Dick Hoffman

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.

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    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.

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17 condolences have been left

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Dick was a GREAT mentor for me while I worked at his gas station. I appreciated the opportunity then, and it has served me well throughout my life.

  2. Thinking of all of you and hoping all of the good memories will help with the sadness of saying goodbye to someone you love.

  3. So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

  4. My condolences to the families. Dick was a wonderful gentleman and always had a smile for everyone. He was a good businessman and cared about his customers. I have experienced Dick’s smile, enthusiasm, and kind heart on many occasions. He will be missed by his community. kl

  5. I was saddened to read of Dick’s death. All of you have my sympathy. He was a great guy.
    Sherry

  6. Sorry for your lose. Didn’t know your Dad that well, but knowing his kids, he must have been a great person. Always had time to say hello and visit whenever one met him. A hug for all of you!!

  7. What a gift God gave us when he gave us Dick Hoffman! I am sure we as youngsters gave him a few gray hairs, but his smile and sense of humor encouraged all of us that we can make it through this thing called life. We have been very blessed to have called him our friend and honored that he seen the good is all of us!

  8. Please accept our sincere sympathy in Dick’s death. We remember him when he lived in Elk Point. GREAT FAMILY….. sincerely, Joe & Nancy Ryan

  9. Lori & Di,

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I always remember him as a kind and joyful man. Sounds a lot like both of you. Brenda & I will say a prayer for your dad & your families. May he rest in the peace of our Heavenly Father.

    Take care.
    SW

  10. Dorothy and family, so very sorry to hear !
    I have fond memories of growing up in Canton
    And Dick and the Texaco station is one of many
    That stand out. I was so appreciative Dorothy of the
    Friendship you and Dick had with mom at the apartment and
    How she was always ” looked after ” for lack of a better word.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

  11. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, Dick was a highly respected man in my eyes.
    You have my sincere condolences.

  12. Our Deepest Condolences,
    Here lies a great man who has left a wonderful legacy behind. He was larger than life and he lived it to the fullest. Now that he has gone may all the beautiful Memories be a blessing to you and your Family.
    Keeping in our thought and prayers.

  13. May you sense God’s comfort and peace during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy.

  14. Our thoughts and prayers to call of you. Dick was a great person and we fill enriched and honored to have called him a friend.

  15. Dear Dorothy and Family, We were so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. He was a great guy and will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With Love & Deepest Sympathy, From Everyone at Johnson Feed