Harold G. Hoffman

December 4, 1924October 28, 2013

Harold G. Hoffman, 88, of Peoria, IL passed away Monday, October 28, 2013 at Riverview Care Center in East Peoria, IL. He was born December 4, 1924 in Peoria, IL to Edwin G. and Luella M. (Fieselman) Hoffman. He married Dorothy DeGraff on March 23, 1947 in Peoria, IL. As a follower of Christ, Harold was a lifelong member of Forrest Hill United Methodist Church in Peoria, a Sunday school teacher, member of the Friday Men’s Work Group, and the Methodist Men’s Club. He was also a 50+ year member of Temple Lodge #46 A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Peoria, Mohammad Shrine of Peoria, American Legion Post 2, Peoria Historical Society, founding member of Lakeview Museum, and a volunteer and site supervisor for Habitat of Humanity. Harold’s hobbies included golfing, fishing, stained glass, and spending time with family and friends. Harold served during WWII in the United States Army as a gun crewman sergeant and was awarded a Bronze Star. Later he operated his own business, E.G. Hoffman and Sons, where he worked as a building contractor for forty five years. Harold is survived by his children: Edwin C. (Linda) Hoffman of Peoria, IL, Terry L. (Daniel) Pennell of Peoria, IL, Kenneth C. (Carmen) Hoffman of Hanna City, IL, and Lisa S. (Mike) Waight of Morton, IL, five grandchildren: Joy (Brad) Williamson, Christine (Jeff) Bulfer, Andrew (Rebecca) Hoffman, Sarah (Cory) Vance, and James (Sarah Rochford) Pennell, nine great grandchildren: Ava and Brady Bulfer, Hannah and Ethan Hoffman, Moriah Vance, Brandon, Abby, Carter, and Dotty Williamson, and his brother Frederick (Charlotte) Hoffman of Washington, IL. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, wife, granddaughter Kimberly Pennell, and sister Dorothy Wanner. A memorial service will be held at 11 am Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Forrest Hill United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Curt Keller officiating. Harold’s family will receive friends from 9 am till the time of service at the church. Private burial of cremains will take place at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Forrest Hill United Methodist Church, 706 E. Forrest Hill Ave., Peoria, IL 61603. Online tributes and condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Saturday, November 2, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 2, 2013

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Dick Casper

November 9, 2013

Dear Hoffman family, Harold remodeled our home in the Heights in 1960 and we always felt that he did a wonderful job. A fine Christian man and he will be missed. May God comfort your family during this time of loss.

November 8, 2013

Terry, I saw your dad's obit in the paper and am so sorry for your loss. Hoping you and your family are coping well. God keep you all in his arms. He comforts the broken hearted. With sincere sympathy,
Karen Jasinski Saathoff

Laurie Forden

November 6, 2013

Lisa and Family -- so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Praying for comfort and peace for you and yours in this difficult time.

Nicola Harrison

November 4, 2013

Lisa, our love and support are with you now more than ever during this difficult time. We pray God will wrap his arms around you and give you strength.

Lilly Vore

October 31, 2013

Dear Lisa and family -- your father must have felt like the most blessed man in the world to have the wonderful love of his children for 88 years! Please know that I am thinking of you often and praying for peace in your hearts.

October 31, 2013

Lisa, Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your
family at this sad time. The loss of parents is tough, but something we all face at some point in our lives. Just know that your dear Dad lived a wonderful life, loved you very much and that you did all you could possibly do for him during his declining health to make things as comfortable as possible for him.

Day by day faith will heal your heart and feeling of loss and you can and will think about the good times and days again.

Holding you close in thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

"Mrs A" -Linda Arends

Matt Grashoff

October 31, 2013

Lisa, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much your father meant to you, and I hope you can find comfort in knowing he is at Peace. God bless you and your family!

Bonnie Tippey

October 30, 2013

Dear Lisa, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know that you will be comforted by his love for you, your love for him and all your memories.

October 30, 2013

Lisa and Family - My heart and prayers are pouring out for you. Lisa - You have been there for me since day one and I have loved hearing about your family and your closeness has been inspirational. I love you and will be there for you in whatever way is needed. Peace be with you all.