J. H. Hoffman

Born: Mon., Jan. 13, 1919
Died: Thu., Apr. 11, 2013


No services to be held


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J.H. “Hoff”  Hoffman, a longtime resident of Pendleton, died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at his home in Pendleton.  He was 94 years old.  At his request no services will be held.  Inurnment will be in the Olney Cemetery, in Pendleton.  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.  Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com

Mr. Hoffman was born January 12, 1919 in Flood Creek, Iowa.  He was the son of Fred and Clara (Sette) Hoffman.  As a child he moved with his family to Brillion, Wisconsin where he graduated from Brillion High School.  He then attended Carroll College in Waukesha, WI, and later the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  In 1942 he enlisted into the United States Air Force and served his country as a Staff Sergeant during World War II.  He received his honorable discharge in December of 1945.   He came to Pendleton in 1950.  In 1951, he began working as a customer service agent for the United Airlines, during that time he met his wife to be, Ardith Chaney.  He continued to work for United until his retirement in 1981.  After his retirement, he and his wife spent many winters in the Yuma, Arizona area. 

He greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading.  He had been a life member of the VFW Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona as well as a member of the Eagles Lodge #28 of Pendleton and the Elks lodge #288 also in Pendleton. 

Survivors include:  Wife Ardith of Pendleton, a son Mark Hoffman and daughter, Susan Fiddaman both of California.  One step- daughter, Kathy Chaney of Pendleton.  He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters.

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Pat (Patrice) Hall-Walters
   Posted Wed April 17, 2013
Thinking of you, Ardith and family. Our sincere sympathy to you all~

Love, Pat

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