PEORIA - Harold G. Hoffman, 88, of Peoria, Ill., passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Riverview Care Center in East Peoria, Ill.
He was born Dec. 4, 1924, in Peoria, Ill., to Edwin G. and Luella M. (Fieselman) Hoffman. He married Dorothy DeGraff on March 23, 1947, in Peoria, Ill.
As a follower of Christ, Harold was a lifelong member of Forrest Hill United Methodist Church in Peoria, a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Friday Men's Work Group and the Methodist Men's Club. He was also a 50-plus year member of Temple Lodge 46, AF&AM; Scottish Rite Valley of Peoria; Mohammad Shrine of Peoria; American Legion Post 2; Peoria Historical Society; founding member of Lakeview Museum; and a volunteer and site supervisor for Habitat for Humanity.
Harold's hobbies included golfing, fishing, stained glass and spending time with family and friends.
Harold served during World War II in the United States Army as a gun crewman sergeant and was awarded a Bronze Star.
Later, he operated his own business, E.G. Hoffman and Sons, where he worked as a building contractor for 45 years.
Harold is survived by his children, Edwin C. (Linda) Hoffman of Peoria, Ill., Terry L. (Daniel) Pennell of Peoria, Ill., Kenneth C. (Carmen) Hoffman of Hanna City, Ill., and Lisa S. (Mike) Waight of Morton, Ill.; five grandchildren, Joy (Brad) Williamson, Christine (Jeff) Bulfer, Andrew (Rebecca) Hoffman, Sarah (Cory) Vance and James (Sarah Rochford) Pennell; nine great-grandchildren, Ava and Brady Bulfer, Hannah and Ethan Hoffman, Moriah Vance and Brandon, Abby, Carter and Dottie Williamson; and his brother, Frederick (Charlotte) Hoffman of Washington, Ill.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; wife; granddaughter, Kimberly Pennell; and sister, Dorothy Wanner.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Forrest Hill United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Curt Keller officiating. Harold's family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Private burial of cremains will take place at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Forrest Hill United Methodist Church, 706 E. Forrest Hill Ave., Peoria, IL 61603.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.Davison-Fulton.com.
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