Leroy Hoffman, 86, Jasper

Leroy Hoffman, 86, of Jasper, died Monday, October 26, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Boone Township April 1, 1934, to Edgar and Dee (Jackle) Hoffman. He had two marriages. His first marriage was to Gladys M. Seitz November 17, 1955. His second was to Patty Wineinger March 16, 1996.

Leroy was a graduate of Jasper High School. He and his brother Nelson owned and operated Hoffman Sawmill in Portersville for over 50 years. He was a lifelong farmer and a member of Jasper Outdoor Recreation and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Haysville. He enjoyed fishing, farming, mushroom hunting, and homemade ice-cream. He loved sports, especially the Indiana Pacers and Indiana University basketball.

He is survived by his wife, Patty Hoffman; three sons; Kurt Hoffman and companion Carol Allen, Haysville, Jerry Hoffman and wife Carla, Jasper, and David Hoffman and wife Cindy, Fairfield, Illinois; two daughters; Cheryl Hauser and Katherine St. Clair, both of Jasper; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren (and one on the way), two brothers-in-law, Robert Wineinger, Nicholson Valley, and Rev. Darrell Wineinger and wife Barbara, Jasper; one sister, Elsie Keller, Jasper; one brother; Nelson Hoffman and wife Sharon, Jasper; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and first wife he was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Hoffman.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Becher Kluesner Funeral Home North Chapel. A prayer service by Pastor Tim Holt will begin at 9 a.m. at the funeral home. Masks and social distancing will be required. The family understands if you cannot make the services because of the pandemic. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Paul’s Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with burial following in Portersville Cemetery. Rev. Darell Wineinger will officiate.

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