Alvin was born on June 29, 1932, to Edwin and Ruth (Sigmund) Hoffmann in Rib Falls. He married Rosemarie Seehafer on November 9, 1957, and together they raised seven children. She preceded him in death on April 11, 1988. He then married Ramona Gavin on December 2, 1989. She preceded him in death on June 10, 2007.
Alvin was drafted into the U.S. Army in December 1952 and was initially stationed in Germany. He was then deployed to Korea but while en route there via ship, the war ended. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal/Army of Occupation Medal prior to leaving the army in November 1954.
Survivors include dear friend Emilee Studinski, Stevens Point; and his seven children: Greg (Mary) Hoffmann, Weston; Grace (John Molling) Klopotek, Weston; Lori (Roy) Kukuczka, Stratford; Mary (Bob) Fochs, Mosinee; Della Zoromski, Weston; Allen Hoffmann, Marathon; and Jon (Cindy Lee) Hoffmann, Mosinee. He is further survived by 15 grandchildren: Adam Hoffmann, Amy (Jim) Dobbe, Krissy Hoffmann, CeCe Klopotek, Blaine Klopotek, Megan (Devin) Dregne, Robert (Nicole) Kukuczka, Katie Kukuczka, Zach Fochs, Casey (Marissa) Narlock, Shannon (John) Newman, Amanda Schell, Cody Hoffmann, Whitney Hoffmann, and Mason Hoffmann; and 12 great-grandchildren. His three surviving siblings include Lawrence (Joann) Hoffmann, Earl Hoffmann, and Edna Scheel. He was preceded in death by his sister, Eleanor Mroczenski.
Alvin worked for a short time at Marathon Electric before purchasing a dairy farm in the town of Hewitt, which he operated for over 30 years. He loved farming even with the long hours and hard work. He could often be found out in the fields harvesting hay, in the barn milking cows, or in the shed fixing equipment.
He believed in the merits of hard work and those traits were passed onto his children.
His favorite past times included watching the Green Bay Packers, snowmobiling, motorcycling, hunting, and polka dancing, which he did into his 70s. He remained an avid fisherman into his eighties. Additionally, he fulfilled a desire to learn how to fly and soloed his first flight of a single-engine aircraft at age 75.
He and Emilee often attended church picnics, Sunday polka events, and family gatherings.
The family would like to thank the staff at Willow Brook Point Senior Living in Stevens Point and Riverview Hospital ICU in Wisconsin Rapids for the wonderful care given to our father.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 2151 Stanley Street, St. Point. Father Steven Brice will officiate.
Visitation on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. Due to COIVD-19 restrictions, the funeral mass will have limited capacity but will be live-streamed.
Entombment will be at the Rest Lawn cemetery (with Rosemarie) at a later date with a private family ceremony. The funeral mass will be live-streamed at holyspiritstevenspoint.org. at 11 a.m. Masks and social distancing will be required at the church.
Pisarski Funeral Homes are honored to be serving the family. For online condolences please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Dad, we love you and we will miss you. Rest in peace.