Dale L. Hoffman

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Dale LeRoy Hoffman, 80, of Dubuque, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016, while enjoying a family dinner in celebration of Father's Day at his daughter’s home.

In honor of his wishes private family burial and celebration of life will be at Dubuque Memorial Gardens where both Dale and his wife, Darlene, who passed in 2014, will be interred together on their 58th wedding anniversary.

Military honors for Dale will be accorded by American Legion Post #6.

Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, Dubuque is assisting the family.

Dale was born Oct. 6, 1935, in Elkport, son of Wilbert and Helen (Amling) Hoffman. He graduated from high school in Edgewood, class of 1954. He married Darlene Opal Reimer of Dubuque on June 28, 1958. He is a veteran of the Korean War Conflict.

He was employed at Farley and Loetcher and also at John Deere before his employment with Peoples Natural Gas in 1958 where he spent 28 years before retirement.

He is survived by two daughters, Darla Herbst and Deanna-Dee (John) Sanner and two sons, Dale (Vonda) Hoffman and Dan (Brenda) Hoffman; eight grandchildren, Tim (Katie) Hoffman, Amy Hoffman, Rachael Houselog, Sam Herbst, Jamie Hirsch, Tricia (Matt Louis) Hirsch, Corey Hoffman, and Tia Hoffman; three step-grandchildren, Alicia Lux, Jocelyn Sanner and Stacy (Ryan) Avenarius; four great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Bert (Joanne) Hoffman; a brother-in-law, Fredrick Tom (Dottie) Reimer and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2014; his parents; a sister Shirley Lewin, three brothers-in-law, Lionel (Shirley) Lewin, Jack (Sandy) Reimer and Gary Reimer; a sister-in-law, Sandy Reimer, and a nephew, Steve Hoffman.

The family wishes to thank the Mercy Hospital emergency room staff along with the Dubuque Fire, Paramedics, and Police Departments for their help with Dale.

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