Joseph Hoffman

Joseph J. "Joe" Hoffman, 92, of Madison, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Hickory Creek of Madison.

He was born April 14, 1921, in Madison, to Matthew Joseph Sr. and Clara Gertrude Hunger Hoffman. He resided all of his life in the Madison community and was a 1939 graduate of Madison High School. He attended the University of Maryland. He served in the Army from Feb. 13, 1943, to Dec. 29, 1945, rising to the rank of First Sergeant serving in the 380th Field Artillery Battalion 102nd Infantry Division during World War II. He received the Good Conduct Medal and other service medals. He retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel. He owned Hoffman Construction for 50 years and was a masonry general contractor. He began working in real estate and was partner in the Henderson Hoffman Realty Company, later owning and operating Century 21 Real Estate Inc. from 1982 to 1996. He then owned and operated Hoffman Realty until he retired in December 2007. He was a realtor for more than 60 years. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Boy Scouts of America, Madison Moose Lodge 765, Jefferson County Board of Realtors, the Knights of Columbus and the Madison Rotary Club. He was a lifetime member of the Madison Elks Lodge 524. He was a member of the Madison Chamber of Commerce and had served on the industry board. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church. He was a charter member of the North Madison Fire Co. 5 in Madison. He enjoyed mowing grass, working, hunting, fishing and a great business opportunity.

He is survived by his wife, Kathe J. Blacklock Hoffman, whom he married Feb. 14, 1978; two sons, Michael J. Hoffman of Madison and Stephen C. Hoffman of Paragon; two daughters, Kande J. McKay and Karie L. Seel, both of Madison; two brothers, John Hoffman and Clem Hoffman, both of Madison; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Matthew J. Hoffman Jr., Robert C. "Bob" Hoffman, Herman E. Hoffman and Maurice O. Hoffman; and one sister, Marcella Clara "Sis" Hoffman.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted graveside by the Fort Knox Ceremonial Unit and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until the service. North Madison Fire Company Five will conduct a fireman's service at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Brock Hensler Memorial Scholarship. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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