Funeral services for Paul J. Hoffman, 80, of Fairbury, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Fairbury, with Fr. Scott Archer officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Fairbury, with full military rites accorded by the Fairbury VFW and American Legion posts.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury, with the rosary recited at 3:30 p.m.
Paul died at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at Heritage Healthcare, Normal.
Born March 17, 1935, in Fairbury, Paul was a son of Louis M. and Veronica M. (Winslow) Hoffman. He married Carol A. Smith on Aug. 14, 1965, in Bloomington. She survives.
Paul is also survived by his children, Janet (Neil) Mathis, Geneseo, Keith (Kelli) Hoffman, Irving, Texas, Michael (Toni) Hoffman, Cottleville, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Peg Hoffman, Champaign; a brother, Robert (Sally) Hoffman, Fort Washington, Md.; sisters-in-law, Pam Hoffman, Savoy, Barbara (Dr. Robert) McEntyre, Bloomington, Mary (Loren) Novak, Brookfield and Margaret Smith, Bloomington.
His parents; a brother, John Hoffman; a sister-in-law, Barbara Hoffman; his nephew, Mark Hoffman; his wife’s parents, John and Ann Smith; and a brother-in-law, John Smith, preceded him in death.
Paul served in the U.S. Army for two years.
The family suggests memorials be given to the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery Fund or SELCAS, both of Fairbury.