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Norbert Joseph (Butch) Hoffman
RIO VERDE, AZ: Norbert Joseph (Butch) Hoffman 71, of Rio Verde, AZ passed away September 21, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was born to Bernarde and Luella Hoffman in Fremont, Ohio on January 16, 1941.
He graduated from St. Joseph Central Catholic High School and attended the University of Detroit. Located in Lake Orion, Michigan, Butch and his brother-in-law, Bill Wright, developed and expanded their company, Lawrence Plastics, Inc. Upon retirement, he moved to Arizona and became a member of the Rio Verde Country Club. He golfed regularly, traveled the world, and donated much of his time building houses for Habitat for Humanity.
He was a devoted husband and a kind and loving father and grandfather. His wit, integrity, and quiet generosity will be greatly missed by all who knew and adored him.
Butch is survived by Sharon, his wife of 49 years; his children Tim (Alisa), Steve (Michelle), Sandy Weisbrod (Mark), Todd (Pam), and Denise Goetz (Greg); 14 grandchildren; and brothers, Ken Hoffman, Fred Hoffman; and sister, Kathleen Walton.
A memorial mass was held on Saturday, September 29, at St. Dominic Mission in Rio Verde, AZ.
Donations can be made to The Foundation Fighting Blindness at www.blindness.org.
Published in the The News-Messenger on Oct. 6, 2012