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Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home and Valhalla Gardens

3412 Frank Scott Pkwy West, Belleville, IL

OBITUARY

Stephen "Steve" Wayne Hoffman

January 2, 1949May 20, 2020
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Stephen Wayne “Steve” Hoffman, 71, of Belleville, IL., born January 2, 1949, went to be with the Lord May 20, 2020 at his home in Belleville.

Steve was a proud Navy Veteran who served as a “Seabee” during the Vietnam War. Steve, also, retired as a welder from American Steel Foundries in Granite City, IL. Steve loved anything relating to classic cars—whether it be fixing up cars with his friend, Jim, going to car shows, or car races. Steve was also a family man. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and his dog, Veronica.

He was preceded in death by his father Elmer Wayne Hoffman and his wife, Julia Hoffman.

Surviving are his mother, Rosemary V. Hoffman; siblings, Ronald (Debbie) J Hoffman, and Lori (Vince) DeMange; children, Geoffrey (Angie) Hoffman, and Holly (Richard III, “Rich”) Ayer; grandchildren, Abby, Emma, Izzy, and Logan; and longtime friends Jim (Rhonda) Rowney.

Memorials may be made to the VFW Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.dignitymemorial.com.

The family asks that loved ones tune into a Facebook Live Stream of the funeral and committal service. This can be found at Facebook.com/ValhallaGardensandFuneralHome on Tuesday, May 26, starting at 11:50 AM. Pastor Larry DeMoss will be officiating the burial with military honors. Stephen will be laid to rest at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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Rebecca Schlosser-Kendall

May 25, 2020

So sorry to hear about cousin Steve. It was good to get a chance to visit with him at Mom's funeral service in 2018. It had been such a long time since I had seen him. I wish to convey my deepest sympathy for your family's loss.

B.J. Schulte

May 24, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. He was a great guy. I still think of the fun times that he, Ron and myself had. Rest in peace.

Jim and Rosie Robinson

May 24, 2020

Dear Jeff, Holly and family, We were deeply saddened when we read of Steve's death. Be assured of our prayers for you all now and in the days to come.

Michael Perschbacher

May 22, 2020

I spent a lot of time at their house growing up and always remember Steve's kindness and generosity. One time as a teenager my car broke down on a Friday night during rush hour at a busy intersection near their house. When I was overwhelmed trying to figure out what I was going to do, Steve happened to be coming home from work and helped me push my car to a nearby parking lot. I don't know what I would have done if he hadn't come along and helped. My condolences to the family.

Michael, Shannon, Eric and Lucy Perschbacher

Rhonda Rowney

May 22, 2020

Steve was a very dear and close friend of ours. It is so so heartbreaking that Steve pass away. It so unexpected. Our prayer are with you and your family. Steve was a big part of our family. We did a lot fun family stuff with him. You will be miss dear old friend.
RIP
Jim and Rhonda Rowney

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