Jim Hoffman

Dates

August 9, 1943 - May 5, 2020

Obituary

Jim Hoffman, 76, of Artesian, died Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.  A celebration of life service will be at a later date.  Visitation will be Friday, May 8, from 4-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel.  Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Artesian. 

Jim Hoffman was born August 9, 1943 to Otto and Esther (Dean) Hoffman in Illinois. In 1951, Jim’s family moved to Artesian, SD where he fell in love with farming at a young age. He married Karen Peterson on April 18, 1964, and together they moved into the house where they lived for 56 years. This farm is where their family, friends, and relatives came for many celebrations, and created countless memories.

Jim was a member of First Lutheran Church in Artesian and on the Board for many years. Jim was also on the Forestburg Elevator Board for 36 years, Artesian School Board for 20 years, and the township board for 44 years.

Jim was a hard worker. He loved the spring weather, planting crops and watching them grow, and having new calves every year. Jim loved when people would stop, visit, and enjoy a meal. He always had a smile and kind words for everyone. His passion in life was family, farming, and cattle.

He is survived by his wife, Karen of 56 years; three children, Matt Hoffman of Artesian, Melissa (Jamie) Schmiedt of Tea, and Tyler (Shelly) Hoffman of Artesian; six grandchildren, Dillan (Emily) Schmidt, Jada Schmidt, Ryan, Ren, and Malori Hoffman, and Rachel Bucholz.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents; twin sons in infancy, Tracy and Travis; and In-laws, Avery and Marie Peterson.

 

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Friday, May 8, 2020
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

To Be Announced

Cemetery

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Artesian, SD


Posted by Clinton Pence on May 16, 2020
Jim was always friendly and conversant with me
and when going through tough times tried to put his best foot forward.
Posted by Lynn and Ronda Barta on May 14, 2020
Our condolences to your loss of Jim... our thoughts and prayers 🙏 are with Karen and Family... Take care!!!
Posted by Larry & Mary Crane on May 13, 2020
Dear Karen & Family,
Sorry for your loss. Just watched the video, really enjoyed it. So many friends and good memories you'll enjoy for years.
Hugs to you my friend,
Mary
Posted by Kim Kelsey on May 13, 2020
My condolences to the Hoffman family. Our families have had a very long and successful relationship and we will miss Jim.
Posted by Jost family on May 11, 2020
We are heartbroken. WE have many fond memories with both of you and know that our arms are around you now too. May your memories be with you during the difficult times, Sending lots of hugs and prayers to your family.
Posted by Steve Kelsey on May 10, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with the Hoffman family. I will miss hearing story's about the history of the Hoffman's and O T Olson's farming connection. The story's go back many years ago when they first came to South Dakota
Posted by Carole and Del Hurd on May 10, 2020
So sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. Our condolences to Karen and family.
Posted by Dan and Connie muller on May 9, 2020
So sorry to hear about Jim.he was a pretty nice guy,always a smile when I saw him
Posted by Lynn and Gary Jensen on May 9, 2020
So sorry for your loss, Karen and family. The video was wonderful. 🙏🏻
Posted by Don Krull on May 9, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for you.
Posted by Kevin Knutson on May 9, 2020
What a Great Guy will miss visiting with him, condolences Karen.
Posted by Nancy Kelly on May 9, 2020
Only knew Jim & Karen for friendly, easy to smile & came to spread cheer & a good time!! Just GOOD people!! Sorry for your loss!! RIP Jim!
Posted by Jonilyn and Curt Gau on May 8, 2020
We are very sorry for your loss. Jim was such a nice man and will be missed by so many. Our sympathies and prayers🙏🏻
Posted by Robert & Velma Kneen on May 8, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss, prayers
Posted by Floyd & Ginger (Mills) Murphy on May 8, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Thoughts and prayers for your family.
Posted by Al and Audrey Spader on May 8, 2020
Always loved his smile and willingness to help others.
Posted by Dale & Kathy Wormstadt on May 8, 2020
Sorry for you loss.
Posted by Lisa Baysinger on May 7, 2020
I am heartbroken to hear of Jim's passing. May god comfort you and the family. I am glad that I got to visit with Uncle Jim last August. I remember him saying " We have some good looking kids" My heart and love is with you.
Posted by Craig and Carolyn Pedego on May 7, 2020
We are heartbroken to hear of Jim’s passing. When we think of Jim Hoffman ~ we will always remember him with a huge smile and a kind heart! He will be missed by so many that loved him!

Rest in heavenly peace🙏❤️
Posted by Alan May on May 7, 2020
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing; please know I share your sorrow. Great memories on the farm and Farmer's Elevator. Had a lot of great times. God Bless......
Posted by Doug & Lorena Peterson on May 7, 2020
So very sorry for your loss, he will be missed so very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Posted by Gordon & Trish Moore on May 7, 2020
Deepest condolences He was a community leader and a fun guy. Will miss him.
Posted by Greg Kohlenberg on May 7, 2020
So sorry for your loss Karen. Prays and condolences to you and your family
Posted by Terry & Jan Hendrix on May 7, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Posted by Joyce Olson on May 7, 2020
I’m sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a good friend who liked to chat.
Posted by Joyce Olson on May 7, 2020
I’m sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a good friend who liked to chat.
Posted by Joyce Olson on May 7, 2020
I’m sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a good friend who liked to chat.
Posted by Guy Peterson on May 7, 2020
So sorry for your loss. A great man.
Posted by Julie and Joe Walter on May 6, 2020
So sorry. Prayers being said for comfort during this difficult time.
Posted by Don Snedeker on May 6, 2020
Sorryto hear of Jims passing..He was A good friend.
Posted by Neil Senska on May 6, 2020
Great loss for the community. We will miss him. Our condolences.
Posted by Carol & Dan McKillop on May 6, 2020
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Prayers for you and your family
Posted by Kurt and Mary Anne Lange on May 6, 2020
So very sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family!!
Posted by Adolf & Dotty Zoss on May 6, 2020
Hugs and prayers for you and your family!
Posted by Lisa (Hodson) Linhart on May 6, 2020
So sorry to hear about Jim. You are in our thoughts and prayers, now and always. Sending hugs to you all.
Posted by Dianna Senska on May 6, 2020
The world lots a fine man. Prayers for peace and comfort on your loss Karen anf family...May good wrap his arms around you.
Posted by Sonia Thomas on May 6, 2020
Very sorry to hear about Jim you are in our thought and prayers.
Posted by Kathy Peterson on May 6, 2020
May you find some comfort in the many cherished memories.
Posted by Kristie Salmonson on May 6, 2020
So sorry for your loss ...thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time .
Posted by Jamie Hoffman on May 6, 2020
Very Sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers for the family.
Posted by Dee Baby on May 6, 2020
The world has lost a splendid man
Posted by Dennis $ cheryl kunkel on May 6, 2020
So sorry to about the loss of your husband Karen hugs & prayers to all of you God Bless you all
Posted by Curtis C. Rees III on May 6, 2020
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. My condolences.
Posted by Pat Larson Carsrud on May 6, 2020
So sorry for your loss
Posted by Debra (Blum) Long & Dennis on May 6, 2020
Some best childhood memories were spent with you and Karen. We enjoyed our visit and Loved when you started the old tractor for me.
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