Hilary J. "Larry" Hoffmann, 81
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July 4, 1931 ~ January 31, 2013
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday February 4th at 12:00 Noon at St. Augustine's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Hilary J. "Larry" Hoffmann, age 81, of St. Cloud, who died peacefully on Thursday at his residence at Benedict Village surrounded by his loving family. Rev. Jeremy Ploof will officiate. Inurnment will be at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. Friends may call on Sunday between 2:00-5:00 PM at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and on Monday one hour prior to services at the Church. VFW Post 428 will pray at 2:30 PM, followed by the Waite Park American Legion Post 428 at 2:45 PM and Parish Prayers at 4:00 PM.
Larry was born July 4th, 1931 in Waite Park to William and Olivia (Landwehr) Hoffmann. He married Marie Winkler of St. Cloud on September 20th, 1952 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Renton, WA. Larry served in the Korean War and was wounded on his birthday, July 4th, 1953. He lived in Washington State and returned to St. Cloud in 1967. Larry was employed at St. Cloud Tool and Die, Komo Machine, and retired from the Minnesota Correctional Facility in 1988. Larry was a member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church, Waite Park American Legion Post 428, and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and VFW Post 428.
Survivors include his wife Marie, children, Michelle "Shelley" Bratvold (David) Elk River, Michael Hoffmann (Diane) Becker, and Carla Butenhoff (Tom) Rogers, grandchildren, Matthew (Debra), Justin, Nicholas and Christopher Bratvold, Joseph Hoffmann and Lisa McCalla (David), and TJ and Mackenzie Butenhoff, great-grandchildren, Kyle, Lance, Brian, Lauren, Cole and Seth, great-great grandchild Raelee Grace, brother, Daniel Hoffmann (Mary Ann) Frisco, Texas, sisters, Mary Ann Salin (Jerry) Renton WA, and Armella Hawley, Renton WA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Wilfred Hoffmann, and sisters Glendoris Koerner, and Rita Pull.
Memorials are preferred to the Disabled American Veterans or Trinity Works in care of Christopher Bratvold's Ministry.
The family would especially like to thank Larry's nurse Jennifer, Dr Nardi and his staff and the St. Cloud VA Medical Center for the great care they gave also a heartfelt "thank you" to the Karen and Paul Daniel Family and Linda Westberg for their love and care throughout the years.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 1, 2013