Benjamin G. "'Bennie'" Hoffman
1929 - 2020
January 11, 1929 – October 12, 2020
Benjamin G. 'Bennie' Hoffman, age 91, of Fremont died Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at home.
Bennie was born Jan. 11, 1929, in Dallas, South Dakota, the youngest of 14 children to Jacob and Katherine (Mauch) Hoffman. He was raised in the area and attended school in both Dallas and Gregory, South Dakota. After his schooling he joined the United States Army and served from 1947 to 1948. On Sept. 28, 1949, Bennie married Betty Schrader in Gregory. After their marriage the couple moved to Dallas where they farmed for 20 years before moving to Fremont in 1969. While living in Fremont he worked for the railroad and then for Hammond and Stephens until he retired.
Survivors include: children, Linda (Jerry) Slade of Tyndall, South Dakota, Bennie Hoffman of Fremont, Debra Privett of Tyndall, Paula (Ron) Bendig of Cedar Bluffs; 15 grandchildren, Amy (Keith) Berg, Jenny (Chad) Hansen, Jackie (Paul) Eichenberger, Chad (Brooke) Slade, Jacob Hoffman, Justin Hoffman, Lisa (Gaylon) Houtsma, Jamie Privett, Shawn (Angie) Privett, Toby (Sara) Privett, Tracey Ventris, Kori (Randy) Poole, Brandon Bendig, Kadi (Jason) Bendig and Cody Bendig; sister, Leona; many great- and great-great-grandchildren; many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
Bennie was preceded in death by his wife Betty on March 25, 2018, 12 brothers and sisters, his parents and an infant great-grandson.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the First Congregational Church, UCC in Fremont. Masks are required. The Rev. Linda Becker Newman will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery with Military Honors by the Fremont Honor Guard. Memorials may be directed to the family. Visitation will be Wednesday with the family present from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Masks are strongly suggested.
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Published by Fremont Tribune on Oct. 13, 2020.
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My heart goes out to your entire family. Cherish all the wonderful memories you have =O=Od
Mitzi Drey
October 14, 2020
Ben was such a friendly guy! I have good memories of him. You are all in my prayers. I hope your memories bring you comfort as you grieve your loss. May God give you peace.=Od=Od
Betsy Fisher
October 13, 2020
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October 13, 2020
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
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October 13, 2020