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Raymond J. Hoffmann

Raymond J. Hoffmann, age 80, of Winsted, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

He was born in Winsted Township, McLeod County Oct. 22, 1925, the son of Frank and Elizabeth Krueger Hoffmann.

Raymond Hoffmann was joined in holy marriage to Annella Fiecke Oct. 10, 1953, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with five children. Raymond and Annella celebrated both their 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries.

Raymond farmed five miles southwest of Winsted for many years. In addition, he formerly worked at Sterner Lighting Systems for 13 years, and also engaged in outdoor painting.

The Hoffmanns moved to Lester Prairie in 1981, and later to Winsted.

Raymond was a lifetime member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, and belonged to Holy Family Council 204 for more than 50 years.

He is survived by his wife, Annella C. Hoffmann; children Linda (Marvin) Jungels of Watkins, David Hoffmann of Hillman, Bob (Terry) Hoffmann of Stewart, Tom (Beverly) Hoffmann of Silver Lake, and Mary Ellen (Mike) Nemitz of Hutchinson; seven grandchildren: David and Cathy Hoffmann, Matthew and Wendy Hoffmann, and Nicole, Stephanie and Ryan Hoffmann; two great-grandchildren: Dylan and Katelyn Kraemer; seven step grandchildren: Joseph, Derrick, Arlene, and Darla Hoffmann, Michael Nemitz, Dawn Schultz, and Michelle Exsted; and 19 step great-grandchildren: Joel, Joshua, Natasha, Damon, Trevor, Hailey, Rebecca, Alyson, James, Lillian, Matthew, Michael, Elizabeth, Tera, Mikayla, Eric, Dylan, Krystal and Shaylee.

Raymond is further survived by a sister, Leona (Tom) Drew of Winsted; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Sidora Koch of Winsted, Alberta Fiecke of Watkins, Alvina Fiecke, and Shirley Fiecke, both of Winsted, and Tom Fasching of Eden Prairie; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Elizabeth Hoffmann; an infant brother; an infant sister; brother Ben Hoffmann in World War 11; sister and brother-in-law Laura and George Mehring; brother Louis Hoffmann; father-in-law and mother-in-law John and Clara Fiecke; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Cletus Fiecke, Rosella and Lambert Hertzog, Clinton Koch, Lawrence Fiecke, Virgil Fiecke, Marvin Fiecke, and Marietta Fiecke Fasching; and by nephews Ronald Koch and Gerald Fiecke.

A Mass took place Saturday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Paul L. Wolf was the celebrant. Alice Nowak was the organist, and special music was by Chuck Thiel. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Friends called at the church Saturday morning, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass. A Holy Family rosary was recited during the visitation.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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