Richard G. Hoffman

Richard G. Hoffman, 81, of West Bend, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at the Cedar Lake Health Care Center in the town of West Bend.

He was born on Sept. 22,1924, in Milwaukee, to the late Max and Ida (nee Jordan) Hoffman.

At an early age he and his family moved to Minneapolis, Minn.

Just after his high school graduation World War II began. During that time Richard served his country by enlisting in the United States Army Air Corps.

After the war he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Marion J. Phillips, on July 15, 1948 in Minneapolis.

He began working at Motors Insurance Corp., a division of General Motors, as a regional claims manager.

During his career he had the opportunity to work in Minneapolis, Duluth, and Chicago. He was employed with the company for 30 years before retiring in 1981.

After his retirement, Richard worked for another GM appraiser and eventually began his own appraisal business.

Richard and Marion moved to West Bend in 1993.

Survivors include his loving wife, Marion; three children, Susan (John) Conwell of West Bend, Judy (Dean) Smith of Madison and R. Scott (Denise) Hoffman of Coral Springs, Fla.; six grandchildren, Sandra (Patrick) Ebel, Christine (fiancé Eric Clyse) Conwell, Jennifer (Andrew Timm) Conwell, Scott (Melissa) Conwell and Jeremy and Justin Smith; five great-grandchildren, Lauren and Erik Ebel, Shania and Austin Martinez and Braeden Owen Conwell.

He is further survived by a sister-in-law, Carol (Warren) Vanderlinden of Fergus Falls, Minn.; a brother-in-law, Roy Walters of Apple Valley, Minn.; other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Mabel Montgomery, and a sister-in-law, Betty Walters.

In accordance with Richardís request, private cremation services were held.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society or charity of the donorís choice in memory of Richard would be greatly appreciated.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service of West Bend is assisting the family.

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