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Larry Allen HoffCLERGY
Rev. Ron Shifley
Rev. Chuck Asche
Organist ~ Sharon Orth
Soloist ~ LeAndra Mogck
"How Great Thou Art"
Larry’s Many Nieces, Nephews,
Great-Nieces and Great-Nephews
Larry Allen Hoff was born on Tuesday, November 2, 1943 at Parkston, South Dakota. He was the second of eight children born to Albert and Olivia (Baltzer) Hoff. He graduated from Scotland High School in 1961. After high school, Larry worked for Art Handel and also at Schmidt’s Furniture delivering propane, amongst other duties. He went to work at the Co-op Farmer’s Association and later became manager. Following his time at the co-op, he became a full-time farmer. Larry served on the board of the Co-op Farmer’s Association for many years, several of them as president. He was a member of the Scotland Volunteer Fire Department for several years. He was a member of the United Church of Christ in Scotland and served in various capacities over the years, from usher to council member. Larry enjoyed sports immensely and devoted many hours of his time to Scotland area athletics. In 1998, he was inducted into the South Dakota Umpire’s Association Hall of Fame and in 2002 was honored at Scotland Sports Day for over 30 years of umpiring baseball in Scotland – from Teeners to Legion to the Scotland town team. He also served as part of the chain gang for the local football team for over 30 years. Larry died on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls at the age of 69 years and 9 days.
Grateful for having shared Larry’s life are his seven brothers and sisters: Duane (Betty) Hoff, Vonda Dobbins, Joe (Theresa) Hoff, Lyle (Jean) Hoff, Lynn Heldt, Renee Magney, and Tamara (Phil) Gagnon; 21 nieces and nephews, 25 great-nieces and great-nephews, and 1 great-great-niece; six aunts: Lenora (Pat) Boehner, Rita Hoff, Sophia Hoff, Emma Hoff, Bertha Baltzer, and Ruth Baltzer; and one uncle, Elmer (Lorraine) Baltzer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Olivia Hoff, and a brother-in-law, Ron Dobbins.
My deepest sympathies to all the Hoff families. It looks like Larry led a full and happy life, and that he especially loved his nieces and nephews. I know you will miss him, but his memory will linger on in your lives forever. Cherish the good times you had with him.
Nancy (Ireland) Wagoner Nov 28 2012 10:06 PM
went to country school with larry, also i was the only one in my class but larry joined me when we had phonics. i was two grades younger than larry. he was a quiet man. lost track of everyone else. except my brother , allen,gets to meet up with duane in sioux falls. about trucking. brother al is a mechanic in sioux falls. god's speed to all. barb,weisser, carda
barbara weisser carda Nov 19 2012 7:00 PM
Larry will be greatly missed by all of those who were fortunate enough to have known him. Farewell, friend.
Alan Bueber & Stacy Whittenburg Nov 17 2012 10:08 AM
Larry is a one of a kind man. Big heart and Great man, Hey ya know! He will be missed. Rest in peace
Hochstein Family Nov 17 2012 6:21 AM
To the Hoff families: Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Sorry for your loss Brian & Connie (Jezek) Tinney
Connie (Jezek) Tinney Nov 16 2012 10:24 PM
To Joe, Terry and the rest of the family, Our deepest sympathies. Words are so inadequate at times such as this. Please know that God is holding Larry close right now and he is feeling no pain. We will remember the games Larry umpired. I (Del) also know that Larry was a man of great faith. God Bless you. Pastor Del, Sue and kids
Del and Sue Neumeister Nov 15 2012 4:10 PM
We feel honored to have had the opportunity to have met Larry on several occasions. We know he was loved and will be missed dearly, especially by his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jeff and Mary Dobbins Nov 15 2012 2:53 PM
We were saddened to hear of Larry's passing. We want to express our deepest sympathy to the Hoff family. You will be in our prayers during this difficult time. As you turn to your faith in God for strength, as well as family and friends, may you find comfort in the time spent sharing your favorite memories of Larry over the years.
Jim and Karen Hess Nov 15 2012 2:03 PM
Sue and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the entire Hoff family. Larry will be missed to say the least. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. I will always have so many fond memories of Larry umpiring so many of my baseball games through out the years. It doesn't seem to long ago that Larry would say "Hey Abba" you know hey - those pitches are missing low!!!!! Good Memories!!!!! God Bless!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sue and Tim Asche Nov 15 2012 11:57 AM
Sincere sympathy in the loss of your brother and uncle. Prayers and condolence go with you.
Daryl G. Wollmann Nov 14 2012 5:52 PM