RUTHVEN -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph A. Hoffman of Ruthven was held Saturday, Sept. 24, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ruthven. The Rev. Clem Currans was the celebrant.
Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Ruthven. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven was in charge of arrangements.
Joseph A. Hoffman, son of Joseph W. and Mary (Hackfort) Hoffman, was born Nov. 13, 1920 in Carroll County, Iowa. He received his education at Holy Angels School in Roselle.
Joe served in the United States Air Force during World War II, from December, 1941 until his honorable discharge in February 1946.
After returning to Iowa, Joe farmed near Estherville and then near Glidden, where he met Dorothy Sievers, who would become his wife, on July 20, 1949. Joe and Dorothy were married in Lidderdale. In 1951 they moved to their farm south of Ruthven. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church the Ruthven American Legion.
Joe passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at the Ruthven Community Care Center at the age of 90.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant daughters; eight brothers; a sister; and a grandson.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Ruthven; his children, Jim and Julie Hoffman of Weston, MO, Don Hoffman of Dickens, Marie and Glenn Stover of Greenville, Kathy and Paul Weber of Sioux City, Joe and Janelle Hoffman of Ruthven and Terri and Jeff Sundall of Ruthven; 14 grandchildren and one great granddaughter;and one brother; as well as many other relatives and friends.
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