November 17, 1933 - May 24, 2016
Visitation: Visitation will be Thursday from 2-8 p.m., family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 27 at Canton Lutheran Church.
Edward R. “Dick” Hoffman, age 82, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Sanford USD Medical Center. Funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 27 at Canton Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-8 p.m., family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Dick was born on November 17, 1933 in Elk Point, SD to Edward and Ella (Howey) Hoffman. He graduated from Elk Point High School. He attended Southern State Teachers College for one year. He married Dorothy Beatty on March 19, 1954 in Sioux City, IA. He served in the US Army from 1955 to 1957.
After his discharge, the couple lived in Elk Point, SD where they owned and operated a service station. Dick was a member of the Elk Point Fire Dept. for 10 years. The couple moved to Canton, SD in 1965 where they owned and operated Dick’s Texaco, Hoffman Oil, and Pump & Pak until retiring in 1993.
Dick was very active in the community during his lifetime. He was a past member of the Canton Planning Commission, Hiawatha Golf Course Board of Directors, Canton Development Corp. Board of Directors, First Federal Savings and Loan Board of Directors, and the Canton Chamber of Commerce. He was on the Canton School Board for 9 years, the Canton Fire Dept. for 10 years, and was the past Director of the Lincoln County Economic Development Board. He was a two gallon plus blood donor and was active in Canton’s 100 & 125 year celebrations. He was a member of Canton Lutheran Church where he was involved in the Native American Committee and Milk’s Camp.
Dick loved fishing, especially for walleye. Dick also enjoyed talking with people, golfing, going to coffee at Laurie’s Cafe, and attending his children’s and grandchildren’s activities.
Dick is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy; sons, Mike (Marcia) and Gary (Kathy); daughters, Lori (John) Lems and Diana (Jim) Wiebe, all of Canton, SD; brother, Ronald (Beverly) Hoffman; sisters, Kay (Darmon) Staum and Shirley (Jon) Larsen, all of Elk Point, SD; 11 grandchildren; 9 great- grandchildren; along with numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Shantell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Milk’s Camp or the Canton Lutheran Church Basement Renovation.