Hoffman and Brian Hoffman in Spirit, Smokey Joe Stover, Maureen Weber, Richard Weber and Emily Weber, Ryan Hoffman, Paige Hoffman and Carrie Hoffman, Amy Sundall, Michael Sundall and Eric Sundall; a brother and sister-in-law, Lambert and Marge Hoffman of Graettinger, IA; sisters-in-law, Rosie Hoffman of Graettinger, IA, Arlene Eischeid of Carroll, IA and Millie Hoffman of Carroll, IA; nieces and nephews; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home

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