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May 27, 1931 – Thursday, January 5, 2012

Service Information
Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, MN
Monday, January 9, 2012
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Sunday, January 8, 2012
5-7 PM

Marvin Wayne Hofman was born to Albert and Henrietta on May 27, 1931 in Maple Lake Minnesota. Infant baptism, Sunday school, Confirmation and Christian Endeavor was at the Silver Creek Reformed Church. He attended grade school in Annandale Minnesota. Marv entered the armed forces and served his country well during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1952. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Rohde of Buffalo Minnesota on June 30, 1956. To this union was born seven children; one son Brian Scott, who died in infancy on Christmas Eve 1959, and six beautiful daughters. They moved to Coon Rapids Minnesota and faithfully attended the “Church of the Master” Presbyterian Church where he was an usher and served on the stewardship board. In 1964, they built a home in Buffalo Minnesota, attended the Presbyterian Church of which he served as elder, trustee, Sunday school treasurer and eighteen years of custodial duties. Many hours were also spent cleaning various business places. Marv worked for Super Radiator Coils in St. Louis Park for 43 years. In January of 1993, Marv and Dorothy moved to Phoenix Arizona where he was transferred to a “new” Super Radiator Coils Corporation. It was a very difficult decision to make – leaving his family and friends, but felt the Lord led him there. They built another new home and attended North Minister Presbyterian Church of which he was an usher. Besides his loving family – his second love were his roses. Wherever he lived, you just knew there would be an abundance of roses. Marv worked at Super Radiator Coils an additional 6 years; retiring January 15, 1999, but continued to work part-time. In May of 2000 Marv and Dorothy moved Back to Buffalo.

Marv is preceded in death by his Wife Dorothy in 2010; his father Albert in 1969; Mother Henrietta Shultz of Anoka in 2000; Son Brian Scott in 1959; Daughter Lu Ann Carol in 1976 . Those surviving are his daughters Linda (Jamey) Olson of Delano; Christel Hofman of Buffalo; Theresa (Scott) Rossi of Plymouth; Janelle (Pete) Hauer of Buffalo; and Tonia (Kim) Emon of Watertown; Special Grandchildren are: Nathan, Amberle, Megan (Mike), Raechel , Melissa, Sara (Jeff), Danelle, Tori, Anton, Dylan and David; and Great-Grandchild Lily. Brother Curtis (Janet) of Maple Lake; Sisters Phyllis (Chester) Dorf of Coon Rapids; and Betty (Bill) Siebert of Pierz; 1 nephew and 7 nieces, and also many, many friends.

Funeral Services for Marvin Hofman were held on Monday, January 9th, 2012 at The Buffalo Presbyterian Church. Pastor Becky Sogge officiated. Ralph Johansen was the organist for the funeral service.

A visitation was held on Sunday, January 8th from 5-7 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. A Prayer was held on Sunday evening at 7:00 P.M.

Further visitation was held on Monday, January 9th one hour prior to services at the church.

Casket Bearers were granddaughters: Amberle Stimler, Megan (Stimler) Shughart, Missi Rossi, Sara (Hauer) Klarstrom, Danelle Hauer and Tori Emon.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family. Online condolences may be made to

3 Guestbook Entries


    Marv was a very good man. May he rest in peace…

  2. Holly Minke

    Your father will be truly missed. I feel fortunate to have counted him among my friends and brother in Christ.

  3. Curtis Sheppard

    I had the honor of working with Marv while he was at SRC in Phoenix, AZ. A very kind and gentle man. May you Rest in Peace.


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