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Richard Hoffman

Richard J. Hoffman

Sunday, January 27th, 1935 - Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Richard “Dick” Joseph Hoffman

Milford, Iowa – Richard “Dick” Hoffman, 85, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at Accura Nursing Home in Milford.

Dick was born on January 27, 1935 in Muscatine, Iowa to Ed G.L. and Agnes Marie (Kollman) Hoffman and the third oldest of four children. He graduated from Muscatine Catholic High School. After High school, Dick started his career at Western Electric. While living in Muscatine, he had a son, Rick, and daughter, Susan, from his first marriage.

He worked for Western Electric for 31 years, retiring in 1983, before starting his own telephone sales & service business. He sold the business in the mid 1990s.

He was united in marriage June 26, 1960 to Arleen Bisgaard in Graettinger, Iowa. They raised two sons, Todd and Tim, in Estherville, Iowa before moving to the lakes area in 1988. Most recently Dick and Arleen moved to a new home in Milford. However, Dick’s health issues forced him to move into the nursing home. Dick was an avid golfer, skier, bowler, fisherman, and gardener. He loved to collect coins, play bridge and dabble in the stock market. He enjoyed the outdoors, wintering in Florida and spending time with family and friends.

Dick and Arleen are members of the First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Dick loved to sing in the choir and participate in the services every Sunday. He was a member of the Many Voices Choir and Celebration Choir.

He is survived by his wife, Arleen of Milford; son, Todd (Ellen) of Johnston, IA; daughter, Susan (Marvin) Levetzow of Dodgeville, WI; a sister, Carolyn Deegan of Elk Grove Village, IL and seven grandchildren: Nicole, Sydney, Sarah, Kyle, Mark, Adam and Cara.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents and in-laws; two sons, Richard J. and Timothy J.; a sister, Rosemary Ash; brother, Robert Hoffman, and two half-brothers, Edward and Bernard.

Visitation will be held at Henry-Olson Funeral Home in Estherville from 4pm- 7pm on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Funeral Service will be a drive in service at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji at 10am on Friday, June 26, 2020, please remain in your cars with internment following at the Estherville East Side Cemetery.

In Dick’s memory, charitable contributions can be made to First Lutheran Church in Milford.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel-Estherville
    Address
    401 North 7th Street
    ESTHERVILLE, IA 51334
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    Notes
    In Dick’s memory, charitable contributions can be made to First Lutheran Church in Milford.
  • Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, June 26, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    First Lutheran Church
    Address
    1525 Three Cross Rd
    MILFORD, IA 51351
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    Notes
    In Dick’s memory, charitable contributions can be made to First Lutheran Church in Milford. The funeral service will be a drive in service at the church. Please remain in your cars.
    Officiant
    Pastor Perry Aalgaard
  • Interment

    Location
    East Side Cemetery
    Address
    ESTHERVILLE, IA 51334
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