THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Alfred Edward Hoffman
Issue Date: August 13, 2014
Alfred Edward Hoffman, 88, of Green Bay and formerly of the town of Spruce passed away Thurs., August 7, 2014 at Grancare Nursing Center, Green Bay.
The son of the late Charles and Fannie (Soukup) Hoffman was born Sept. 1, 1925 in Oconto County. He was a 1946 graduate Of Oconto Falls High School and a graduate of the short course in agriculture from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Alfred was married to Dorothy Rose Dietrich on Oct. 2, 1948. Alfred took over the family farm in the town of Spruce in the mid 1950s and operated the farm until his retirement.
He was very active in many civic organizations including being on the town of Spruce board, Oconto County board, Bay Lakes Coop and Oconto Electric Coop boards. He enjoyed the time he spent in the outdoors and all forms of hunting, especially deer hunting and also brook trout fishing. Alfred was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Coleman where he was very active for many years serving on the church council, etc.
Surviving are 5 children; Charles (Barbara) Hoffman of Green Bay, Fr. William Hoffman of Appleton, Carol (Keith) Helmle of Little Suamico, Mary (David) Arndt of Coleman, Julie Geiger and special friend John Tesch of Green Bay; 10 grandchildren; Tim (Elissa) Hoffman, Mike (Dana) Hoffman, Marci (Andy) Mac Lean, Trish (Skip) Weiser, Betsy (Jason) Wijas, Amy Jo (Tony) Cannata, Andrew and Richard Arndt, Meghan Geiger and Ryan Geiger; 10 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Eugene Hoffman of Kelly Lake, 2 sisters; May Weier of Klondike and Marlene (Marvin) Rosner of Pound.
He is also survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; Dolores Dietrich, Joan Dietrich, Art (Betty) Dietrich, Leo (Claire) Dietrich, and John (Judy) Dietrich; and special friend Kevin Zoromski, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Dorothy; brothers; Jim, Leo, and Elger; and sister, Emma Stodola.
Relatives and friends called at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, 235 E. Main St., Coleman from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10 with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation continued Monday at St. Anne Catholic Church, 228 E. Main St., Coleman from 9 a.m. until time of services. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 11th at the church with his son, Fr. Bill Hoffman, officiating. Interment was in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery, Klondike. Please visit www.rhodescharapata.com to express online condolences and view video tribute. Special thank you to Grancare Nursing Center, Green Bay for their compassionate and loving care given to Alfred.