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James E. Hoffman, 63

James (Jim) Edward Hoffman, age 63, of Otsego, MN, passed away peacefully at home with his beloved wife, Julie, at his side, Jan. 9, 2021.

Jim was born June 18, 1957, in Buffalo, MN, to John and Mary Hoffman. He received his general education degree (GED) in 1976 from Rockford High School.

Jim worked for Spancrete Inc. for 30-plus years. One of his proudest accomplishments during this time was personally pouring every step during the construction of the Mall of America. This project took four years to complete.

He was currently employed with Molen Concrete Products.

Jim enjoyed fishing, having a beer with friends, and riding his Harley-Davidson. He looked forward to spending time with his kids and grandkids.

On Sunday mornings, he loved listening to old country music on the radio.

He was a good and kindhearted man, who sought to help others whenever he could. He will be greatly missed.

Jim is survived by his wife, Julie; two children, Crystal L. Hoffman (friend Jason) of Chokio, MN; Dustin J. Hoffman (friend Emily) of Belgrade, MN; seven grandchildren, Wyatt, Jade, Taiten, Ciera, Jett, Ryder, Piper; the family dog, Meka; and siblings, Elizabeth Anderson (Darryle), Barbara McDaniel (Gary), Irene Kutz (Robert), Jackie Bauer, Mary Pawelk (Doug), John Hoffman Jr. (Jody), Sandy Stifter (Matt), Paula Villa (Guillermo), Patricia Hessler (friend Patrick).

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary; and brother, Joseph.

A visitation for the public took place at Peterson Chapel in St. Michael, MN, Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. A private family memorial service took place following the visitation.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville. Online condolences for the family may be directed to www.thepetersonchapel.com.

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