Roger Donald Hoffman, Sr.

Roger Donald Hoffman, Sr. passed away April 29, 2024, in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. He was born in Merrill, Wisconsin on June 12, 1933, to Arthur Rudolph Hoffman and Ida Marie (Gehrt) Hoffman. Roger was the eleventh of fourteen children. There were seven boys and seven girls in the family.

He served in the USAF as an aircraft and engine mechanic and electrician. He also worked at ROW and Wire Products in Merrill.

Roger enjoyed building and built numerous homes. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. In his older years he enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, playing Yahtzee, watching Westerns, and reading large-print Westerns his son-in-law, Jeff would pick him up at the library. He also enjoyed going on long rides with his daughter, Joy looking for wildlife while drinking a shake she would stop and pick up for him. He lived with Jeff and Joy for the last few years of his life.

Roger was married to Carol Joyce Larson, and they had six children: Joy (Jeff) Weber, Christine Rohmeyer, Linda (Randy) English, Mike (Sue) Hoffman, Bob Hoffman, and Lori (Greg) Radke. Carol passed away at the age of 39.

Some years later Roger married Rose Mary Duginski. He had four stepchildren: Carrie (Mike) Baumgart, Vince Zoellner, Renee (Doug) Smith and Colleen (Aaron) Skoviera. They also had one son together, Roger Hoffman, Jr.  Rose passed away nearly four years ago.

He had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren from both families that he loved spending time with.

Roger was preceded in death by both his wives, his grandson, Andy Hoffman, his stepson, Vince Zoellner, his parents, his brothers and sisters: Herman, Alice, Harry, Adeline, Marie, Marvin, Mildred, Art, Florine, Betty, Tom and Judy as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is survived by his brother Kenneth (Ethel) Hoffman of Strafford, MO and his sister-in-law, Evelyn (Hoffman) Harrison of Mesa, Arizona as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to Tomahawk Health Services, Compassus Hospice Care, Rhinelander, and the VA Caregiver Support Group from Colby (Kristi and Chelsea) for all the wonderful care they gave Roger as well as the support they gave to the family. Thank you too to the VA for the support they offered Roger while he lived with Jeff and Joy.

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