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Obituary: Charles L. Hoffman

Obituary: Charles L. Hoffman

July 12th, 2019 in Obituaries

Charles L. Hoffman, age 77, of Linn, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. Charles was born October 24, 1941, in St. Aubert, a son to the late Elmer H. and Ruth C. (McKnight) Hoffman. Charles was a 1959 graduate of Chamois High School and a 1966 graduate of Linn Technical College with a degree in drafting. On June 10, 1961, he was united in marriage to Catherine M. Lieneke in Morrison. She survives of the home. Charles was a union bricklayer for over 50 years. He worked in 36 different states and the Virgin Islands for Geo. P. Reintjes out of Kansas City, Missouri before establishing Charles Hoffman Masonry in 1974. Charles also farmed and raised cattle on their Century Family Farm in Chamois. He was a member of St. John's Methodist Church in Linn and served on the Board of Trustees, Administrative Board and various committees. He was also a board member of Deer Creek Cemetery Association. Charles loved to fish and hunt, enjoyed playing his guitar, and woodworking. In addition to his spouse of 58 years, Charles is survived by: two sons, Ronald C. (Veronica) Hoffman and Carl D. (Cindy) Hoffman, all of Linn; two daughters, Charlotte M. (Greg) Jones and Karen E. (Frank) Verslues, all of Jefferson City; two sisters, Betty S. Haake and Linda C. Hoffman, both of Jefferson City; 11 grandchildren, Elizabeth (Samual) Reinkemeyer, Charles "Chase" J. Hoffman, Zebulon H. (Kandiss) Hoffman, Steven D. (Kassie) Hoffman, Lucas T. (Ashley) Hoffman, Eden E. and Reese A. Jones, Reagan E., Ashton J., Nathaniel J., and Riley K. Verslues, and one on the way; six great-grandchildren, Charles J., Margaret A. and Daniel J. Reinkemeyer, Kendell A. Hoffman and one on the way, Bailey A. Hoffman, and Lillian R. Hoffman; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Shirley Jean Hoffman, and his mother and father-in-law, Grover L. and Margaret C. (Busse) Lieneke. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Morton Chapel in Linn. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn with Rev. Carolyn Goyer officiating. Interment will be in the Deer Creek Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Deer Creek Cemetery Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Mo. (573-897-2214) www.mortonchapel.com