A memorial service for Walt will be held sometime in May of 2020.
WALTER H. HOFFMAN, age 94, of Weston, WI, formerly of Loyal, WI, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. A memorial service will be held at a later date in the Spring of 2020.
Walter Harry Hoffman was born in Tomahawk, WI on June 24, 1925, to Frank and Helen (Haug) Hoffman. He was raised and received his education in the Tomahawk area, where he attended Mitchell School. His family moved to a farm in Loyal in 1944. Walt worked on the farm until being inducted into the U.S. Army on April 9, 1953. After his discharge from the service on March 25, 1955, he returned to Loyal and worked on the family farm until taking it over in 1955. He and his brother, Art, owned and operated the farm until 1989, at which time they sold the farm and moved into Loyal. Walt worked with Paul Gloudeman doing painting in the Loyal area. He resided in Loyal until moving to Stoney River Assisted Living in Weston, WI, in 2014.
He was a very active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council; a member of the Loyal American Legion Post #175, where he was a past post commander; a past commander for the Clark County American Legion; a member of the Neillsville V.F.W. Post #2441, and the 40 & 8 Group 821 Wisconsin.
Walt had many interests, but especially enjoyed fishing and bowling. In appreciation for the many hours of volunteer work for the American Legion and the community, Walter and his brother, Arthur, were honored by the City of Loyal as Citizens of the Year in 2013.
He is survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Walt was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Edward and Arthur Hoffman; 4 sisters: Myrtle Ehlke, Elsie Fyke, Gladys Town and Blanche Scharnick; and one nephew: Richard Ehlke.