Robert A. Hoffman, E1891 Brace Road, Little Girl”s Point, Ironwood, MI was called to eternal life on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at his daughter”s home in Horicon,WI after an unexpected brief battle with cancer.
Visitation for Robert will be at the Murray Funeral Home, 716 Clinton Street in Horicon, on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home on Saturday beginning at 3:30 PM. Rev, Daniel Seehafer will officiate. Burial will be in Ironwood, MI.
Robert was born in Hartford, WI, on July 30, 1944. He was the son of Mathias and Evelyn Hoffman, Iron Ridge, WI. He graduated from Mayville High School. After serving in the U.S. Army, he was employed by John Deere Horicon Works; he retired in 1996 following 30 years of employment.
In 1977, Robert married Norita J. Bennett. They resided in Horicon. After retirement, they moved permanently to their northland residence at Little Girls Point, MI. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time in the woods until he suffered a stroke in 2006. Watching and feeding the wildlife around their home continued to be a favorite pass time. His special joy was spending time with his grandchildren.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Little Girl”s Point. He belonged to the American Legion Post 157, Horicon, WI and was a retired member of the Horicon Fire Department. He was a member of the Horicon Rod and Gun Club for many years and taught Hunter Safety.
Robert is survived by his wife of 35 years, Norita; his father, Mathias Hoffman ; a son Craig (Lisa) Hoffman and children Lukas, Kadon & Aubrey, Beaver Dam, WI, and daughters Michelle Yocom (Eric) and step-son Andrew, Virginia Beach, VA, and Jackie (Shawn) Vincent and children Austin, Payton & Brittin, Horicon, WI. Also surviving are brothers Matt (Carol), Brookfield, WI; Jerry (Taddy), Horicon, WI; John (Beve), Markesan, WI, and Tony (Bonnie), Montello WI; sisters Pat Grissman, Hartford, WI, and Bev (Chet) Weinheimer, Beaver Dam, WI; numerous nieces and nephews and his mother-in-law, Dolores Bennett, Fond du Lac, WI. Preceding him in death were his mother, Evelyn Hoffman, and his father-in-law, Byron Bennett.
The family would like to thank everyone who gave support and assistance to them and Robert during his time of illness. All visits and prayers were deeply appreciated. Special thanks to Hillside Hospice of Beaver Dam and Pastor Seehafer for their services and compassion.
The Murray Funeral Home, 716 Clinton Street in Horicon, is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Saturday, February 9th, 2013, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Saturday, February 9th, 2013, 3:30pm