Francis Joseph Hoffman


Francis Joseph Hoffman, age 89 of Le Sueur, formerly of the Metro area and Henderson died at
the Comfort First Residence on Friday, April 18, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday,
April 26, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Henderson, Minnesota. Visitation will
be at church on Thursday, April 25, from 4:00 p.m. ~ 7:00 p.m. Lunch will follow funeral Mass,
burial will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. Fr. Sam Perez will officiate
the services.
Frank was born on September 4, 1929 to William and Evelyn (Doyle) Hoffman in Henderson,
Minnesota. He grew up in Henderson, Minnesota and attended Henderson schools and high
school. He entered the Untied States Navy in 1947 and served for 20 years as an aviation
mechanic. He married Darlene Meyer at St. Peter and Paul Catholic in Belle Plaine. He retired
from the U.S. Navy in 1967. The couple lived in the Metro area where Frank worked for the
City of Bloomington as a utilities and maintenance operator for 20 years. Darlene died on
December 18, 1993. Frank married Betty Wieman in 1996 and lived in the Metro area until his
recent battle with dementia. Frank enjoyed his time with his family, hunting, fishing and
working around the house. When he was younger he boxed for the U.S. Navy and enjoyed his
softball leagues.
He is survived by his wife Betty Wieman-Hoffman; sons, Mike (Lynne) Hoffman of New
Prague, MN, Jim (Barbara) Hoffman of Le Sueur and Rick (Deedra) Hoffman of Henderson,
MN. Grandchildren; Andrew Hoffman (Courtney Mills), William Hoffman, Daniel (Candace)
Hoffman, Rachel (Justin) Skisted, Amanda (Kevin) Holvig, Cassie (Joe) Poser, Cal Hoffman,
Frank Hoffman and Beth (Corey) Smithman and 11 Great-grandchildren. Sister, Theresa Becker
of Burnsville. Many step-children and step-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Darlene; sisters, Rita Grunwald, Ruth Beseke
and Mary Alice Boelter; brother, Ed Hoffman.


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