Francis P. Hoffman

February 7, 1936 - October 30, 2022
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St. Mary Catholic Church
321 Joliet Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
Thursday 11/3, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
St. Mary Catholic Church
321 Joliet Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
Thursday 11/3, 12:30 pm

Francis P. Hoffman, 86, of Watervliet, MI passed away peacefully with family members at his side on October 31, 2022. He was born to the late Eva and John Hoffman on February 7, 1936 and raised in Crown Point, Indiana. Fran loved his country and proudly served in the United States Army. Francis is survivedContinue Reading

Judy Hortyk Brandt left a message on March 23, 2023:
One of the best baking complements I ever received was from Uncle Franny at my mom's house one Christmas day, and he took a bite of my homemade apple pie. And he said "This tastes just like my mother used to make". Love, 'Weird Jude'.
Marty and Debbie Hoffman left a message on February 5, 2023:
Uncle Franny was the most exciting uncle on my Dad's (Robert Sr.) side of the family. Like was described, he was very active. I remember staying at Grandma and Grandpa's and being lucky enough to sleep in Uncle Franny's room. I heard that he water skied for Tommy Bartlett's water show in the Wisconsin Dells, a place we frequented and got to meet Tommy and Tom Diehl. They spoke so highly of Fran. I think my love for snow skiing might have been inspired by him as well. Rest well, Uncle Fran. Say hello to Aunt Billie.
Eston (Bud) Perry left a message on November 3, 2022:
Rest in Peace my good friend!
Kent Walczak left a message on November 3, 2022:
Rest in peace my friend , I will take a few runs at Aspen for you this Winter .
Dave Hoshaw left a message on November 2, 2022:
You will be missed uncle Fran ! A lot of fond memories through the years. Uncle Fran was my godparent and I remember stopping by his car lot we are always trying to talk each other out of cars or swapping cars. I use to always tease him about one of his favorite sayings was referring to somebody as one of those older guys !! Lol. I had a nice visit with him on the phone in July. I wish that I would've found out sooner I would've liked to try to make it back to Indiana for the funeral. But I have some health issues going on with myself as well. He will be missed but the memories will last forever !!
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Kathy Hoshaw Colins left a message on November 2, 2022:
Fond memories of Uncle Fran flood my mind. As a young girl, I helped my grandma Hoffman with chores around the house. One of them was to wake up Fran who enjoyed sleeping in, way past the acceptable time for grandma! He was a very sound sleeper or perhaps a good faker. LOL! Usually tickling was the most productive. Uncle Fran will be greatly missed! I’m have traveled and not had much time with him, since I was young, so I really appreciate the dedication that my cousins have had over the years to be family for Fran. I have been remiss in expressing that. Blessing to you all!
Scott Stanton left a message on November 1, 2022:
On behalf of the entire Stanton family we want to send our condolences to you all for the loss you have had. Fran was a great next-door neighbor for the past 30 year's and will be greatly missed.
Regina Shea left a message on November 1, 2022:
I will always remember you teaching me to water ski on Lake Michigan it was so beautiful clear as glass with fish swimming underneath. And Joan and I got to sleep on Red Silk sheets for our first time, we felt like royalty... Love You To Thee Moon And Back.
Teri Tolman Crussen left a message on November 1, 2022:
Fran was the best godfather anyone could ask for. He was there throughout my entire life with Billie by his side. He was a model of love and friendship. I’m sure my dad was there welcoming him to heaven with open arms.
Donna LeBeau left a message on November 1, 2022:
My deepest condolences to the Hoffman Family on Fran’s passing. Fran loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was a dear friend for which I am thankful for the opportunity to be that. He often spoke of his wife, siblings and nieces and nephews and what a big part of his life they were to him and how proud he was of them all. Fran’s presence will be missed but I know he is now with those he so loved. Rest In Peace Fran… Dear Friend and neighbor, Donna LeBeau
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