Jim J. Hoffman

June 1, 1931 — Dec. 27, 2019

Jim J. Hoffman, 88, of Winamac, passed away at 12:50 a.m., Friday, Dec. 27, at White Oak Health Campus in Monticello, after a brave battle with Parkinson’s. 

Jim was born on June 1, 1931, in rural Beaver Township, Pulaski County, to the late Charlie and Zuma (Cotner) Hoffman. Sadly, Zuma passed away during childbirth and Jim was raised by his grandparents, Frank and Lou (Utterback) Cotner. He was raised on the family farm and attended school in Pulaski. On Aug. 30, 1953, Jim married Patty L. Degner at Tippecanoe Christian Church. She survives. 

Jim was a lifelong farmer in Pulaski County, having served on the board of directors at the Francesville Co-Op Elevator and on the ASC Board for many years. He enjoyed participating in the Moss Creek golf league and cherished the friendships made. He also enjoyed playing euchre and was a dog lover. Jim was a talented mechanic that could bring any engine back to life. He especially liked working on old John Deere and Oliver tractors. Jim loved his family very much and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife Patty L. Degner Hoffman of Winamac; daughters: Sally [Steve] Butler of Plainfield, Sue [Tim] Alexander of Winamac, and Sharon [Brian] Cords of Medaryville; son Sam Hoffman of Winamac; granddaughters: Brandy McClure, Lindsay [Brian] Dakin, Allison [Michael] Ellis, Megan (Chris) Wegner, Jenna Cords and Jaden Cords; grandsons: S. Adrian Butler, Joel [fiance Jenny] Butler, Jim [Katy] Alexander and Mark [Janelle] Alexander; 18 great-grandchildren; brother Bob Hoffman of San Pierre; sisters: Donna Meyer of Winamac, and Alice Thurston of Fowler; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his mother Zuma (Cotner) Hoffman; father Charlie Hoffman; stepmother Nellie (St. Clair) Hoffman; brothers: Keith [Betty] Hoffman and Harold [Klovetta] Hoffman; sister-in-law Marcella Hoffman; and brothers-in-law: Ralph Meyer and Tom Thurston. 

Visitation was from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Funeral services followed at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Rev. Edward Clark officiated. Burial took place at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tippecanoe Christian Church or Pulaski Animal Center.

Online tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal — Jan. 1, 2020)

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