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Robert W. Hoffman

May 29, 1955 — September 13, 2022

ROBERT WILLARD HOFFMAN, age 67 of Waseca died on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.


Born on May 29, 1955 in Waseca, Minnesota, he was the son of Leverne and Lillian (Kreuger) Hoffman. Robert was confirmed on March 30, 1969 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waseca. He attended Waseca High School and received his mechanic’s degree from Pipestone Area Technical Institute in 1978. He later attended Austin Technical College for IT.


Robert married Doreen Gekeler on December 13, 1972 in Brookings, South Dakota. He worked for numerous businesses in the area over the years including Rhino, Itron, Palleton, and various other mechanic positions and jobs. He also helped his son at Hoffman Construction. Robert was proud to be one of four generations to work for Waseca Public Schools. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycling, and spending time with his family, especially grandchildren.


He is survived by his wife, Doreen of Waseca; three sons, Jesse (Wanda) Hoffman of Soldotna, AK, Richard (Angie of New Richland) Hoffman of Rochester, and Brian (Missy Kohler) Hoffman of Albert Lea; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings, Cheryl (Mike) Schuur of Waseca, Harold (Patricia) Hoffman of Waseca, David (Debra) Hoffman of Belle Plaine; and Anna (Dean Meyer) Hoffman of Waseca and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; his mother-in-law and father-in-law; and one brother-in-law.


No public services are being held at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends at a later date.



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