Donald HoffmanDonald “Don” L. Hoffman, 94, Jamestown, ND died Friday, November 30, 2012 at Jamestown Regional Medical Center.
Donald “Don” L. Hoffman, 94, Jamestown, ND died Friday, November 30, 2012 at Jamestown Regional Medical Center.
Don was born June 20, 1918 in Eldridge, ND, the son of George and Anna M. (Lippert) Hoffman. He grew up in the Eldridge area and graduated from Eldridge High School. Don entered the US Army on February 10, 1941 and served in the 164 infantry H company in the Asiatic Pacific Theater in the Solomon Islands and the Philippines. He was honorably discharged on August 25, 1945 in Ft. Lewis, WA and received the bronze star. On January 10, 1948 Don married Lorraine Hertel in Aberdeen, SD. He worked construction and later for the ND Highway Department, from where he retired in 1980.
Don enjoyed playing cards, fishing and he liked to cook. He was a member of the Basilica of St. James, V.F.W. Post and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.
Don is survived by his wife, Lorraine, Jamestown; ten children: Mary Lou (Bill) Fuller, Cleveland, ND, Norma Kaiser, Jamestown, Steve (Loretta) Hoffman, Iowa, Patty (Randy) Siegle, Jamestown, Allen (Teresa) Hoffman, Iowa, Rosemarie Pitts, Jamestown, Daniel (Teri) Hoffman, Henry, SD, James Hoffman, Jamestown, Heidi (Steve) Kleingartner, Gackle, ND and Teresa (Shannon Neva) Hoffman-Gray, Jamestown; 23 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Richard and Rex; and two sons-in-law, Thomas Kaiser and Thomas Pitts.
Eucharist of Christian Burial: 10:00 AM, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Basilica of St. Jamestown, with Father Arogya Gadagotti presiding.
Visitation: 3:00 to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown, ND
Vigil: 7:00 PM, Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Eddy Funeral Chapel.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Jamestown, ND
On line guestbook: www.eddyfuneralhome
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