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Randall Hoffmann, Jr. 1928-2008

Aug 7, 2008

Graveside services for Randall A. Hoffmann, Jr., will be Monday, August 11, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Emmetsburg. Randall was 79 at the time of his death, February 4th, at his home in Olney, Maryland. The Rev. David Morris, pastor of First United Methodist Church, will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by VFW Post #2295, Emmetsburg. Martin-Mattice Funeral home of Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Randall Arnold Hoffmann, Jr., son of Randall Arnold Hoffmann, Sr. and Cleone (Albright) Hoffmann, was born April 17 1928, on a farm near Dickens and grew up in Emmetsburg, graduating from EHS in 1946. He entered Iowa State University at Ames, the school from which both his parents had graduated. After graduating from ISU in 1951, with a Masters Degree in Economics, Randy accepted a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. he was assigned to the Psychological Warfare and Intelligence Command and upon completion of several special schools, including five months at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, he volunteered to serve in Korea.

After Korea, Randy returned to ISU where he taught classes while completing a Ph.D. On November 13, 1954, he married Nia Wiley. Their son Wiley Randall was born October 23, 1958, and Shane Bruce April 12, 1960. He taught several years at ISU, however most of his career was spent with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) with assignments in Argentina, Panama, Peru and Jakarta, Indonesia. He also spent several years teaching at the University of Monterrey in Mexico under a Ford Foundation/ISU grant program.

After Jakarta, Randy worked for USAID coordinating their University programs, moving to the Washington, DC area, where he lived the remainder of his life. He married Martha Ganoza Luna on April 22, 1985. They had three children, Michelle Marie, born Sept. 17, 1987, Andrea Marie, born Nov. 21, 1989 and Randall Arnold Hoffmann III, born Jan. 5, 1992. Following his retirement, his greatest pleasure was the development and enrichment of the children.

Left to cherish Randy’s memory are his wife, Martha; daughters Michelle and Andrea; and son Randy of Olney, Maryland; son Wiley and children of Seattle, Wash; son Shane, wife and children of Key West, Florida; brothers Ray (Marcia) of Kennewick, Wash.; Bob (Suzanne) of Sun City West, Ariz,; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Carolyn Hoffmann Anderson.

Randall Hoffmann, Jr. 1928-2008

Aug 7, 2008

Graveside services for Randall A. Hoffmann, Jr., will be Monday, August 11, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Emmetsburg. Randall was 79 at the time of his death, February 4th, at his home in Olney, Maryland. The Rev. David Morris, pastor of First United Methodist Church, will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by VFW Post #2295, Emmetsburg. Martin-Mattice Funeral home of Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Randall Arnold Hoffmann, Jr., son of Randall Arnold Hoffmann, Sr. and Cleone (Albright) Hoffmann, was born April 17 1928, on a farm near Dickens and grew up in Emmetsburg, graduating from EHS in 1946. He entered Iowa State University at Ames, the school from which both his parents had graduated. After graduating from ISU in 1951, with a Masters Degree in Economics, Randy accepted a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. he was assigned to the Psychological Warfare and Intelligence Command and upon completion of several special schools, including five months at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, he volunteered to serve in Korea.

After Korea, Randy returned to ISU where he taught classes while completing a Ph.D. On November 13, 1954, he married Nia Wiley. Their son Wiley Randall was born October 23, 1958, and Shane Bruce April 12, 1960. He taught several years at ISU, however most of his career was spent with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) with assignments in Argentina, Panama, Peru and Jakarta, Indonesia. He also spent several years teaching at the University of Monterrey in Mexico under a Ford Foundation/ISU grant program.

After Jakarta, Randy worked for USAID coordinating their University programs, moving to the Washington, DC area, where he lived the remainder of his life. He married Martha Ganoza Luna on April 22, 1985. They had three children, Michelle Marie, born Sept. 17, 1987, Andrea Marie, born Nov. 21, 1989 and Randall Arnold Hoffmann III, born Jan. 5, 1992. Following his retirement, his greatest pleasure was the development and enrichment of the children.

Left to cherish Randy’s memory are his wife, Martha; daughters Michelle and Andrea; and son Randy of Olney, Maryland; son Wiley and children of Seattle, Wash; son Shane, wife and children of Key West, Florida; brothers Ray (Marcia) of Kennewick, Wash.; Bob (Suzanne) of Sun City West, Ariz,; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Carolyn Hoffmann Anderson.