Obituaries

Ronald Alfred Hoffmann

May 2, 1931 - January 16, 2019

Ronald “Ron” Alfred Hoffmann, 87, of St. Charles, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, surrounded by his family at home in St. Charles, IL.  He was born May 2, 1931 in Minneapolis, MN. The son of the late, Alfred and Adele (nee. Am End) Hoffmann.  He was united in marriage to Ruth Marie Ostermann on September 2, 1955 in Minneapolis, MN.

He was a Lutheran school educator for thirty-years and ended his career at Valley Lutheran High School in St. Charles. He was US Army, Retired from the 863rd Engineer Battalion under 416th Engineer Command. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth M. Hoffmann; his three sons, Mark (Karen) Hoffmann, Robert (Jo Ellen) Hoffmann and Thomas (Dianne) Hoffmann; his eight grandchildren, Jonathan (Kathleen) Hoffmann, Dr. Jennifer Hoffmann, KellyAnn (Craig) Reese, Joshua Hoffmann, Haley Hoffmann, Leah Hoffmann, Kathryn Hoffmann and Joseph Hoffmann; four great grandchildren, Jennifer, James, Andrew and Timothy Reese, one brother, Richard (Dona) Hoffmann, and one sister, Carol (late Allan) Gustafson, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Rd., Batavia, IL. 60510.  Funeral service will follow at 11:00 A.M., at the church.  Interment will be held privately at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Ron’s name may be made to, Good Shepherd Christian Academy, in c/o Jehovah El Buen Pastor Lutheran Church, 3740 W. Belden, Chicago, Il. 60647.

Guest Book

  • RH Our condolence to the Family. May God sustain you at this time of such great loss. Psalm 94:10
  • SGM Paul J Madigan Rest in peace
  • Steven Heiges (Ret LTC 416th) My Prayers and Blessings. MLHS 1985
  • Robert Tracy I cannot attend the service. My wife has a doctor appointment treating her Parkinson's. Ron was a good friend, a great mentor to me and an outstanding soldier, administrator and 1SG. He will be missed and I know he is in the hands of our Lord now and at Peace. Peace to the family as they miss him, as we all will. Robert and Betty Tracy.
  • COL (R) Lee J. Pryor MSG/Mr. Hoffman was invaluable to me while I served as Commander, 863rd Engineer Battalion. Ron always had my back and I could count on him to preform all tasks to a high degree of professionalism. May he rest in peace.
  • MSG (R) Rufus D. Kelsey Sorry for your lost, my condolences to the family. My prayer with you God bless.
  • Edward Evans Ron was not only one of my First Sergeant's he was a very good friend, one who cared for everybody and always went to any length to help no matter the circumstances. His wife Ruth was always a supportive angle and as such made them the real thing, hard to find. Gid bless.
  • Karen (Peterson) Douglass Deepest sympathies, Hoffmann family! May the Lord be your Comfort and Strength in times of mourning.
  • Wanda (Selchow) Hagen Well done, good and faithful servant! Mr H was a special influence to me, and so very many at Mpls Lutheran. His influence will never be forgotten. Sending love and comfort to the entire family. Rest easy, Mr H, in the arms of our loving Risen Saviour! Wanda (Selchow) Hagen, MLHS 1975
  • Nancy Ness Yancy Treasured memories with peace and joy and comfort. MLHS 1974
  • Steve and Lisa Steinwart Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of grief. I know you will take comfort in knowing that he is resting comfortably in our Father’s arms!
  • Gary Graham Mr. Hoffmann served so faithfully! A man of integrity and faith! We mourn, but not as those who have no hope! Prayers Hoffman Family, for peace, comfort, strength, and hope!
  • Doris Houghtaling Dear Hoffmann family, You have my sincere sympathy! May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ support you and give you peace.