Dr. William Neilsson “Doc” Hoffmann, 94 of Decatur died Friday January 26, 2018 in McKinley Court Nursing Home.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am. Wednesday January 31, 2018 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (2160 North Edward Street Decatur, Illinois 62526) with Father Rick Welton celebrant. Visitation will be 2 to 5 pm. Tuesday January 30, 2018 at the church and one hour before Mass on Wednesday. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery Springfield, Illinois Wednesday January 31 at 2 pm. Memorials may be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.
William was born in November of 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, son of William and Malvena Hoffmann. He was an Optometrist in Decatur for forty-five years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. William was an active Boy Scout having received the Silver Beaver Award and the Order of the Arrow. He was a longtime member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and served on the board of Catholic Charities.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Parks) Hoffmann, son, Will Hoffmann of Collinsville, Illinois, daughter, Mary (Patrick) Thelen of Michigan, grandsons, Michael (Kimberly) Thelen, Matthew and Mark Thelen, five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Loretta Hoffmann and brother, Malvin Hoffmann.