WILLIAM RICHARD "DICK" HOFFMAN

Born: Fri., Sep. 21, 1923
Died: Thu., Sep. 6, 2018


Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., Sep. 12, 2018
Location: Gorman Funeral Homes-Platte Chapel


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Funeral services for William Richard “Dick” Hoffman, 94, will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Gorman Funeral Homes-Platte Chapel in Wheatland, Wyoming with Pastor Jeremy Haroldson officiating. Inurnment will be in the Wheatland Cemetery.   Military honors will be accorded by Laramie Peak VFW Post 3558 and Ora Call American Legion Post #10.
Dick Hoffman passed away at his home on Thursday, September 6, 2018.
Dick was born September 21, 1923 in Little Bear, Wyoming to Cecil L. and Inez Mae (Scott) Hoffman. He grew up south of Wheatland on the family farm.  He enlisted in the United States Army in 1943, and served as a paratrooper in the Second World War. He was honorably discharged on January 11, 1949.  He was married to Doris F. Walther on March 3, 1946.  In February, 1961 they adopted their only son, Larry.
Dick went to work for White’s Appliance in Wheatland after leaving the Army.  He and his brother Roy Hoffman ran a custom farming business for several years.  He was also employed by Willcuts for a period of time.  In 1966 he went to work as a diesel mechanic for Knisley-Moore Construction.  Throughout the next few years worked for other construction companies in the same capacity and in 1973 he returned to Wheatland and worked for Lindstrom Ready Mix until he retired.  He also enjoyed operating a beekeeping business with his brother, Roy and nephew, Rich Hoffman.
Dick enjoyed reading, fishing, hunting, and gardening.  He belonged to the local Laramie Peak VFW Post 3558 and enjoyed participating in all their activities.  He also was a volunteer at the Laramie Peak Museum in Wheatland.  He especially enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Doris F. Hoffman of Wheatland; son, Larry L. Hoffman of South Carolina; granddaughter, Linsee L. Hoffman of Buffalo, Wyoming; grandsons, Christopher L. Hoffman of Buffalo, Stephen L. Hoffman of South Carolina, and Brandon L. Hoffman of Florida; great granddaughter, Kennedy L. Hoffman of Buffalo; and many other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Roy Hoffman and Raymond Hoffman; and four sisters, Mae Crouse, Marie Parish, Dorothy Jones, and Ruth Feil.
A reception will follow the funeral services at the VFW in Wheatland.
Serving as urnbearer will be Larry Hoffman.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Hoffman, Christopher Hoffman, Ralph Carlson, Stephen Hoffman, Alan Bennett, and Rod Birkle.
A memorial to the Laramie Peak VFW Post 3558, 1401 Ninth Street, Wheatland, Wyoming 82201 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.

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Dana Vineyard
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
Doris and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Dick's death. You are in my prayers and thoughts. So many wonderful memories we all have of you two.
Dana

Angela Bosquez
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
So sad to hear of his passing. He was the kindest man. I had the opportunity to meet , he and Ms. Doris, working for his son and daughter in law. He adored Ms Doris. They loved visiting their family. I know he will be greatly missed by all. Prayers to each of you for comfort and strength through this time. Heaven certainly gained a beautiful soul. God bless each one of you. Angela B.

Terry and Susan Jenkins
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
Dear Mrs. Hoffman, Larry, and Family

We are so sorry for the loss. We know he will be deeply missed.

Marilyn Livers
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
Dear Doris, Larry, and all their family: It was a blessing to live next door to Dick for 45 years. Dick was always so hospitable--he loved visiting and having company. He loved his country and was glad to serve in the Army. Returning to Wheatland he served in the local VFW with enthusiasm. The love that Dick and Doris shared for 72 years was an inspiration to all of us. Dick was a buddy to my late husband, Jim, when he was sidelined here at home for quite a few years. Dick will not be forgotten. God comfort each one of you. Marilyn Livers

Judy Stobbe
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
Our condolences to the Hoffman family, you're in our thoughts and prayers. God bless....Judy, Tracy, Kristin and Laura

Susan C Pentico
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Susi Jones Pentico.

Uncle Dick, May you Rest In Peace, WE all send our love to Aunt Doris, Larry and the Family, From The Jones Family, Susan & Fred's Family, Roberta & Alan, Lucky & Marti and Dale & Arlene .


clayton tracy
   Posted Wed September 12, 2018
My condolences go out to aunt Doris an Larry Hoffman for their lost of a great husband an father may he rest in peace.

Deborah Grasso
   Posted Wed September 12, 2018
Brandon, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Deborah, Sharmon, Tanya, Diane, Richard, Lyn & Daniel

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Donn comstock
   Posted Wed September 12, 2018
My deepest sympathy and prayerz

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