Archive for Monday, September 22, 1997


September 22, 1997


— Services for Fred Albert Hoffman, 76, Ottawa and Pomona, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, west of Centropolis.

Mr. Hoffman died Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, at his home in Pomona.

He was born May 9, 1921, in the Appanoose community near Centropolis, in Franklin County, the son of Benjamin and Grace Bragg Hoffman.

He grew up in the Appanoose area and attended Brubaker Rural School and Appanoose High School.

Mr. Hoffman served in the Army during World War II. After receiving his discharge from the military he worked at Centropolis and later for the Hercules Power Plant in DeSoto.

For most of his life, he worked as an automobile mechanic, having worked for Minnick Motors in Ottawa for many years.

He was a member and past grand master of Anchor Masonic Lodge No. 224, A.F.&A.M.; in Williamsburg.

Survivors include a son, Buddy, and a daughter, Judy Chambers; eight sisters, Vergie Heffner, Lawrence, Myrtle Eggart, Tucson, Ariz., Anna Stahl, Overbrook, Theresa Salsburg and Doris Brown, both of Ottawa, Sally Hepner, Topeka, Wilma Donneo, Dallas, and Maradona Cain, Iola; two brothers, Maurice Hoffman, Des Moines, Iowa, and Donald Hoffman, Tucson, Ariz.; and several grandchildren.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Assn. Memorials may be sent in care of the funeral home.

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