Reinhart Conrad Hofmann
Jr., 82 |
Jan. 29, 1934 — April 8, 2016
Reinhart Conrad “Connie” Hofmann Jr., 82, passed away peacefully Friday, April 8, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Connie was born in Milwaukee on Jan. 29, 1934, to Reinhardt and Viola (nee Schultheis) Hofmann Sr. He attended West Division High School and completed four years at Boys Tech College.
Connie worked for Wisconsin Electric Power Co. for 43 years as an underground foreman, retiring in 1996. He was a member of the IBEW Local 2150. He married the love of his life, Patricia Beckmann-Sumter, on May 2, 1959, on Rib Mountain. His favorite hobbies included restoring old cars, racing cars at Slinger Speedway, building bird houses, spending all the time he could with his grandchildren, gardening and raising calla lilies. He enjoyed spending a lot of time in the north woods, hunting and fishing.
Connie is survived by his daughters, Denise Hofmann and Wendy Galecki; son-in-law, Larry Galecki; grandchildren, Taylor, Tanner and Tori Galecki; brother, Edward Hofmann; and granddog, Dozer. He is further survived by other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Patricia; and his sister, Carol.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at The Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) with the Rev. Katherine Kuhn presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.