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Tuesday June 23rd, 2015
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Wednesday June 24th, 2015
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St. Edward Catholic Church
Wednesday June 24th, 2015
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Germain ("Jerry") Andrew Hoffmann

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 (Fiancé 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 (Fiancé 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 – Canby and the Minneota Manor for all their wonderful care given to Germain.

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A candle was lit in memory of Germain Hoffmann

Nancy Kockelman Jun 25 2015 7:16 PM

Lifting the family up in prayer.....

Nancy Kockelman Jun 25 2015 7:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Germain Hoffmann

GAIL AND JIM GEHRING Jun 24 2015 8:58 PM

A SAD TIME, BUT TIME ALSO HEALS. KEEP FOND MEMORIES IN YOUR HEART AND THOSE MEMORIES WILL PROVE THAT HE'S NEVER REALLY GONE

GAIL AND JIM GEHRING Jun 24 2015 8:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Germain Hoffmann

Lewie & Bernie Miller Jun 23 2015 11:18 PM

Our deepest sympathy. He was a good friend.

Lewie & Bernie Miller Jun 23 2015 11:18 PM

My sympathy to all of the family.

Colleen (jJelen) Scholtz Jun 23 2015 9:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Germain Hoffmann

Dana Miller Jun 23 2015 6:55 PM

My sympathy to your whole family.

Dana Miller Jun 23 2015 6:55 PM

Oh how you will be missed. You were the best father in law a girl could ask for. I will cherish all the great times we had from camping in the tents to all graduating to campers. The love you had for all your family. And the wonderful look of love on your face when your grandchildren and great grandchildren were around. Your memorie will always be cherished. Rest in peace and so happy you are at peace. Love you. Lee Anne.

Lee Anne Hoffmann Jun 22 2015 2:33 PM

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