Dennis Hoffman

Date of Death: Nov 12, 2020
Dennis Hoffman

1946 - 2020

Dennis “Denny” Keith Hoffman, 73, of Plainfield, passed Thursday, November 12, 2020 at his home after a two year battle with lung cancer.

Denny was born December 25, 1946 in Beaver Dam the son of the late Norris J. and Luverne C. Hechemovich Hoffman. Denny was a 1965 graduate of Waupun High School. He enlisted in the US Navy and served two tours in Vietnam from 1966-1970 and earned the rank of PO2. He immediately hired on with AT&T and retired from there in 2001. Denny was a life-time member of the DAV and VFW. On July 2, 1977 he married Barbara Pattee. They resided in Round Lake, IL for 30 years and spent those years building their retirement home on Long Lake outside Plainfield. In 2010 they became snowbirds, spending summers at their home and winters at their home in Fort Pierce, FL. Denny enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, racing stockcars (in his early years), and building classic cars. You could usually find him in the garage with some project going on. Denny and Barb traveled as much as they could in their motorhome.

Denny is survived by his loving wife and companion of 45 years, Barb; devoted daughter, DeAnna (Tony) Kasper of Beaver Dam; two sons: Darrin (Michelle) of Sturtevant, WI and Daane (Alanna) Hoffman of Winthrop Harbor, IL; seven grandchildren; sister-in-law, Pat (Larry) Frank of Fox Lake, WI; and mother-in-law, Joyce Pattee of Waupun.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and father-in-law, Edward Pattee.

Graveside Services

Graveside services for Denny Hoffman will be held Monday, November 16, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post 210 of Waupun. Please follow current COVID-19 protocol with masks and social distancing.

Special Thanks

A special thank you to Ascension At Home Hospice Care for taking care of Denny.

Memorial Contributions

Memorials may be directed to Disabled American Veterans at



  1. Barbara. Please know the Treasure Coasters hold you in our hearts. We are blessed to have had you and Dennis among us. ?? Sue Rineer, Gil Snyder and all the
    Treasure Coasters.

  2. Shirley Jett Says: November 13, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    So very sorry. Will miss you at the Treasure Coasters RV Club. Prayers for Barbara and the entire family. ????

  3. Sarah Dennin Says: November 13, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Dennis. I went to school with him when my family lived in Waupun. He was such a nice guy. My sincere condolences to his wife and family.

  4. Dear Barb,
    I’m sorry for the loss of your husband. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

  5. You’re always in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Nick & Vicki Stoffel Says: November 13, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Our sympathies to you and your family. We were fortunate to meet Denny a few years back and spent time with both of you at Willow Mill. So happy we could get together that time & get to know him. Mat Denny Rest In Peace.

  7. Donna Chase Says: November 13, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    So very sorry. My heart breaks for you and your family.

  8. My sympathies to your family.

  9. Will Quella Says: November 14, 2020 at 6:45 am

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss Barb; the little I knew of Denny the two times I had the pleasure of his company he seemed like a great guy. Him being a fellow Sailor is all I needed to know of his character. Fair winds and following Sea’s Denny!

  10. Marilyn Kiesgen Says: November 14, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    So sorry to hear about Denny
    My prayers to you and your family?

  11. James & Janet Hilgart Says: November 15, 2020 at 8:16 am

    So sorry to you Barbara and family. Our hearts break for you.

  12. Eugene & Myrna Balson Says: November 15, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    Our sincere love and thoughts go out to you, Barb and yourfamily for the loss of Denny. We were so happy to have been able to see you both this past summer. Denny is gone to his eternal home in heaven, but his memories will go on forever.

  13. Patricia Skorupski Says: November 15, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    So very sorry Barb for your loss, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort. RIP Denny!

  14. Cindy & Fly Vanderkin Says: November 16, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    We are so sorry to hear that Deny passed. You too have had many memorable years together. Hold on to that, may it bring you peace.

  15. Susan Frens Says: November 16, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Oh Barb, I’m so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace and may God give you your peace now. I know it will be a big void in your life. May your memories give you comfort. Love you. Sue

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