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Charles William "Pete" Hoffman

March 30, 1948 ~ October 22, 2020 (age 72)

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Charles William “Pete” Hoffman of Sioux City, former longtime resident of Onawa, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on October 22, 2020.

A memorial service will be 3:00 P.M. Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the Rush Family Chapel, Onawa, Iowa with Jack Gibler officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Pete was born on March 30, 1948, to Clarence William and Dorothy Margaret (Goodman) Hoffman. Pete loved living in the country and eventually developed a love for farming. He graduated from West Monona High School in 1966 and on July 11, 1966, he married Patricia Hanson. On October 24 of that year, they welcomed their oldest daughter, Lisa Kay. On August 29, 1971, they welcomed second daughter, Christina Kaye. After the 80’s farm crisis, Pete gave up farming and started working part time at the Farm Service Agency in 1983, and eventually went full time in 1988. He ended up spending 31 years at the Farm Service Agency, finally retiring in 2014.

Pete loved spending time with his family, his kitties, Bob and Scooter, Sunday family dinners, and tinkering around in his garage.

Pete is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughters, Lisa Cooper and Chris (Mike) Probst; granddaughters, Andrea and Ashley Cooper; niece, Mary Hoffman; sister-in-law, Sandra Hoffman; and his great- grandsons, Mason Baker and Keegan Glasson.

He was preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Dorothy Hoffman; brother, Ronald Hoffman; nephew, James Hoffman; and beloved kitties, Bob and Scooter.

The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at UNMC, St. Croix Hospice, especially Billie and MaKayla, and all the family and friends who took the time to visit, and bring food and flowers.

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Memorial Service
July 31, 2021

3:00 PM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040
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