Paul  Hoffmann

Paul Hoffmann

July 27, 1918 - April 28, 2019
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Paul V. Hoffmann, 100, formerly of Clinton, Iowa passed away April 28, 2019 at his home, Cottage Grove Place in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A celebration of life will be held from 1pm to 3pm on Wednesday May 1, 2019 at Cottage Grove Place in the Sedlacek Hall, with a prayer service at 2pm. A visitation will take place from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, May 2, at Lemke Funeral Homes – South Chapel, Clinton, Iowa. A Funeral Mass will occur at 2pm on Friday, May 3, at Jesus Christ Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Clinton, Iowa. Burial will take place at 10am on Saturday, May 4, at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa.

Paul was born July 27, 1918 in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Albert and Emily Hoffmann. He married Katherine J. Dunker June 24, 1950.

After attending Columbia College in Dubuque, Iowa, Paul graduated from the University of Iowa in 1940. He worked as an agent for the Internal Revenue Service for 39 years. During his service for the government he received the Albert Gallatin Award for Public Service and the 1958 Clinton Civil Servant of the Year award. After retiring from the IRS, he continued to work as a business and tax consultant and Enrolled IRS Agent for another 23 years.

Paul was civically active as a member and vice chairman of SCORE; member and Commander of AMVETS; he was a member of the YMCA finance committee, American Legion, Lions Club, Elks Club and a driver for Mobile Meals. He was active in Boy Scouts of America serving on the Mesquakie District Board; National Catholic Committee for Scouting; National Catholic Committee for Religious Awards; Illowa Council Executive; Chairman of Area III East Central Region Catholic Boy Scouts; National Advisory Committee on Scouting in the Episcopal Church; and chairman of the Mesquakie District Religious Awards Committee. During his years with the Scouts he received the Silver Beaver; District Award of Merit; District Amelioration Award; St. George Award for the Catholic Church; St. George Award for the Episcopal Church, District Scouter’s Key and District We Are One Award.

Paul served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a Tech Sergeant in the Quartermaster and for the Iowa National Guard as 1st Lieutenant in the 133rd Infantry Division Headquarters.

Paul was an active member of Sacred Heart Church, now Prince of Peace Parish, serving on the parish council for 20 years; parish trustee for 18 years; president of the Home & School Association; committees to purchase land and build Sacred Heart School; Usher and Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of the formation committee for Mater Dei High School, now Prince of Peace High School, and served as vice chairman of the Board of Education. Paul was also active with the Davenport Diocese serving as member of the Pastoral Council; Lay Council; and the Finance Committee. He was chairman of the Clinton Deanery Catholic Boy Scouts; member of the Diocesan Committee on Scouting and served on the board of directors of the Christian Family Movement.

Paul is survived by his daughters, Susan Altorfer Winegarden (Tim) of Cedar Rapids, IA; Janet Booth of Williamsburg, OH; Sandra Hoffmann of Washington, D.C.; Nancy Allendorf (Scott) of Coralville, IA; nine grandchildren Michael Booth (Angee), Teresa Booth Kennedy (Ben), Heidi Altorfer, Amy Altorfer (Jon), William Altorfer (Lauren), Nicholas Allendorf, Thomas Allendorf (Brittany), Ann Winegarden Garinger (Chris), Jill Winegarden (Matt), and his seven great-grandchildren Lucas, Matthew, Rebecca, Caroline, Abigail, Natalie and Calvin.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine and two brothers, Albert and John.

Memorials may be made to IlIowa Council – Boy Scouts of America or Sisters of St Francis, Clinton, IA.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday May 2, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday May 2, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Lemke Funeral Homes - South Chapel
    2610 Manufacturing Drive
    CLINTON, IA 52732
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday May 3, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday May 3, 2019 2:00pm
    Jesus Christ Prince of Peace Catholic Church
    1105 La Metta Wynn Dr.
    Clinton, IA 52732
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