Kenneth D. Hoffmann, age 79 of Carlyle, passed away at his home on Friday, December 6, 2019.
Mr. Hoffmann was born in Greenville, Illinois on January 17, 1940, a son of Melvin and Mabel (Zobrist) Hoffmann. He married Marlene Korte on April 23, 1966, at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle and she survives in Carlyle.
In addition to his wife Marlene, Kenny is also survived by his children – Lisa Hoffmann-Hempen of Highland, Illinois, Angie Hart and husband Roy of Hoffman, Illinois, Julie Schnell of Charlestown, Indiana, Brian Hoffmann and wife Keri of O’Fallon, Illinois, and Susan Heiligenstein and husband Steven of Centralia, Illinois; his grandchildren – Marc Hempen (Shaka), Eric Hempen (Morgan), Katie Hempen (Devin), Hayley Hart, Trent Hart, Sydney Hart, Madison Schnell, Abigail Schnell, Elliott Hoffmann, Zoe Hoffmann, Greyson Hoffmann, Alayna Brandmeyer, Sylvia Heiligenstein, and Emma Heiligenstein; his great grandchildren – Stevie Hempen, Jaylynn Hempen, Milo Hempen, and Kai Hempen; and his step-great grandchildren – Taylor Jenkins and D.J. Jenkins. Kenny is also survived by his sisters – Joyce Hempen and Nancy Lowe; a sister-in-law – Roberta Hoffmann; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Melvin and Mabel Hoffmann; his brothers – Wayne, Richard, Elvin, and David Hoffmann; and his in-laws – Ruth Hoffmann, Carol Kellermann, Robert Hempen, Robert Kellermann, and Gene Lowe.
Mr. Hoffmann was a lifelong grain farmer and he also worked as a salesman for Pioneer Seed. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle, formerly of St. Teresa’s Church in Marydale. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 1382, Carlyle, and the Clinton County Farm Bureau. Kenny enjoyed bowling and following the St. Louis Cardinals. He delighted in attending sporting events of his children and grandchildren, as well as their other school activities. He especially enjoyed going to Grandparent Day celebrations. More than anything, Kenny loved being with his family, driving his Case tractor, and harvesting his crops with his John Deere combine!
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle, Fr. George Mauck, Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. and on Wednesday morning from 9:00 – 10:30 A.M. The Knights of Columbus will pray the rosary in his memory at St. Mary’s Church, 7:00 P.M., Tuesday evening.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Hoffmann are suggested to the Parkinson’s Foundation, St. Mary’s Church, Carlyle High School FFA, Mater Dei High School, or to Carlyle Senior Center Meals on Wheels. Donations will be received through Zieren Funeral Home, 1111 Clinton St., Carlyle, IL 62231.
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