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Hans L. Hoffman
December 6, 1904–May 20, 1982
Services for Hans L. Hoffman, 77, were held May 24 in the Peace United Church of Christ, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello. The Rev. Terry Rehling conducted the services.
Hans L. Hoffman died May 20 at St. Luke Hospital, Cedar Rapids, of a cardiac arrest suffered hours earlier.
Hans Leonard Hoffman was born near Monticello on Dec. 6, 1094. He was the son of William Hoffman and his wife, Louise Florin Hoffman. He had received his early education in the Monticello area schools and graduated from the high school in 1922. He attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids for two years.
Hans Hoffman and Iola Ruth Ambuehl were married on Nov. 6, 1931. Following their marriage the couple farmed in the Monticello area. They became the parent of six children. His wife preceded him in death on Nov. 16, 1956. After the death of his wife Mr. Hoffman moved to Monticello and was employed by the Energy Manufacturing Co. and John McDonald Hospital and later as a salesman until his retirement in 1980.
He was a member of the Peace United Church of Christ of Monticello.
Mr. Hoffman is survived by five children, Jack A. Hoffman, Monticello; Sally, Mrs. Gordon Reese, Lisbon; Jerry A. Hoffman, Epworth; Andrea Hoffman Streets, Monticello, and Stephen L. Hoffman, Lake St. Louis Mo. He is also survived by a friendly companion, Esther McDonald, Monticello, seventeen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Katherine, Mrs. Carl Berhanke, Cedar Rapids, Nella Hoffman and Mrs. Emmaline Staner, both of Monticello. He was preceded in death by his wife, a daughter, Barbara Hoffman Bjornson on Jan, 19, 1977, his parents and four brothers.
Honorary bearers were Hugh Hoffman, Sig Bjornson, Hans Hoffman, Douglas Reese, Vaugh Hoffman, and Todd Hoffman. Casket bearers were Irvin Bohlken, Wayne Wolf, Charles Stubbe, Sam Reyner, Douglas Toenjes and David Berhanke.

Submitted by: Lloyd Raeg

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