Dennis Hoffman
1946 - 2020

Hoffman, Dennis Keith "Denny"

PLAINFIELD - Dennis Keith "Denny" Hoffman, 73, of Plainfield, passed Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at his home, after a two-year battle with lung cancer.

Denny was born Dec. 25, 1946, in Beaver Dam, the son of the late Norris J. and Luverne C. Hechemovich Hoffman. Denny was a 1965 graduate of Waupun High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served two tours in Vietnam from 1966-1970 and earned the rank of PO2. He immediately hired on with AT&T and retired from there in 2001. Denny was a life-time member of the DAV and VFW. On July 2, 1977, he married Barbara Pattee. They resided in Round Lake, Ill., for 30 years and spent those years building their retirement home on Long Lake outside Plainfield. In 2010 they became snowbirds, spending summers at their home and winters at their home in Fort Pierce, Fla. Denny enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, racing stockcars (in his early years), and building classic cars. You could usually find him in the garage with some project going on. Denny and Barb traveled as much as they could in their motorhome.

Denny is survived by his loving wife and companion of 45 years, Barb; devoted daughter, DeAnna (Tony) Kasper of Beaver Dam; two sons, Darrin (Michele) of Sturtevant, Wis., and Daane (Alanna) Hoffman of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; seven grandchildren; sister-in-law, Pat (Larry) Frank of Fox Lake, Wis.; and mother-in-law, Joyce Pattee of Waupun.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and father-in-law, Edward Pattee.

Graveside services for Denny Hoffman will be held Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at 11 a.m. at FOREST MOUND CEMETERY in Waupun. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post 210 of Waupun. Please follow current COVID-19 protocol with masks and social distancing.

Memorials may be directed to Disabled American Veterans at

A special thank you to Ascension At Home Hospice Care for taking care of Denny.

Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Visit our website at for more information and to send condolences.

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Published by on Nov. 14, 2020.
Graveside service
, Waupun, Wisconsin
Funeral services provided by:
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home
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A great high school freind!!! Sorry for your lost!
Rich hollnagel
November 18, 2020
DeAnna and family. I am so sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. May your memories of him give you comfort throughout this tough time. Thoughts and prayer are with all of you.
Lynn Swiggum
November 16, 2020
Holding you in my heart Barb. Sending strength to you as well.
Donna Chase
November 16, 2020
One of the nicest people I've ever known, pray you're OK Barb
Cheryl Robbins
November 16, 2020