Wesley Hoffman


LA MOILLE - R. Wesley Hoffman, 89, of LaMoille passed away Oct. 8, 2018 at OSF St. Anthony’s Medical Center, Rockford.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 at First United Methodist Church, Mendota with Rev. Mary Bohall officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery, Mendota. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the church. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota handled the arrangements.

Wesley was born Dec. 6, 1928 in Clarion Township to Richard and Ella (Stamberger) Hoffman. He married Loretta Botts on Dec. 4, 1960 at First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of LaMoille; three daughters, Rhonda (Patrick) Myers of Mendota, Karen (Lanzy) Baker of Pawnee and Susan Hoffman of Mendota; one son, Ronald (Paula) Hoffman of Noblesville, Ind.; six grandchildren, Cory (Emily) Hoffman, Brianna (Murry) Dixon, Hailey Myers, Madison Myers, Austin Baker and Allison Baker; one great-grandson, Vincent Dixon; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marion Humphrey and Eileen Alshouse.

Wesley attended country school by the Arlington blacktop, LaMoille Grade School and graduated from LaMoille High School. He served with the U.S. Army in the 12th Field Hospital unit. He was engaged in farming until 1995. He served on the Clarion Township Board as a trustee and clerk for several years and also served on the Mendota, Troy Grove, and Clarion Farmers Insurance Co. for 40 years until 1999. He was a member of Elks Lodge 1212.

Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church, Mendota or the donor’s choice.

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