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Henry P. Hofmann

January 30, 1948 ~ December 21, 2021 (age 73)

Obituary

Henry P. Hofmann (age 73) passed away peacefully at Methodist Hospital in Peoria, IL on 12/21/2021 with his wife, Vicky by his side.

Henry, Vicky, and their youngest daughter Lisa Hofmann recently moved to 121 Field Grove Ct. East Peoria, IL 61611.

Henry was preceded by in death by his father, Harold Hofmann, his mother, Betty (Goetz) Hofmann, twin brother, Robert Hofmann, his older brother, David Hofmann and younger sister, Rosemary Orndorff.

Henry graduated from Deer Creek – Mackinaw High School.  He retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co. in East Peoria, IL where he worked as a machinist.  He was also baptized and a member of the First Christian Church in Mackinaw.

Henry and his wife of 53 years were married on 04/05/1968. They raised their children in Mackinaw and then moved to Pekin in 1999. Henry was a father figure to many during his life. He and Vicky have a wonderfully unique family comprised of biological, adopted, foster and “heart” children. Their core family includes Scott Hofmann, Michael Hofmann (sons Alexander and Zachary), Ann (Hofmann) Sinn (birth daughter Hadleigh Zenes) and Lisa Hofmann. Also included in their core family is Mary (Rogers) Whitehurst & children Tiffany (children Chevell and Layne) & David (daughter Hayle), Renee Murphree, Robin (Perry) Hofmann and Brandi Gilli (deceased 09/22/2009 & children Te’Kayla and George). The list of “heart” children includes Lucinda M., John & Paige Zenes, Heather W., Jeff P., Joe S. Tifani D. and Maria H.

Henry loved hunting, cars, and motorcycles. He was very involved in his children’s activities as they grew up. Early morning coffee with friends at the local restaurant was a daily habit. He enjoyed discussing the local gossip and joking around. He liked to play tricks on others and you never new when he would pop out to scare you.

Henry also enjoyed working with his friends volunteering at our local food pantry every week. He was a food stocker/hoarder. When others needed food, they were always welcome to free food from his garage shelves and 2 large freezers. He was well known for the role of paper towels that were also within reach no matter where he went.

As he and Vicky prepared for what they knew would be in the near future, Henry had instructed her that if he should pass during the Holidays not to have anything because he did not want to take away from family and friends holiday celebrations.

Henry chose cremation and a celebration of life will follow at a later date.

 Memorials made be made in his honor to “Vets Helping Vets” 1619 Resthaven Rd. Peoria, IL 61615 call Don Yarbough 309-361-0637 for more information.

“Gift of Hope” website: www.giftofhope.org

 

 

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