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William A. Hoffman Jr.


William A. “Bill” Hoffman Jr., 88, died Feb. 20, 2017, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

He was a third generation Wayne Township farmer, where he worked side by side with his son, John, until Bill suffered a fall on Feb. 6, 2017.

He was born Nov. 23, 1928, the son of William A. Hoffman Sr. and Elizabeth Cave Hoffman.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Kline Hoffman; their children, W. Andrew (Norma Sims) Hoffman III of Pepper Pike, Jill Hoffman Gasper (Joseph) of Dublin and John D. (Deborah Butler) Hoffman of Circleville. He is the proud grandfather of five, William Andrew (Lindsay Schroeder) Hoffman IV of San Francisco, California, Holly Hoffman Kirkpatrick (Jeremy) of Washington, D.C., Keeley Sims Hoffman of Chicago, Illinois, Kelsey Paige Hoffman of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Brooke Elizabeth Hoffman of Washington, D.C. He is also survived by his sisters, Joan Theado of Circleville and Barbara Hoffman of Cincinnati; sisters-in-law, Matilda Peck Thomas and Martha J. (James) Peters of Circleville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; and siblings, John Moore, Mary Margaret Mader, Catherine Retternnier, Frances Masengale and Charlotte Paxton.

Bill served in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Germany during the Korean conflict. He served 32 years as Clerk of Wayne Township Trustees and was a long-time member of the Pickaway County Democratic Central Committee, Pickaway County Trustees and Clerks Association, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association, Ohio Soybean Association and American Legion Post 134.

Friends will be received from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Wellman Funeral Home with Rosary being said at 5 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 134 W. Mound St., with Rev. Fr. Ted Machnik officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Joseph Church Restoration Fund or the Circleville City School Foundation.

Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal

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