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Richard R. Hoff

December 30, 1922 — August 21, 2014

CLERGY
Rev. Greg Way
MUSIC
Organist ~ Karen Huether
Soloist ~ David Finck
“How Great Thou Art”
Congregational Hymns
 “Amazing Grace”
“Grandpa by the Judds”
ACTIVE CASKETBEARERS
Richard’s Grandchildren
Robert Olsen   
Jessica Morgan
Jill Iliff   
Jeff Haenfler
Nathan Hardman   
Natalie Hardman
Zachary Hardman   
Allison Hardman
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS
Richard’s Great-Grandchildren
Trenton Morgan   
Blake Morgan
Brennen Morgan   
Kurt Iliff
Emersyn Haenfler
Richard Robert Hoff was born on December 30, 1922 in a three room sod house on a farm northeast of Menno to August and Johanna (Reiser) Hoff. He was baptized at Zion Reformed Church and confirmed at Menno Reformed Church. He graduated Menno High School in 1941. Richard was a World War II veteran serving in the military from February 27, 1943 to January 25, 1946. He attended basic training at Camp Ripley in Miami Beach, Florida and was then sent to Europe. He served in the military police and guarded base camp throughout England, France, and Germany.
On June 3, 1951, Richard was united in marriage to Lillian Stoebner at the Reformed Church in Menno. Richard worked 36 years as an engineer for the South Dakota Department of Transportation retiring on December 14, 1984. In his free time, he loved to golf, share coffee with friends at the Corral in Tyndall, complete crossword and jigsaw puzzles, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. They were the joy of his life.
Richard died on Thursday, August 21, 2014 surrounded by his daughters at his residence having attained the age of 91 years, 7 months, and 22 days.
He is survived by his four daughters: Pamela (Bob) Olsen of Kirksville, Missouri, Paula (Gene) Allstot of Vermillion, South Dakota, Patricia (Mike) Hardman of Kalona, Iowa, and Peggy (Ray) Haenfler of Avon, South Dakota; eight grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Lorelei Hoff.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Lillian, his parents, August and Johanna Hoff, an infant son, Robert Richard, and three brothers: August, Calvin, and Alvin Hoff. He will truly be missed by his family, friends, and neighbors.
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