He was born at Fairbury, Illinois to Paul and Emma Slagel Hoffman. He married Norma J. Zimmerman on Feb. 11, 1939. She survives.
He is also survived by seven daughters, Carol (Donald) Bazzell, Barbara (Billy) Mashburn and Susan (Eddie) Goad, all of Fairbury; Mary (John) Schmidgall, Salem, Oregon; Diane (Dennis) Rassi, Forrest; Donna (Steve) Maurer, Cropsey and Janice (Randy) Ricketts, Camp Verde, Arizona; four sons, Samuel (Mary) Hoffman, St. Augustine, Florida; and Robert Hoffman, Kenneth Hoffman and Kurt (Tammy) Hoffman, all of Fairbury; two brothers, Paul Hoffman, Fairbury, and Clyde (Donna) Hoffman, Elliott; one sister, Alice Himelick, Kokomo, Indiana; 40 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL
Norma Jean Zimmerman Hoffman
1918–2007 (m. 1939)
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