In loving memory of

William "Bill" Hoffman
January 19, 1957 - September 22, 2021

William "Bill" Joseph Hoffman, 64 of Minnesota City, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at his home.
Bill was born January 19, 1957 in Winona to James and Jeanne (Guidinger) Hoffman. He graduated from Winona Senior High School and attended Southeast Tech for mechanics and accounting. In 1979, he married Donna Mae Hohensee at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Bill was a farmer thru and thru - he worked on the family farm for many years before taking over ownership and leading the farm into its third generation. Bill and the farm were recognized as a Centennial Farm. He enjoyed gardening and could be considered a master gardener. Bill also enjoyed morel hunting, four-wheeler rides, playing cards and ping pong. He would help anyone who needed it without a second thought.
He will be forever loved and missed by his wife, Donna of 42 years; three children, Serena (Brent), Andrew (Abbi) and Joey (Jen); five sisters, Ruth (Richard) Hein, Joni (Chuck) Adams, Lori (Kayla) Goetzman, Kathy (Dan) Buchholz and Judi (Duane) Adelman; as well as many nieces, nephews and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Reverend Chinnappa Pothireddy officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Tuesday and one hour prior to Mass, all at the church. Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share a memory of Bill, sign his online guestbook and view his video tribute when it becomes available at


Ann Polachek wrote on Jan 16, 2022:

"I am sorry to hear about Bills passing.... My prayers for His family. From classmate...Ann Polachek...Class of 75"

Cheryl and Randy stark wrote on Sep 29, 2021:

"We will miss Bill. He was always smiling and we had many good times with Bill and Donna over the years. He was a good man. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers."

Tom & Olivia Heim wrote on Sep 29, 2021:

"Our deepest sympathy for Bill\'s family. May he rest in peace. Our love and prayers, Tom and Olivia (Kanz) Heim. "

Dave Starzecki wrote on Sep 28, 2021:

"I spent about 30+ years hunting and just enjoying the outdoors on the farmland and Bill always looked out for me knowing I hunted in a deer stand alone until dark. Stuck in deep snow offf the road by the farm he offered to quit in the middle of milking the cows to pull me out. He would do that, it?s just who he was, I?m so lucky and blessed to have known him, he had a huge impact on my life. Im so very sorry for your loss. "

Troy Brugger wrote on Sep 28, 2021:

"Hoffman family, I to am saddened for your loss, my dad (Allyn) and I would come up throughout the summer when you guys were bailing hay and we would help stack those bales in the barn, with Bill and his father we so enjoyed those times with them. Hard work, yes but the friendship we had and then always afterwards those home made sandwiches we?ll never forget! My prayers are for you and your family! Troy Brugger"

Cheryl Hartert wrote on Sep 28, 2021:

"Dear family,I forgot to include Moms name on the tribute by the Hartert family as those are her sentiments and condolences too??"

Cheryl Hartert wrote on Sep 28, 2021:

"Our family is heartbroken for the loss of our cousin,friend and neighbor Bill.We have so many fond memories of our longtime friendship as our Dads were not only 1st cousins but good friends and neighbors.Bill and Donna carried this wonderful neighborhood friendship on all thru the yrs.They shared their bountiful garden with Mom and Dad gifting them with raspberries,and all the tomatoes for Moms salsa and tomatoe juice which was Moms labor of love for her family.Mom soo enjoyed their visits over a cup of coffee and Donna and Bill loved her homemade cinnamon rolls. Bill grew the spice Bohnekreitchen used in the Rollingstone Luxembourg dressing which he shared with Mom.I learned it was an art and very labor intense.!! Bill was faithful every Lenten season visiting all Rollinstone residents whom were in assisted living and nursing homes and he blessed Mom by inviting her along and then out for lunch.Bill had such a kind,generous heart.?? Our most treasured memories are all the love,kindness,sharing and caring shown to our Mom by Donna and Bill.They blessed Mom?s life. Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy.Bill is free and healed from all his suffering,living in Gods heavenly home.? The Hartert family.Cheryl,Danny,Carolyn,Joel,Mary Sue and Jodi."

Mary B Murphy wrote on Sep 27, 2021:

"I met Bill at his Dad\'s funeral - what a wonderful man and sister to my friend Ruth. He did his best and I salute his extensive efforts despite many challenges. It\'s an honor to know her family through his sister Ruth. Love to all, Mary"

Heather Bernatz Wright wrote on Sep 27, 2021:

"Sending prayers and love to family and friends! I am so sorry for your loss! "

Kayla and Lori Goetzman wrote on Sep 27, 2021:

"So sorry to here this. Bill always offered his services and even was willing to come to Rochester to help Lori and I any time. We have fond memories of coming to farm for events and Christmas, Lori was very close to Bill as a child, Bill often played many pranks on Lori, Lori was very saddened to here this. Rest in Peace Bill Hoffman. You were loved by many."

Jeff Neisen wrote on Sep 26, 2021:

"Donna and family, We are so saddened by your loss. Bill was a special guy. We will always remember his big friendly smile, his willingness to help out , whatever the need. Your family four wheeling to the other side of the valley to sit and ?catch up? or visit at the campfire; or us coming over for one of Bills famous bonfires? He will be missed. He will be remembered fondly. Jeff & Lori Neisen and family. "

Carol Gohman wrote on Sep 26, 2021:

"So sorry to you all for your loss. Bill was in my high school class and he was the nicest guy. Rest In Peace Bill. Carol Horton-Gohman"

Mary Greden Klepper wrote on Sep 26, 2021:

"Bill was such a sweet and caring soul. I loved his positive Facebook posts that always made me smile. Please know I?ll be praying for your family ??"

Deanne Lehnertz-Hansen wrote on Sep 25, 2021:

"My Heart Goes Out To You All ? Sending Healing Prayers ?? So Many Wonderful Memories Growing Up as Neighbors With All Of You... Remembering Riding Billy\'s Little 50 Dirt Bike. It Was So Kind of Billy To Trust Lori & I and to Teach Us The Ropes of Riding . That\'s The Kind Of Man He Was For as Long As I\'ve Known Billy. Never Forget The Help Billy Gave Us When We Wanted To Build A Girls Club House & Enjoyed all of His Raccoon Pet\'s. Bill Had A Very Strong Faith, We Shared & Liked Uplifting Posts of Each Other\'s Throughout The Past Years. Billy Is On His New Journey He Is Home Now Watching Over All Of You ?? \" IT WILL BE OK \" "

Dave & Kathy Greden wrote on Sep 25, 2021:

"Donna, Serena, Andy, Joe and extended family: Our sincere condolences, prayers and best wishes. He was a keeper!! Carry on, and God Bless you. Dave & Kathy"

Marite Olmstead wrote on Sep 25, 2021:

"So sorry to hear about Bill\'s passing. We will miss him greatly. Our thoughts are with you ? "

Dawn Speltz wrote on Sep 25, 2021:

"Our deepest sympathies to his family. He was such a caring man and had a big heart. Many years ago he was selling pumpkins at Holy Trinity Festival and my children were both toddlers. They found baby pumpkins on the lawn and we were going to buy them but he informed us they were already sold. We said okay and thanked him and walked away. He felt so bad for our youngest who just learned to walk at the time that he tracked us down and gave them each a free cut flower instead to make them feel better. They were so proud holding onto their flowers all the way home. To our surprise he showed up with a bunch of free pumpkins a few days later! Almost 4 years ago and this memory still warms my heart. What a wonderful man who went out of his way to help anyone out. Thank you for touching our hearts forever Bill. May you Rest In Peace."

Lori M Greden wrote on Sep 25, 2021:

"To the Hoffman Family, Bill was such a kind caring of loving person. Too many memories to list. And will always cherish those good times & wonderful memories. To Donna ( always remember the ketchup sandwiches). Forever thanks & enternally greatful for the treasured memories ?"

Jim Reisdorf wrote on Sep 24, 2021:

"Bills and my parents were good friends. Bill would do anything for a person. He grew an ingredient for Rollingstone Dressing. We would love going to get some up at the farm. It was always a fun visit. He will be missed. May he Rest In Peace. Jim and Ann Reisdorf. ?"

Eric & Trish Schultz wrote on Sep 24, 2021:

"We are so devastated for your family. I loved giving Bill grief for wearing his Packer hat to happy hour at Jim & Corks! He will be dearly missed. We are just so sorry. "

Linda Thesing wrote on Sep 24, 2021:

"So sorry to hear of your loss! Bill was such a kind person! "

Ann Brogan wrote on Sep 24, 2021:

"To the Hoffman family, We shall have your family in our thoughts and prayers as you all proceed through this difficult loss of Bill. Prayers and hugs. John and Ann Brogan"