JAMES A. HOFFMAN

Jim

 

James A. Hoffman, age 53, of Faribault and formerly of Owatonna, died on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.

Services will be held on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault with the Reverend Steven J. Kuehne, officiating. Interment will be held at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.

Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and also for one hour prior to the services on Friday at the church.

James A., the son of Fred H. and Lora K. (Kading) Hoffman was born on January 13, 1957 in Owatonna. He graduated from Owatonna High School and attended the Albert Lea Technical College. He married Kathy Hallanger on August 6, 1983 in Faribault. He was formerly employed by St. Olaf College of Northfield, Wilson Center of Faribault and Marigold of Farmington.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy; one son, Dustin of Faribault; his mother, Lora Hoffman of Owatonna; his sister Barb (and Jerry) Kaplan of Blooming Prairie; his mother in law, Shirley Hallanger of Faribault; two brothers in law, Charles (and Roberta) Hallanger of Peoria, Arizona and Rick (and Kathy) Hallanger of Faribault; three nieces, Mandy (and Paul) Booth, Nicole Kaplan and Aubrie Hallanger; and two great nieces, Abbie and Lillie Booth.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred; his father in law, Alva "Al" Hallanger; and one nephew, Eric Kaplan.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts maybe directed to the family.

 


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Name: Linda Matakis
Email: lmatakis@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday November 03, 2010

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Kathy and Dustin - I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Husband and Dad. Keep the Lord near and He will guide you through these difficult times. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Name: Kathy Hoffman
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Date: Wednesday November 03, 2010

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27 YEARS IS ALL GOD GAVE US .WE HAD A WONDERFUL SON. You WOULD BE SO PROUD OF HIM. hE IS MY ROCK. The LAST 3 WEEKS WHEN YOU WERE SO SICK i COULD NOT TELL YOU ENOUGH HOW MUCH i LOVED YOU. i ONLY HOPE YOU COULD HEAR ME.The day we took our vows was the happiest day of my life. WE were for richer or poorer in sickness and in health till death do us part.I know It is going to be a long road.My family and friends will get me through this.I know you were always in a lot of pain in your legs.But hon its time to rest. I cant believe we just did this 10 months ago. Say hi to dad tell him I miss him. I love you both with all my heart. i will see you again some day. With all my love and in my heart I'll miss you forever

Name: Mark Lennon
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 03, 2010

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Kathy and Dustin, Deepest sympathies go out both you for the loss of your husband/father. The Lennon family has you in their thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Name: Randall Brase
Email: rbrase@sbcglobal.net
Date: Wednesday November 03, 2010

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My deepest sympathy to the family. Jim was a friend and classmate at OHS class of 1975.

Name: Dustin Hoffman
Email: dustin.j.hoffman@gmail.com
Date: Wednesday November 03, 2010

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we will miss our family vacations instead of locations

Name: Dustin Hoffman
Email: dustin.j.hoffman@gmail.com
Date: Wednesday November 03, 2010

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Dad I will miss you and we always had our disputes but hey like father like son. I wish you were still here it was to soon for you to leave us. We will miss our car rides every weekend and our great family locations. I'll be sure to take care of mom and the pets. oh by the way Gerry took and put the battery in the truck for us and i cleaned out the back end. I wish it didn't have to end like this amd I'm sorry we threw your magazines out but me and mom had no use for them. Also the way I acted you always told mom he's your kid and she would say the same thing to you whenever I did something wrong. I promise I'll get my room cleaned you were always on my case about that. Also with Enya even though she is Dustin's little girl she annoyed the hell out of you and I'm sorry but dad I want to thank you for looking after her while I went to work. Your the best Dad a son could ask for and you will always be watching over me along with Grandpa Hoffman cousin Eric Grandpa Hallanger and Aunt Carol sit down and tell your stories drink a beer and discuss your thing on politics you always had to get your side heard of what was going on with the things that you thought should be discuss. Again dad your the best a son could ask for and thanks for the memories I love you, your son Dustin

Name: Dustin Hoffman
Email: dustin.j.hoffman@gmail.com
Date: Wednesday November 03, 2010

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Dad I will miss you and we always had our disputes but hey like father like son. I wish you were still here it was to soon for you to leave us. We will miss our car rides every weekend and our great family locations. I'll be sure to take care of mom and the pets. oh by the way Gerry took and put the battery in the truck for us and i cleaned out the back end. I wish it didn't have to end like this amd I'm sorry we threw your magazines out but me and mom had no use for them. Also the way I acted you always told mom he's your kid and she would say the same thing to you whenever I did something wrong. I promise I'll get my room cleaned you were always on my case about that. Also with Enya even though she is Dustin's little girl she annoyed the hell out of you and I'm sorry but dad I want to thank you for looking after her while I went to work. Your the best Dad a son could ask for and you will always be watching over me along with Grandpa Hoffman cousin Eric Grandpa Hallanger and Aunt Carol sit down and tell your stories drink a beer and discuss your thing on politics you always had to get your side heard of what was going on with the things that you thought should be discuss. Again dad your the best a son could ask for and thanks for the memories I love you, your son Dustin

Name: mike martinez
Email: martinez@stolaf.edu
Date: Wednesday November 03, 2010

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Jim!! you were and still are one hell of a Guy!! the times you worked at Olaf! were times that I will never forget! you were more than a co-worker you were my friend! time is short for everyone! live each day as if it is your last! and I am sure you did just that! our Sympathy goes out to Kathy/dustin! you will be missed by us! Good-bye! old friend! Mike martinez/family

Name: Bill Souba
Email: billsouba@aol.com
Date: Tuesday November 02, 2010

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My deepest sympathy to Jim's family, he was a friend and classmate at OHS class of 1975.

Name: Melissa M. Bauer
Email: m_bauer18@hotmail.com
Date: Monday November 01, 2010

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I've known James Allen "Jim" Hoffman all my life. He is my godfather first of all. He was a great man. He has a wonderful wife named Kathy and a wonderful son named Dustin. I love Jim dearly. Godfather, I just want to thank you for helping me fix my computer. That was nice of you. I know your 2 dogs Nook and Enya will miss you BIG TIME! I wish you didn't have to leave your friends and family so soon, but I'll see you up in Heaven someday. Say hello to Grandpa Al Hallanger for me please. I love Godfather Jim Hoffman and I always will. I'll be thinking about always and forever. When you are up in Heaven, watch over your mother Lora and your wife Kathy and son Dustin. Be their guardian angel. I'll always say a prayer for you. I miss you!

Name: Mike pirkl
Email: saltandpeppercollector21@yahoo.com
Date: Monday November 01, 2010

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Jim Hoffman was a great guy. helped people fix there computers when they needed them to. he will be greatly missed by everyone. my sympathy goes out to his whole family i'm sorry for your loss.