OBITUARY

Richard Charles Hoffman

July 6, 1949March 26, 2020

Richard Charles Hoffman, 70 of Evergreen Village Normal, IL passed away on Thursday March 26, 2020 at Advocate Medical Center Normal, IL.

He was born July 6, 1949 in Bloomington, a son of Charles V. and Ruth Bernadine (Partner) Hoffman.

Survivors include a sister in law; Carol Hoffman, Congerville, nieces & nephews; Bryan (Kim) Hoffman, Danvers; Brenda Dozier, El Paso; Beth (Mark) Fasse, Minier; Becky (Bob) Bieber, Clinton; Bryce (Courtney) Hoffman, Minier and close friend Marti Moore, Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents & brother Jerry Lee Hoffman.

He graduated from Normal Co. High school and enjoyed taking classes at Heartland. His life long occupation was a custodian. His last employment was for ANC Commercial Cleaning.

He was a Philosopher, had a good sense of humor, played football at Normal Co. High school with passion. He was a boy scout and participated in 4-H and FFA

He attended the following churches at some point of his life: Morning Star United Methodist, Carlock Mennonite, Normal Mennonite, 2nd Presbyterian and Faith Evangelical.

A celebration of life and burial will be held at a later date. East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Evergreen Village Normal, IL.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

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John Baker

March 30, 2020

I first met Richard when he was involved with the local flyfishing club nearly 40 years ago. He was very enthusiastic about getting a group of people together not only to talk about flyfishing but also have workshops to show people how to cast a fly, tie a fly, and try their luck at a local pond.

After losing touch with him, I learned he was at Evergreen Village and went to visit him recently. We talked for an hour recalling past adventures and sharing stories. He was the same Richard I remembered. He still told great jokes many of which I have repeated. I called him just a few weeks ago to say that I'd have to postpone another visit until Evergreen allowed visitors.

Richard was a good friend. He was a very unique, kind and thoughtful individual. He enjoyed the simplest things in life to the most. He will be missed by everyone who came to know him.

If I can find a few photos of our time in the flyfishing club I will post them here.

My sincere condolences to his family for their loss.

John Baker

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