Germain Hoffmann passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Minneota Manor. Germain Andrew Hoffmann was born August 15, 1933 in Burton Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota to Philip and Thekla (Hartmann) Hoffmann. He was baptized and confirmed in St. Leo Catholic Church and graduated from St. Leo Catholic School. On October 29, 1957 he was married to Marian Stienessen in St. Edward Church in Minneota. They celebrated a double ceremony with Marian's twin sister, Marie, and Francis Antony. During his working career he worked for Kerr's Hatchery and then as a carpenter for George Gunderson Construction, SWESTA Builders, George Jacobs, and Marshall Truss Systems. Germain enjoyed woodworking, camping, fishing, playing cards, and most of all, spending time with his family and friends. His pride and joy were his grandchildren and great grandchildren who literally lit up his world! He was a very loving, generous, humble man, often giving of his time and talents simply out of the goodness of his heart. He will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Marian; children, Kevin (Deb) Hoffmann of Canby, Randy (Marilyn) Hoffmann of Minneota, Bruce (Lee Anne) Hoffmann of Minneota, and Vicky (Tim) Gehring of Alexandria; grandchildren, Andy (Jamie) Hoffmann, Katie (Mike) Kaiser, Cody Hoffmann, Shane (Malory) Hoffmann, Josh (Fiancee Emily) Hoffmann, Jessica (Justin) Anderson, Adam (Emily) Hoffmann, Nate (Cindy) Van Keulen, Shawnna (Casey) Thompson, and Ben Van Keulen; step-grandchildren, Michelle (Jeff) Shorten, Marie (Shawn) Louwagie, Melanie (Fiance Patrick) Gail, and Madeline Gail; great-grandchildren, Bethanney, Brady, Kenzley, Rylie, Piper, Autum, Elliott, Nolan, Harmon, and Crosby; brother, Wilfred (Marlene) Hoffmann; sister, Phyllis (Ed) Polman; and sister-in-law, Claire Hoffmann. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Eleanor Blomme and Vina Hoffmann; brother, Floribert Hoffmann; six infant brothers and sisters; daughter-in-law, Beth Hoffmann; granddaughter, Michelle Hoffmann; and great-grandson, Matthew Hoffmann; and many nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to the staff of the Sanford Hospital in Canby and the Minneota Manor for all their wonderful care given to Germain.