Gerald L. Hofmann

Gerald L. Hofmann, 83, of Oconomowoc, entered into eternal life surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. He is survived by the love of his life, Carol (nee Ebert); two daughters, Dianne (Mark) Buchholtz of Oconomowoc, and Dawn (Thomas) Kreklow of Delafield. He was the loving grandfather of Dr. Stephanie (Dr. Scott) Baginski, Chad Buchholtz, Andrew Kreklow and Kayla Kreklow, as well as the cherished great-grandfather to Julia and Sophia Baginski. He also is survived by one brother, Thomas Hofmann of Milwaukee; sisterin- law, Grace (Ken) Ehlenbach; brother-in-law, John (Elaine) Ebert; nieces and other relatives and friends.

Jerry was a locomotive engineer for the Milwaukee Road, Soo Line, and Canadian Pacific Railway for 42 years. He enjoyed 25 years of retirement and over 60 years of marriage.

He was a member of the Golden “K” Kiwanis Club for six years, member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and served as an elder at his church.

Jerry was a devoted husband, very generous, caring and loving father and faithfilled man who trusted Christ as his Savior.

A celebration of his life will take place at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home in Oconomowoc on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. with the funeral service at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Angels-Grace Hospice in Oconomowoc, First Presbyterian Church in Delafield or the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin.

The family would like to thank all the wonderful, caring and loving staff at AngelsGrace Hospice for their exceptional care and support.