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Michael Hoffmeister

Michael Dale Hoffmeister

Saturday, September 19th, 1953 - Monday, October 14th, 2019
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Obituary

Michael (Mike) Dale Hoffmeister was born September 19, 1953, to Evangeline and Dale Hoffmeister, at Heron Lake Hospital in Heron Lake, MN. He died October 14, 2019, at South View Acres Health Care Center Hospice.
He was preceded in death by his father Dale Hoffmeister, his grandparents: Jacob (Pat) and Dora Hornickel, Ray and Moreal Hoffmeister, Peter and Rose Simonsen and his stepfather, Clarence Simonsen. He is survived by his mother, Evangeline Simonsen of Marshall, his sister, Carol (Bill) Turner of Sedalia MO, his nephews, Andrew (Bethany, Charlie and Graham) of West Plains, MO and Nick Turner of Wheat Ridge, CO.

Mike attended school in Heron Lake, Rochester and Marshall MN, graduating from Marshall Senior High in 1971. He attended Willmar Vocational School from 1971-1973 for Auto Mechanics. In February of 1973, Mike enlisted in the US Navy and served aboard the USS Midway for four years, attaining the rank of E4. After discharge, he attended Willmar for Machinist and worked in Machine Shops in Montevideo, Continental Machines/Hydraulics in Savage and K&G Manufacturing in Faribault.

Mike was happiest attending car shows, NHRA Races at Brainerd, or cruising in his 1968 Camaro. He enjoyed his many friends in the MSMA Car Club, and those from his 31 years in AA.

Mike thanks the doctors and staff at the Minneapolis and Nashville VA Hospitals, and the staff at the South View Acres Health Care Center Hospice in West St. Paul for the great care they provided.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 21st, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    When
    Monday, October 21st, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    Location
    Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
    Address
    503 W. Lyon St.
    MARSHALL, MN
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  • Service

    Monday, October 21st, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday, October 21st, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
    Address
    503 W. Lyon St.
    MARSHALL, MN
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Fr. Mark Steffl
  • Interment

    Location
    Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    Hwy59 and Hwy 23
    MARSHALL, MN
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  • Reception

    Location
    Carlin Hall
    Address
    503 West Lyon
    MARSHALL, MN 56258
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Ann Mikiska

Posted at 10:20am
I knew Mike from Thursday morning AA at the American Legion in Lakeville. He contributed much to the group and helped others get to the meetings. He was a wise old soul. I am sorry for your loss. To Mike’s mom: Great job!
Ann M.
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Charlee Strube

Posted at 03:45pm
My dear Michael or as my children called you "Uncle Mike" you became part of our family well over 30 years ago. Back in the apartment days when u would watch Mat & Heather at the pool when Looner & I were at work. From there it just grew & grew. To helping with the guy's race cars, to you & Looner going to Brainerd, to attending our kids wedding, the many hours of sitting at Wampach's drinking coffee & endless conversation. The best part of being your friend (which we never called u you were family) was just knowing I could always count on u to make me smile, and the warm hugs were awesome.😍 When u told us u were sick my heart sank but your words were " it will be ok, it's part of my life now, it just a hurdle I'm going try & jump." The last time Looner & I were at your house your words to me were " it is what it is, take care of the old man " with that said I will, I love u and for sure gonna miss u. 💖
SW

Steve Warnke

Posted at 08:10pm
It is tough to lose an old friend. I was glad that I could spend as much time with him these last two plus years through out his ordeal. We spent many an hour reminiscing about the days long past. The VA became a second home to me visiting Mike, where we shared many stories, laughs and tragic tales of friends lost before us. Our friendship goes back to post elementary school day as we rediscovered digging into our past. It has been a very long trip. Even over the years as we drifted in and out of each others lives we still kept and shared a bond that would always make us cross our paths and keep in touch. When I found out about his health situation it only made sense that I be there for him. He was strong throughout his fight, never showing pain or asking for pity. He dealt with his disease as "it is what it is" The key thing I take away from him is, I never saw any fear in him, as he dealt with all of the struggles associated with his disease, even when he knew the expected outcome. He always had that giddy smile on his face that I remember from the early days of our youth and I will always remember him that way. Rest in peace dear old friend. I will catch up with you on the return road.

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