Hollis Hoffmann

Masonic Services and a Celebration of Life for Hollis Hoffmann, 87, of Jefferson, will be held at 1:30pm Wednesday, April 20 at First United Methodist Church, Jefferson. 

Interment services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22 at St. James Evangelical Church in Stony Hill, MO.

Hollis Hoffman died April 9, 2022 in Jefferson. He was born August 22, 1934 to Louis and Frieda (Freese) Hoffmann of Berger, MO. Hollis graduated from Hermann High School, Hermann, Missouri, in 1952. He was trained by the railroad in telegraphic communications and station management, and was first employed by the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Through the years, Hollis worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad and in 1962 he moved to Iowa and worked for the Rock Island Railroad. In later years he was employed with Pepsi Cola Bottling Company.

On July 30, 1955, Hollis was united in marriage to Marion Fleer.  They were blessed with two children: Shirley and Edwin.  The family lived in many communities during Hollis’s years with the railroad. Hollis was a member of the United Methodist Church in every community in which he resided. He was active on various church boards, served as church Trustee, and belonged to the United Methodist Men’s organization. Currently, Hollis is a member of First United Methodist Church in Jefferson.

Hollis was a people person. He loved spending time with his family, enjoyed genealogy research, and was a passionate community volunteer. He volunteered for many years at Camp Wesley Woods. Hollis also enjoyed refinishing furniture. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. Hollis was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. 

Hollis was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lewis Hoffmann; a sister, Yolanda Zeh; son-in-law, Gerold “Jerry” Will; and granddaughter, Emma Will.

 He will be missed by many, including his wife, Marion Hoffmann of Jefferson; daughter, Rev. Shirley Hoffmann Will of Jefferson; son, Edwin (Lisa) Hoffmann, of the Seattle, WA area; grandchildren: Rachael (Ethan) Howard, Christian Hoffmann, and Elizabeth Hoffmann; one great-grandson, Oliver Howard; one cousin, Greynell Richard; and adopted children, Greg and Nancy Lindaman and their family; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Camp Wesley Woods, Masonic Education Fund, or St. James Evangelical Cemetery Fund. 

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