Irving Hoffman (1917 – 2006)

Irving R. Hoffman, age 88 a resident of Racine, died Thursday June 22, 2006 in Kenosha.

Born on August 23, 1917 in Racine he was the son of the late Robert and Agnes (Barton) Hoffman and stepmother Margaret (Groulik) Hoffman.

He was educated in the schools of Racine.

From 1935 to 1946, he lived in Alma Center WI where he was working as a farmer along with his father. On June 8, 1944, he married Ann I. Lamberty in Alma Center WI at Immaculate Conception Church. She preceded him in death on July 14, 1999.

In 1946, they moved back to Racine, where he was employed as a bus driver until he purchased a local furniture store, which he owned and operated as Hoffman?s Furniture for over 50 years.

He was a member of St. Lucy?s Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Holy Name Society and served as an usher and greeter. He belonged to the Downtown Businessman?s Association and served on the Elmwood Plaza Board of Directors.

He is survived by 5 sons; Dennis (Katherine) of Cedarburg WI; Donald (Susie) of Fishersville VA, Irving (Becky) of Racine WI, Allan (Carolyn) of Delavan WI, Dwight of Racine WI, three daughters; Jeanette Hoffman of Racine WI, Vicki Hoffman of Appleton WI, Monica (Terry) Moloney of Franksville WI, thirteen grandchildren; Janice (Michael) Zimmermann, Lisa (Greg) Celebre, Mark (Debbie), Scott (Stephanie), Shane, Lauren , Michael, Jordan, and Evan Hoffman, Mickey (Dana), Jason (Denise), and Alyssa Callewaert, Shawn (Tiffany) Moloney, seven great grandchildren; Emma, Ethan, Alex, Ashley, Nicole, Cheyene, Briannah, and one sister Agnes Hart of Brookfield WI, three sisters-in-law Helen Hoffman, Matilda Rosenbalm, Helen Lamberty, and one brother-in-law Joe Lamberty and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one brother Robert and four sisters Viola Lehman, Edna Schwelitz, Sister Augustinia, and Ilene Hoffman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday June 26, 2006 at St. Lucy Catholic Church in Racine at 10:30AM. Visitation will be on Monday at the church from 9:30AM until the time of Mass. Burial will follow at the Bohemian National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Meals on Wheels, Hospice Alliance, or St. Lucy Catholic Church would be appreciated.

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