Lyle Hoffmann (1923 - 2012)

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Lyle Hoffmann

Des Moines

Lyle H. Hoffmann died May 7, 2012 at Iowa Methodist Hospital of complications following surgery. He was a man of deep faith, who found great joy in caring for his family and serving others.

Lyle was born July 29, 1923 in Manning, IA and graduated from Manning High School in 1941. He attended the University of Iowa for two years and was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1943. He completed OCS and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in 1944. He served as a platoon leader on Leyte and Mindanao Islands in the Philippines and then in occupied Japan, where he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and Company I Executive Officer.

Following service, he returned to the University of Iowa, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. After graduation, he joined The Bankers Life Company (Principal) in the accounting area. In 1969, he was named the company's first Internal Auditor and an officer in the company, a position he held until retirement in 1985.

Lyle was a charter member, and served as president of, the Iowa Chapter of Certified Internal Auditors. He served as treasurer of the board of Calvin Community, and also as treasurer for the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate and the Roosevelt High School Band Boosters. After retirement, he served as a volunteer tax aide.

Lyle was a 50 year member and ordained elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church and served on many church and presbytery committees. He also retained membership in the Manning Masonic Lodge for over 50 years.

Lyle is survived by his wife, Gloria; son, David (Lisa) of Medinah, IL; daughter, Anne Hoover (Scott) of Annapolis, MD; four grandchildren: Hannah, Emily and Adam Hoffmann and Riley Hoover; his brother, Burton Hoffmann, of Hawthorne, NY; and cousin, Dean Hoffmann, of Manning, IA.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, with lunch and fellowship following. A private burial will take place on Friday, May 11, at Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter, IA.

The family wishes to express our gratitude to the physicians and nurses in the Critical Care Unit at Iowa Methodist Hospital for their outstanding and compassionate care for Lyle and his family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Westminster Presbyterian Church Foundation.

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Published in Des Moines Register from May 9 to May 11, 2012
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