James J. Hoffman age 92, of Missouri Valley, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, at his home. Jim was born March 29, 1930, in Nebraska City, Neb., to Thomas and Mary (Childers) Hoffman. He married Patricia McCoy on Aug. 3, 1952. They were blessed with 70 years together. Jim joined the United States Army in June of 1947, at the age of 17; he was stationed in Japan and Korea. He was Honorably discharged June of 1950. He was employed by Yellow Truck Lines, Home Comfort and Air Way Sheet Metal, he was a member of Woodmen Life and McDonald’s Coffee group.
His family was his passion, he also enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, bowling, playing cards and was a marble champion.
James is preceded in death by his mother and father; stepfather; brothers, William and Ivan; sisters, Mary Frances Freize and Viola Bradley.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Hoffman of Missouri Valley; sons, Daniel (Susan) of Missouri Valley, Andrew (Debbie) of Savannah, Mo., Steven (Rollene) of East Moline, Ill.; daughters, Peggy Holford (Patrick) of Council Bluffs, and Marsha Barry of Missouri Valley; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; one sister, Wanda Gwennap of Council Bluffs; and many nieces and nephews and special friends.
Visitation and funeral were Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022 at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley. Pastor Connie McWilliams officiated. The music selections were “Holes in the Floor of Heaven”, “Footsteps”, “Walk with Me” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. The honorary bearer was Remington Hoffman. The casket bearers were Brian Hoffman, Jacob Hoffman, Lucas Barry, Kip Smith, Frank McCann and Bill Fox. The final resting place is Branson Cemetery in Loveland. Military Honors were conducted by The United States Army Corp.
Arrangements made by Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley. www.hennesseyonline.com