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In memory of

Maurice T. Hoffman

of Wall, South Dakota, died on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City at the age of 83

Maurice T. Hoffman was born October 11, 1922 in Wall, South Dakota, the son of George Dewey and Faye (Shull) Hoffman. He grew up in the Creighton area and attended rural schools in that area. He then attended Wall High School, graduating in 1941.

After graduation, he worked various jobs in the area before enlisting in the United States Navy in 1944. After his honorable discharge in 1950, Maurice returned to the Creighton area to work on a ranch.

Maurice was united in marriage to Audrey White on February 17, 1951 in Spearfish, South Dakota. They made their home in the Pedro area for five years before moving to Creighton, where he worked for Walter Hoffman. Maurice and Audrey later purchased the George Wilsey ranch, which they have continued to operate and reside all their married life.

Maurice enjoyed being a bee keeper for four years and was very talented working with cedar wood.

Maurice was a long time member of the Carroll-McDonald American Legion Post #246 of Wall, and the VFW Post #1273 of Rapid City.

Grateful for having shared his life include his wife of fifty-four years, Audrey Hoffman; a son Wally Hoffman and his wife Carol of Creighton; a daughter Debbie Turner and her husband Doyle of Kenton, Ohio; nine grandchildren Christy Black, Dirk Coe, Scott Hoffman, Kim Hoffman, Zeb Hoffman, Zane Hoffman, Zach Turner, Zack Hoffman, and Shane Turner; four great-grandchildren, Hannah Hoffman, Harmony Hoffman, Tim Coe, and Elizabeth Coe; a brother Ray Hoffman of California; a sister Lorna Moore and her husband George of Quinn; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Maurice was preceded in death by a son George Hoffman on November 2, 1982; his parents; a brother Floyd Hoffman; and two sisters Rachel "Betty" Hoffman and Colleen "Hattie" Hennessey.

Visitation was held 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.on Sunday, December 18, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Monday.

Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 19, at the Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Brad Kattelmann officiating.

Interment with military honors by the Carroll-McDonald American Legion Post #246 of Wall, was in the Wall Cemetery.

A memorial is established.

Monday, December 19, 2005 2:00 p.m.
United Methodist Church
Wall, South Dakota
Pastor Brad Kattelmann
Carol Hahn – Pianist
Lucille Holsether – Vocalist
"How Great Thou Art"
"Old Rugged Cross"
"Green Green Grass of Home"
Bill Leonard – Jerry Johannesen – Norm Klingbile
Jef Wilsey – Frank Wilsey
Arthur McIlravy – Kent Lurz
Brett Prang – Bill Hennessey
All Relatives and Friends in Attendance
Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota

Monday, December 19, 2005 2:00 p.m.
United Methodist Church
Wall, South Dakota

  • There are no words we can think of to convey to you our feelings. What a kind, gentle, soft spoken man. This world was a better place because of him. We will keep you all in our prayers. ~ Gary and Julie Nixon 22401 Deadman Creek Rd., Philip, SD 57567 (12/15/2005)
  • The Pedro community lost a good friend and a good neighbor. ~ Jiggs O'Connell 4019 Maple Avenue, Rapid City, SD 57701 (12/15/2005)
  • Was so sorry to hear about Maurice, we called him Dewey in school as he and I was in the same grade through high school in Wall and graduated in 1941. Our class will certainly miss him. ~ Aletha and Kenneth Wood 1901 Plum Ck. Parkway. #14, Lexington, NE 68850 (12/15/2005)