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520 S. Main St., PO Box 363
Platte, SD 57369
Phone: 605-337-3857
Fax: 605-337-2374
James Hoffman

James "Red" Hoffman

Friday, April 7th, 1933 - Saturday, December 26th, 2020
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James “Red” Hoffman, 87, of Plankinton, SD passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral Mass is 10:30 A.M. Thursday, December 31, 2020 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Plankinton. A Committal Service with Military Honors will follow at Mizpah Catholic Cemetery, Plankinton. Visitation will be held at the church from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 30, 2020 with a 7:00 P.M. Wake Service.

James Hoffman was born on April 7, 1933 to Martin and Caroline (Krell) Hoffman in Plankinton, SD. He graduated from Plankinton High School, served his country in the US Army and went on to become a Lineman for Tri-County Electric. On August 22, 1955 James was united in marriage to Ida Atkinson at St. John’s Catholic Church in Plankinton.

Red was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, loved hunting, fishing and boating – especially at Twin Lakes.

Grateful for having shared in Red’s life: his wife of over 65 years, Ida Hoffman of Plankinton, SD; his son, Jerry Hoffman of Plankinton, SD; a daughter-in-law, Tammy Hoffman of Mesa, AZ; six grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren: Tori (Travis) Grode – Isabelle and Owen; Joe (Crystal) Hoffman – Vanessa, Ethan, Dreyton and Amelia; Beth (Phil) Victor – Kenzie, Emersyn, Tony and Ross; Brandi (Marcus) Bermea – Jace, Griffin and Braelyn; David Hoffman; Josie Hoffman; a brother, Robert (Kris) Hoffman of Watertown, SD; a sister, Janet Vlasman of Madison, SD; two sisters-in-law: Lenora Hoffman of Plankinton, SD and Betty Hoffman of Mitchell, SD; a special friend, Lee Hammerbeck; along with many nieces and nephews.

Red was preceded in death by his son, Jim Hoffman; a daughter-in-law, Gail Hoffman; his parents, Martin and Caroline Hoffman; three brothers: Ozzie, Alvin and Dale Hoffman; and a brother-in-law, Duane Vlasman.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    St. John's Catholic Church
    209 E. 3rd St.
    PLANKINTON, SD 57368
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    7:00pm Wake Service
  • Service

    Thursday, December 31st, 2020 | 10:30am
    Thursday, December 31st, 2020 10:30am
    St. John's Catholic Church
    209 E. 3rd St.
    PLANKINTON, SD 57368
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    Fr. Robert Lacey
  • Interment

    Mizpah Catholic Cemetery
    PLANKINTON, SD 57368
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    Military Honors by VFW Aurora County Post #6554 of Plankinton, SD.


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Mary Dodds

Posted at 01:50pm
My sympathy to Ida, Jerry, Janet, and all the family. Lots of memories go with Red but good memories stay, too. A long and well-lived life.
Mary Ann Mullivan Dodds

Brad Hogie

Posted at 06:08pm
My sympathy to Ida and the family.
Brad Hogie

Darlene Hallem

Posted at 11:23am
I haven't seen Red since the mid-80s, but he and Ida are never forgotten. Love the pictures of him as an older guy, looks like I remember. We had great times skiing at his cabin on Twin Lakes, various state bowling tournaments and fun in general. Familly, God bless your memories of a long life together. Sincerely, Darlene Berheim Hallem

sharon timmermans

Posted at 06:54pm
Mrs. Hoffman,
I saw your husband's obituary and upon reading the obit, I just had to leave you a note of sympathy. It was about 55 or so yrs ago we were both in Fairview school. Hope you are still enjoying good health. My Sympathy..Sharon (Hansum) Timmermans.

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