Virgil Hoffman, 92, of Sparta, IL; born August 19, 1922 in Hoyleton, IL; passed away on Monday, September 23, 2014 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.
Mr. Hoffman was a farmer. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sparta. Virgil loved the land and was passionate about farming and also enjoyed horses. He was a loving father and grandfather and liked to visit with his family and friends and tell stories.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Alvin and Viola, nee Hake, Hoffman . His wife Catherine, nee Gerling, Hoffman whom he married on October 3, 1942, and who passed away on September 6, 2003; and his sister – Gladys Beek.
He is survived by his children – Larry (Grace) Hoffman of Belleville, IL; Kent (Florence) Hoffman of Memphis, TN; Jeanine (Paul) Schmierbach of Knoxville, TN; Cathy (Bill) Norton of Sparta, IL. His grandchildren – Kara (Scott) Harbick; Jenee (Brett) Krug; Angela (Mark) Graves; Brent (Melissa) Schmierbach; Becky (David) Armstrong; Kris (Carrie) Hoffman; Stephanie (Bryan) Watt; Andrew (fiancé – Christine Meyling) Norton; Ryan (Molly) Norton; Jonathan (Amy) Norton; and fifteen great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Sparta; Tilden Scholarship Fund; Illinois Rural Heritage Museum.
Visitation: Friends may call at the First United Methodist Church in Sparta, IL on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Sparta, IL on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:00am with Rev. Gary Feldman officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in the North Prairie Cemetery in Hoyleton, IL at 2:30pm.