|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1917|
|Death: ||Aug. 15, 2005|
St. Louis County
Alexander "Alex" Leo Hoffman, A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Fri., Aug. 19 for Alexander "Alex" Leo Hoffman, 88, of Duluth. He died Mon., Aug. 15, 2005, in the St. Eligius Health Care Center.
Alex was born in Pierz, Minn. on June 10, 1917 to John and Regina (Schubert) Hoffman. Alex served in the Army during WWII. He was a member of the American Legion Post #71, United Paper Workers of America local 776, VFW, and the Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate.
On September 13, 1938, he married Mildred "Millie" Virnig. Alex was active in farming in Pierz from 1938 to 1944. He entered the Army in 1945. He was a rifleman in the infantry Division. He served in the Pacific and was part of the Invasion of Okinawa. Alex received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal. He also served in the 13th engineering division. Alex received his discharge on January 25, 1946. After the war he returned to Brainerd Minn. until 1951 when he and Millie moved to Proctor where they lived until moving to Heritage Apts in 1988.
Alex had a variety of employments, working as a bakery driver, cab driver, service station attendant and also owned and operated a scrap yard. When he moved to Proctor, he worked as a boiler maker helper for the DM&IR from 1951 to 1959. He then worked for 17 years at Chun King followed by 9 years at Superwood until he retired on July 1, 1982.
Alex is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Florence Weiss, Johanna Roberts, Josephine Janorschki, Alma Hoffman and Alvina Poser; brothers, Joseph, Michael, Peter and Ted
He is survived by his wife of 66+ years, Millie; sons, William "Dale" (Shirlene) of Irving, Tex., Rev. Fr. Dennis H. Hoffman of Crosslake, Minn., Roger A. Hoffman of Brookston; Ken A Hoffman of Proctor, Daniel "Dan" P. (Kathleen) of Rush City, and Alex D. Hoffman of Proctor; daughters, Sharon Hoffman of Minneapolis, Judy Hoffman of Barnum; Diane Hoffman of Proctor, and Sheila M. (Greg) Hughes of Wyoming, a sister, Pauline Sonnenberg of Brainerd; 20 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren, including his most recent great-grandson, Reese Alexander; and his special friend, Everill Mercil of Naples, Fla.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7:00 p.m. with Wake Prayers at 6:00 p.m. Thursday in Bell Brothers Funeral Home and continue from 10 until the 11:00 a.m. Mass in St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church.
Memorials to the Church elevator fund would be appreciated. Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Park.
John J Hoffman (1877 - 1947)
Regina Schubert Hoffman (1878 - 1949)
Mildred Josephine Virnig Hoffman (1919 - 2010)*
Joseph M. Hoffman (1899 - 1991)*
Michael Joseph Hoffman (1901 - 1986)*
Peter Jerome Hoffman (1903 - 1965)*
Theodore Joseph Hoffman (1905 - 1997)*
Josephine Hoffman Janorschke (1907 - 1997)*
Florence Hoffman Weiss (1909 - 2001)*
Alma Hoffman (1911 - 1929)*
Johanna Clara Hoffman Roberts (1913 - 2005)*
Pauline Hoffman Sonnenberg (1915 - 2011)*
Alexander "Alex" Leo Hoffman (1917 - 2005)
Alvina Hoffman Poser (1921 - 1998)*
Sunrise Memorial Park
St. Louis County
Created by: Rich and Sue
Record added: Sep 06, 2009
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