Wayne Hofmann

Dates

June 18, 1944 - October 11, 2017

Obituary

Wayne Hofmann, 73, of Mitchell, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 5:00 PM Saturday, October 14, at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell with a 4:00 PM visitation with family present. Burial will be 10:00 AM Monday at Salem Mennonite Brethren Cemetery in rural Bridgewater, SD.

Wayne Allen Hofmann was born June 18, 1944 in Freeman, SD to Herbert and Rose (Hofer) Hofmann. He attended country school through 7th grade in Freeman. He moved with his family to California and finished elementary school, then graduated from Lodi Union High School in 1962. He attended the Baptist Church in Lodi, CA where he was baptized. He graduated from National School of Aeronautics, in Kansas City, MO where he specialized in Airline Training.

In 1970, Wayne turned a hobby into a fully operational business which he named Woodbridge Candles. In 1984, he moved back to Freeman and ran the business from there. He sold candles across the US, Mexico, and Canada until retiring in 2000. On June 2, 2001 he married Mary Lou (Pullman) Kelly at the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell.

In 1994, Wayne was honored to travel to Mexico with Governor Walter D. Miller on a trade Mission. Wayne enjoyed traveling, making model cars from kits, geography, and was an avid follower of current events and world news. HE attended Salem Mennonite Brethren Church in Bridgewater, SD. He faithfully attended church at the Bethany Mennonite Church in Freeman. He loved his family and adored his five grandchildren, spending time with them often.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou Hofmann, Mitchell; daughters Karen (Kelly) Sudbeck and husband Doug, Dimock; Kathy (Kelly) Metzinger and husband Brandon, Armour; grandchildren Landon, London, and Leyton Sudbeck and Callum and Blythe Metzinger.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Rose Hofmann, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law Walter and Lydia Pullman.


Visitation(s)

Date
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time
5:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Salem Mennonite Brethren Cemetery
Monday, October 16, 2017 ~ Time TBA
Rural Bridgewater, South Dakota


Posted by Betty Lou Hofmann Harrison on October 12, 2017
Rest in Peace cousin Wayne. May your family be comforted by our Lord and Saviour.
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