Leonard (Lenny) Hoffman

July 04, 1951 - March 06, 2023


Obituary For Leonard (Lenny) Hoffman

Leonard (Lenny) Hoffman, 71, passed away on Monday, March 6th, 2023, at UW Hospital. He was born on July 4th, 1951, in Madison Wisconsin to Philip and Irene Hoffman.

Lenny is survived by his wife of 40 years, Gail, his 5 children Jonathon, Margaret (Randy), Paul (Chelsea), Benjamin (Amanda) and Stephanie, 9 grandchildren Cullen, Grace, Madison, Amberlynn, Matthew, Mordecai, Caleb, Obadiah and Josiah and siblings Kathy, Joany, Kenny, and Linda. He was preceded in death by his father Philip, mother Irene and brother James.

When Lenny was not working at Garver or Cuna Mutual, you could have found him outside playing with his kids, grandkids or helping with Boy Scouts. Some of his favorite things to do were fishing, camping, cooking over any fire, or tinkering on vehicles. This included renovating a 66 passenger school bus into ‘The Big Blue Monster’ RV and coordinating the Boy Scout’s Klondike Derby and building derby cars with his sons. He loved helping at and then leading the concession stand at Edgewood High School sporting events.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Dennis Catholic Church on Monday, March 13th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., with Father Randy Timmerman officiating. A visitation will precede the funeral on March 13th starting at 9:00 am. A private burial will be held at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.

As the Knights of Columbus was a big part of his life, not as just a member but also as a volunteer, the family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus Council #4586 and can be send to 1742 Heath Ave, Madison 53704. A special thanks to Knights of Columbus, UW Hospital Staff and Panera Bread.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 2418 N. Sherman Ave. 608-249-8257


13 Mar


09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. Dennis Catholic Church 505 Dempsey Road Madison, WI 53714 Get Directions »
13 Mar

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM

St. Dennis Catholic Church 505 Dempsey Road Madison, WI 53714 Get Directions »
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  • March 13, 2023

    Gail and Family, so sorry for your loss. Just read it this morning. My thought and prayers are with all of your family. Mary Lou Stanek

  • March 10, 2023

    Dear Paul, Gail and family: I'm so sorry for your loss. Lenny sounds like he and Dennis would've been fast friends. Sincerely, Cheri

  • March 10, 2023

    My husband Greg and myself worked with Lenny for many years at CUNA Mutual. Lenny was a great guy! Always had a smile and friendly to all he saw. Our thoughts and prayers to his family. Rest in peace Lenny.

  • March 09, 2023

    I didn't know Lenny for very long but Iiked him. He was a fellow employee at the Home Depot. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

  • March 09, 2023

    So sorry for your loss.. Lenny was a very nice man. We will miss him. Scinico Family Dental

  • March 09, 2023

    Gail and Family, We were so sorry to hear of Lenny's passing. We have so many memories of the days when our kids were at Edgewood High School together. His love of family was so evident. We hope and pray your faith and memories bring you some comfort and peace. Take care and God's blessings to you all. Ramona and Joe Keyes

  • March 08, 2023


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