Felix Kenneth Hoffman

Felix Kenneth Hoffman

Birth
Jasper, Dubois County, Indiana, USA
Death 27 Jul 1940 (aged 18)
Portersville, Dubois County, Indiana, USA
Burial Jasper, Dubois County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section C
Memorial ID 140239939 · View Source
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Dale News, Volume 3, Number 28, Dale, Spencer County, 2 August 1940
BROTHER OF LOCAL LADY DROWNS IN WHITE RIVER
Felix Hoffman, 18, Jasper high school basketball star, and brother of Mrs. Benno Schum of here, was drowned in White river about 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon at Flat Rock, White River, two miles below Portersville.
The youth, employed at the Jasper Cabinet company plant during the summer months, was on an outing with other employees of the plant and those of the Jasper Turning company plant when the tragedy occurred. Coroner Leo J. Lorey said that young Hoffman, who was not a very good swimmer, got into water too deep for him and was caught by the strong under-current. The body of Hoffman was recovered by Joe Burkhardt of Washington using a 16 foot grappling hook. Screams for help were heard at Mr. Burkhardt’s cabin, a short distance down the river, where the Burkhardt family were camping. Mr. Burkhardt his wife, and son took their boat to the spot of the drowning and after considerable grappling found the body. William Carnes, an Eagle Boy Scout; City Clerk Robert J. Hoffman, brother of the drowning victim, and several others worked for more than an hour trying to revive the youth by artificial respiration. Young was a high point man on the Jasper high school basketball team as a junior last season. Surviving besides Mrs. Benno Schum, are his mother, Mrs. Antoinette Hoffman; four other brothers besides Robert, namely, Jerome, Raphael, Bernard, and Paul, all of Jasper and another sister, Miss Mar y Lou Hoffman of Jasper. Funeral services were held at St. Joseph’s church at Jasper on Tuesday morning.

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  • Created by: Allen Helderman
  • Added: 19 Dec 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 140239939
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Felix Kenneth Hoffman (17 Jan 1922–27 Jul 1940), Find a Grave Memorial no. 140239939, citing Fairview Cemetery, Jasper, Dubois County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Allen Helderman (contributor 47722226) .