James J. Hoffman

    James J. Hoffman age 92, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at his home. Jim was born March 29, 1930 in Nebraska City, Nebraska to Thomas and Mary (Childers) Hoffman. He married Patricia McCoy August 3, 1952. They were blessed with 70 years together. Jim joined the United States Army June 1947 at the age of 17, he was stationed in Japan and Korea. He was Honorably discharged June of 1950. He was employed by Yellow Truck Lines, Home Comfort and Air Way Sheet Metal, he was a member of Woodmen Life and McDonald’s Coffee group.

     His family was his passion, he also enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, bowling, playing cards and was a marble champion.

     James is preceded in death by his mother and father, stepfather, brothers; William and Ivan, sisters Mary Frances Freize and Viola Bradley.

     Survivors include his wife Patricia Hoffman of Missouri Valley, Iowa, sons; Daniel (Susan) of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Andrew (Debbie) of Savannah, Missouri, Steven (Rollene) of East Moline, Illinois, and daughters; Peggy Holford (Patrick) of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Marsha Barry of Missouri Valley, Iowa, thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and a great great grandson, one sister; Wanda Gwennap of Council Bluffs, Iowa, many nieces and nephews and special friends.

     Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

     The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Eagles Club following the committal service at the cemetery.

Military Honors will be conducted by The United States Army Corp.

In Loving Memory Of

James J. Hoffman


March 29, 1930                                Nebraska City, Nebraska

Entered Into Rest

December 20, 2022                                    Missouri Valley, Iowa

Funeral Service

11:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Hennessey Funeral Home

Missouri Valley, Iowa

Officiating                                     Pastor Connie McWilliams

Music Selections

“Holes in the Floor of Heaven”                              “Footsteps”

“Walk with Me”                                “You’ll Never Walk Alone”

Honorary Bearer

Remington Hoffman

Casket Bearers

Brian Hoffman                                                 Jacob Hoffman

Lucas Barry                                                              Kip Smith

Frank McCann                                                             Bill Fox

Final Resting Place

Branson Cemetery

Loveland, Iowa



  • Pris McGrath Posted December 21, 2022 5:25 pm

    May he rest in God’s Peace

  • Joyce Musch Posted December 22, 2022 11:44 am

    So sorry to learn of your and your family’s loss.

  • Carol and Gil Geerdes Posted December 22, 2022 12:40 pm

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Jim We have been neighbors for a long while. If we can do anything please be sure to let us know. We’ll be praying for you. God give you peace.

  • Tamra Sukup Posted December 22, 2022 8:07 pm

    Marsha and family, sending condolences on the passing our your Dad. I know the joy he brought to your family and the memories you will carry forever will be treasured. The garden in the hill will miss his presence. Hugs from Texas, Tami Sukup

  • Karen Vandemark Alexander Posted December 23, 2022 10:22 am

    We are sending our sympathies to you and your family. Praying for peace for Jim. Tommy Vandemark & Girls

  • Vern and Phyllis Henrich Posted December 23, 2022 4:17 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Vern always enjoyed visiting with Jim at McD’s

  • Janice and Irvin Cook Posted December 26, 2022 11:37 am

    Will miss you very much ❤️

  • Harriet Ferris Posted December 26, 2022 6:20 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. So special to have had 70 years together.

  • Lori Spears Posted December 26, 2022 6:53 pm

    Very sorry for your loss. Sending love and light. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.

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