RACINE - George Hoffmann passed away peacefully on March 2, 2018 at the age of 96 surrounded by the family whom he adored, and who adored him to the end.
He served his country in World War II by enlisting in the Army Air Corps prior to December 7, 1941. While stationed at Hickam Field in Hawaii, Pearl Harbor was bombed, as well as his barracks at Hickam Field. George survived to return from the war, got his degree in Accounting from Marquette University, and became a cost accountant for JI Case Company. He married his elementary school sweetheart, Fern Frickensmith, and they were together for over 50 years before her passing. George retired at 62 and started a second career as an avid volunteer, serving as a Church Trustee, Literary Council volunteer, and 3rd Grade Volunteer/Tutor at Westridge Elementary School for over 20 years, where he tutored over 740 children in his time there.
He loved the Green Bay Packers and current events, and always kept himself informed of things happening in the world around him. George joined a bowling league sometime before retiring and bowled for many years, in many leagues until his knees no longer allowed it. He made many lifelong friends in Racine, and enjoyed their company with a Monday Morning Men's Breakfast group for many years before outliving them all.
George was the youngest son of Anna and Robert Hoffmann, and had six siblings, all of whom he outlived with his healthy lifestyle. At 40 years old he took up biking to work, and later jogging, and competed in the Lighthouse Run as well as the Bay to Breakers run in San Francisco numerous times.
George is survived by his three children, Garth (Annette) Hoffmann of El Dorado Hills, CA, Jan (John) Fuller of Racine, and Tanya Hoffmann of Tucson, AZ. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Darcey Vanderhoef, Eden Hoffmann, Tristan Fuller, and Jameson Fuller. He is further survived by his sister-in-law, Olga Frickensmith.
George was a special uncle to many nieces and nephews. After his wife's passing, he was also a special friend to Karen Burmeister. He will be dearly missed.
George was preceded in death by his wife, Fern Hoffmann; brothers, Bob, Harold, and Ernie; and sisters, Margaret Larsen, Esther Andrede, and Verna Hoffmann. He was also preceded in death by his sisters-in-law, Florence (Edgar) Eckert, Violet (Roger) Bybee, and Fran (Bill) Peterson, and dear brother-in-law, Bill Frickensmith.
Funeral services for George will be held at Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church, 1700 S Green Bay Rd 53406, on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. Visitation will take place at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. George will be laid to rest at west lawn memorial Park.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.sturinofuneralhome.com
STURINO FUNERAL HOME
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