LAKE GENEVA |
Michael C. Hoffman Jr.
Nov. 28, 1969 — July 19, 2017
Michael C. Hoffman Jr. had the biggest and kindest heart. He would have given all he had to turn a frown upside down. He was always smiling, always joking, and he told stories that could lighten even the darkest mood.
Residing in Lake Geneva, Michael passed peacefully on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the age of 47. Born in Fort Atkinson on November 28, 1969, to Michael C. and Christie (nee Ginner) Hoffman, he grew up in the Town of Rome. Michael graduated in the Class of 1988 at Jefferson High School.
One thing could definitely be said about him: He made friends
everywhere he went and for him, friends were lifelong. His friends
became his family. He was a dedicated member of Fox River Christian
Church, and invited everyone to join him in Sunday praise. He found
freedom in Jesus. If he could, he would wrap his arms around the world
and try his best to save those who were hurting and in need. He helped
all those he knew, but he also wanted to make a difference clear across
the world and sponsor children in Africa. Not only was he OUR hero, he
was a REAL hero, saving the life of a young boy from drowning in 2000
and receiving a Medal of Honor for it. His caring attitude and spirit
led him to be an eye donor, one last act of kindness, so someone can see
through his beautiful blue eyes. Michael had so many talents. He was a
competitive bowler growing up and he was a world champion wrist wrestler
for many years. He had a love for NASCAR, Fox News, and motorcycles ...
but NOT Harley Davidsons. His personality was magnetic. Children loved
him and flocked to him. Michael could tell a story like no other and
make a whole room laugh. But what he was most proud of was his daughter
and being a father to her. Nothing could light up his face quite like