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Vernon D. Hoffman

December 28, 1926 ~ January 1, 2019 (age 92)

Madison/Janesville/Rhinelander – Vernon D. Hoffman, age 92, of Madison, formerly of Janesville, died peacefully on January 1, 2019 at All Saints Memory Care in Madison.  He was born December 28, 1926 in Rhinelander, the son of Andrew and Belle (Szulczewski) Hoffman.

Vern attended the Wisconsin School for the Blind in Janesville.  He served as a medic in Japan during the Korean War.  He was a long time employee of Hough Manufacturing in Janesville, retiring in 1991.  Vern married Arlene M. DeBlaey on August 25, 1956 in Janesville, where they spent most of their years.

Vern is survived by his daughter Marie (Larry) Koch; brother Elmer (Caroline) Hoffman; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife Arlene; his parents; and two brothers, Raymond and David Hoffman, who died in infancy.

We are very thankful to the staff at All Saints Living and Memory Care for their gentle, attentive care and to Agrace HospiceCare for making it possible for Vern to remain in a familiar setting.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 am on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 5001 N. Sherman Ave., Madison.  Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 10:30 am until the time of mass.  Burial will be at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove.

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