Louis J. ‘Bud’ Hoffman Jr.

Louis J. "Bud" Hoffman Jr. found peace Friday Oct. 28, 2011, at age 83.

Bud will be dearly missed by his bride of 59 years, Dorothy (nee Mudgett); children, Tom (Pam), Scott (Marsha), Jan (Doug), Bill (Candy), Mark (Sue), Lisa (Larry) and MaryBeth; grandchildren, Andy (Gretchen), Jennifer, David (Joellen), Nate (Jess), Nick, Karissa (Kris), Brianna, Candace (Dan), Bryan, Kyle, Taylor, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rebekah, Roxanne, Jonathan (Naomie), Jeremy (Courtney) and Amanda (Justin); great-grandchildren, Noah, Bryce, Reagan, Miles, Austin, Erika, Alana, Mason, Dylan, Hunter, Riley, Julia and a precious new little Hoffman in November; along with other relatives and friends.

Bud was a proud Navy veteran, and his commitment to service carried on throughout his life. He was drawn to chiropractic and graduated from the National College of Chiropractic. He became involved with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, again serving his fellow man as a member of the VFW Honor Guard and eventually rising to the position of post commander of VFW Post 721 Waukesha.

His love of family and children was obvious – not only did he and his "lovely bride" raise seven children, but he was also involved with the Boy Scouts of America-Waukesha and eventually became a district commissioner. His other achievements included: international president of Cosmopolitan International Club, a diabetic research and awareness organization; naturalist volunteer at Retzer Nature Center-Waukesha; a dedicated 40-year employee of Century Fence; and an active member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family will be donated in Bud’s name to his favorite charities.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. A VFW memorial service will follow and prayers will conclude the visitation. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 W. Highway 59, Waukesha. A procession to St. Joseph Cemetery for entombment will follow. Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.

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