Anthony “Tony” Hoffman

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 8:09 pm

Anthony “Tony” Hoffman, age 43, of Ionia, died Sunday from injuries sustained in an accident.

Funeral service will be held 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2023 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia with Rev. James Goerend presiding. Friends may greet the family from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at St. Boniface Church in Ionia. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton has been entrusted with Tony’s arrangements.

Anthony “Tony “ Gerhard Hoffman of Ionia passed away Oct. 22, 2023 while serving his community.

Tony was the first child born to Edward and Shirley Hoffman. He spent his childhood on the farm, learning from his dad and uncles as well as becoming best friends (and sometimes rivals) with his nine younger siblings.

Following high school, Tony took up the trade of carpentry. He worked for several contractors and eventually started his own business. Most recently, he was a mill worker, building custom doors.

Tony will be remembered most for his signature statement “How’s it going?” as well as his dedication to the service of others. He was loyal to his hometown as a member of the Ionia Fire Department and played an instrumental role in the conception and fruition of the Ionia Day celebration. Tony gave the ultimate sacrifice doing what he loved. He passed away honorably serving his community and was able to leave a final gift through organ and tissue donation.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the family.

Tony is survived by his parents Ed and Shirley Hoffman of Ionia; life partner and her son, Stacie and Carter “The Boy” Dreckman of Ionia; two brothers, Patrick (Kimberly) Hoffman of New Hampton, Riley Hoffman of Waverly; seven sisters, Amy (Ryon) Kilcher of Fredericksburg, Carrie (Dave) Reed of Decorah, Sara (Aaron) Rethamel of Fredericksburg, Kayla (Ryan) Strempke of Fredericksburg, Katie (Jason) Gilmour of Fredericksburg, Winnie Hoffman of Shell Rock, Taylor Hoffman of Ionia; 14 nieces and nephews; many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jack and Agatha Hoffman; maternal grandparents, Irvin and Florence Throndson; three uncles, Michael Throndson, Dave Bynon, Larry Kellogg; one aunt, Julie Lindsay.

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