Clyde Hoffman

GIBSON CITY — Clyde Hoffman, 82, of Gibson City, passed away at 3:03 p.m. Saturday (June 20, 2009) at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. Burial will be in Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Fairbury.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, also at the funeral home.

Mr. Hoffman was born Sept. 17, 1926, in Fairbury, the son of Paul and Emma Slagel Hoffman. He first married Jean Milne on Jan. 20, 1946. He later married Donna Huron. She died Feb. 12, 2009.

Surviving are his children, Kay (Rod) Stevens, Karen (Bob) Walter, Kathy (Thom) Ladeairous, all of Fairbury; Kris (Martin) Rund of Catlin; Kim (John) Clifford of Rantoul; and Rick (Cheryl) Hoffman of Fairbury; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alice Himelick of Kokomo, Ind.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

Mr. Hoffman was a farmer in Gibson City and Fairbury.

Hunting and fishing were two of his favorite lifetime sports. He also enjoyed playing organized softball in his younger years. He was a die hard Cub fan.

Clyde devoted his life to farming and was able to help with the planting this spring.

He had a special love and place in his heart for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hunter Helping Hunters or the donor’s choice of charity.

Condolences and tributes may be made to the family at


From The Pantagraph, June 21, 2009