Francis “Fritz” William Hoffman
Francis “Fritz” William Hoffman, 93 of Rollingstone, died Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Sauer Healthcare after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.
Fritz was born June 24, 1926 in Rollingstone to Joseph and Josephine (Kalmes) Hoffman. He graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1944 and attended Business College in Winona. On May 7, 1952, he married Theresa (Speltz) Hoffman at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He worked at the Knitting Mills for 2 years before purchasing the Rollingstone Lumber Yard which he owned for 20 years. He eventually sold to Kendell O'Brien but continued to work for them for 40 years, retiring at the age of 83.
Fritz enjoyed golfing and bowling with his best friends, Jim & Rose Kreidermacher. He also enjoyed watching the birds and cheering on his favorite sports teams, The Vikings and Twins. Fritz was involved in the Lions Club for over 30 years, Rollingstone Luxemburg Museum Board, and member of the Rollingstone Business Association. He was a lifelong active member and leader of Holy Trinity Catholic Church as well as St. Theresa & St. Nicholas Society. Fritz was the Person of Hope for Alzheimer's in 2018.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Theresa; children, Roxanne (Michael) Gibneski, Gayle (Donald) McRae, Geri (Duane) Lehnertz, Sue (Thomas) Ryan, Thomas (Cecilia) Hoffman, Patrick Hoffman, Jane (Jim) Hentges and Michael (Julie) Hoffman; daughter-in-law, Donna Hoffman; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren with one more on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Bob; brother, Jim (Jeanne); sister, Delores and daughter-in-law, Glynis Hoffman.
Fritz’s would like to thank Sauer Health Care and staff for all of their loving care and support these past 3 years. Fritz was a legend to the Town of Rollingstone and will be greatly missed by all.
Private family services will be held with a Celebration of His Life at a later date. Cards may be mailed to: Hoff Funeral Home, C/O Fritz Hoffman Family, 3480 Service Drive, Goodview, MN 55987. Hoff Celebration of Life Center – Goodview is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share a memory of Fritz, sign his online guestbook and view his video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com.