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Michael J. Hoffman


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Michael J. Hoffman

Born: Aug. 29, 2014; in Woodstock

Died: Sept. 5, 1933; in Chicago

Michael J. Hoffman, age 80, of Ringwood, died Friday, August 29, 2014, at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock.

He was born September 5, 1933, in Chicago to Joseph Lawrence and Cecilia (Rzepka) Hoffman. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served as a corpsman from 1956 to 1958. While serving, he married Barbara Genest in Waterville, Maine on June 14, 1958.

A resident of Ringwood for the past three years, Michael was a former resident of Mesa, AZ for 18 years after living in Buffalo Grove for 41 years. A letter carrier for the United States Post Office for over 27 years, he worked at the Wheeling Post Office before retiring in 1992.

He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Wonder Lake, and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #8473.

Enjoyments included fishing, senior softball, and watching Chicago sports. In his earlier years, Michael also enjoyed camping.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Barbara; six children, Matthew (Marybeth) Hoffman, Carol (the late James) Radloff, Joann (LaVern) Hunter, Janet (William) Foltz, William (Peggy) Hoffman, and Edward (Michelle) Hoffman; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas (Gloria) Hoffman; a sister, Emily (the late Harold) Karas; and a sister-in-law, Marge (the late Ted) Hoffman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, James; a sister and eight brothers.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Visitation will resume Thursday, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5006 E. Wonder Lake Road, Wonder Lake, IL 60097. The funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Christ the King Cemetery, Wonder Lake.

Masses or memorials to his family would be appreciated.

For more information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com,
Published in the Northwest Herald on Sept. 1, 2014
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