Mass of Christian Burial for Bruce Hoffmann, 58, of Minneota, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the church, with a Rosary at 5:00 p.m. and a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will follow the service at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota. Out of concern for everyone’s safety, masks will be required for anyone attending Bruce’s services.
Bruce Alan Hoffmann was born on June 2, 1962, in Canby, to Germain and Marian (Stienessen) Hoffmann. He grew up in Minneota, attended St. Edward School, and graduated from Minneota High School. After high school, Bruce attended Minnesota West in Canby, earning an Associate’s Degree as an Auto Mechanic. He worked as a mechanic at Konold’s in Minneota. In 1983, Bruce was united in marriage to Lee Anne Peters at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. The couple moved to Missouri for a short time while Bruce worked as a route man for Schwan’s. They then moved back to Minneota, where Bruce worked as a mechanic at Cenex. Bruce also worked at MDI for several years, the Minneota Lumberyard, and ended his working years as head of maintenance at the Minneota Manor.
Bruce loved his family more than anything, and his children and grandchildren were his top priority. His grandchildren were the light of his life. Bruce was a perpetually positive person with a kind heart, and he was always helping others. He enjoyed woodworking, golfing, camping, and keeping his mind busy with crossword puzzles. Bruce also enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he had a special place in his heart for his hunting dogs. Bruce especially loved Western movies and television.
After a brave battle with cancer, Bruce died peacefully, surrounded by his wife and children, on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall. He is survived by his wife Lee Anne of Minneota, daughter Jessica Anderson of Marshall, son Adam (Emily) Hoffmann of Minneota; grandchildren Autum, Piper, Elliott, Zander, and Wesley; mother Marian Hoffmann; siblings Kevin (Deb) Hoffmann, Randy (Marilyn) Hoffmann, and Vicky (Tim) Gehring; mother-in-law Mary Lee Peters; brother-in-law Mark Peters; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Germain Hoffmann, father-in-law Clayton Peters, and nephew David Peters.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or a charity of the donor’s choice.