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Thomas Hoffman

May 31, 1952 — October 12, 2017

The visitation for Thomas “Tom” Hoffman, of Roseville, Minnesota, formerly of Morris, Minnesota will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. there will be a service celebrating The Head Muckety-Muck of the Whole Shebang. Burial will be held at a later date.

Thomas LeRoy Hoffman, son of LeRoy E. and Jeanne (Hartkopf) Hoffman was born on May 31, 1952 in Appleton, Minnesota.  He grew up in Appleton, where he attended school and graduated from Appleton High School in 1970.  Tom then attended the University of Minnesota Morris. On September 1, 1973, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Mary Jo Voorhees.  The couple lived in Denver, Colorado and Appleton, before settling in Morris in 1976. Tom worked for the Villa of St. Francis as the maintenance director, before pursuing a career in real estate. He founded Hoffman Realty in 1992 and “retired” in 2012.

Tom was a member of the Morris Planning Commission for over 20 years. He will be remembered for his outrageous Christmas displays and his pockets full of candy.

Tom died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at his home in Roseville, Minnesota. He was 65 years old.

He is survived by his wife: Mary Jo Hoffman, Roseville, MN; three daughters: Michelle Mieka Jo (Nathan) Hoffman, Morris, MN, Miranda Louise (Ryan) Arnold, St. Paul, MN and Maggie Mae (Bradley Krzyzanowski) Chardell, Chicago, IL; two grandsons: Nicolai and Luca Arnold, St. Paul, MN; one brother: Bill Hoffman, Appleton, MN; one sister-in-law: Vicki Hoffman, Starbuck, MN; one aunt: Anne Hartkopf, Bloomington, MN; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Tom was preceded in death by his parents and one older brother, Jim.

Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  An online guest book can be signed at

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