Clement R. Hoffman Jr.

NEW ULM — Clement R. Hoffman Jr. age 77, of New Ulm, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm after a short battle with lung cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in procession to the Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4 – 7 pm on Friday and 7:30 – 10:00 am Saturday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm.

To leave an online condolence for his family, or to sign the guestbook, go to www.mvfh.org

Clement is survived by his wife, Rhonelda “Rhony” (Franta) Hoffman of New Ulm; daughter Deb Webster of New Ulm; sons, Dan (Joan) Hoffman of New Ulm, Rick Hoffman of New Ulm, Jason (Jen) Hoffman of Nashville, TN; sisters, Rosemary Franta of New Ulm, and Esther (Marvin) Windschitl of Comfrey; brothers, Charles (Violet) Hoffman of Aurora, CO, and Paul (Eileen) Hoffman of Hanska; sisters-in-law, Doris Hoffman of Searles, Mary Laway of New Ulm, and Heidi Franta of New Ulm; 8 grandchildren, Brady Webster, Kyle Webster, Evan Webster, Andy Hoffman, Joey Hoffman, Ashley Reinhart, Holly Schaefer, and Erika Hoffmann; and 6 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Clement & Hilda Hoffman; son-in-law, Bill Webster; grandson, Cullen Webster; brother, Pat Hoffman; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Marvin & Cordula Franta; and brothers-in-law, Cletus Franta, Joey Franta, and Ray Laway.

Clement Raymond Hoffman Jr. was born on June 11, 1939 in Sleepy Eye to Clement and Hilda (Domeier) Hoffman and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Sleepy Eye in 1957. On April 19, 1960, Clement was united in marriage to Rhonelda “Rhony” Franta at the St. George Catholic Church. They were blessed with 4 children, whom together they raised in New Ulm. Clement worked as a truck driver for Abraham Transfer, Hoffman Construction, and D&A Trucking. When he was not working, he spent his time volunteering for Cathedral at funerals and helping at Oak Hills Living Center for over 10 years. In his free time, Clement was an avid woodworker, making a lot of furniture for his family and friends. He also built a family cabin that they have enjoyed for 48 years.  He enjoyed listening to old time music so much that he hosted multiple German musicians for summer festivals, and loved working in his garden. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm.  He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.