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Longtime Lake Elmo EAA Chapter Member Dies

Dennis Hoffman Flew Many Young Eagle Flights

 

February 1, 2022



EAA Chapter 54 member Dennis Hoffman passed away Nov. 1, 2021. Hoffman, age 75, of Stillwater, was a longtime member of Chapter 54 who flew many Young Eagle flights with the chapter in his lovingly maintained and polished 1953 Cessna 170B.

He also built a polished aluminum Midget Mustang and beautifully restored a Piper L4 warbird, and was a talented, well equipped, and generous fixture on the field.

A recent chapter newsletter recalled how many home builders benefited from Hoffman's knowledge, his unrivaled set of tools, his calibrated set

of aircraft scales and his humor.

Hoffman is preceded in death by parents, Charles P. and Mildred V. (Campbell) Hoffman, daughter, Christine, siblings, Donald, of Amery, Wisconsin, and Marlene, of Vancouver, Washington. He is survived by wife, Nanette M. (Dimmerman) Hoffman, his sons, Scott (Bridgette),

Wade (Carolyn), Troy (Michele) in Germany, stepsons, Nate (Stef) Haumschild and Matt (Rita) Haumschild, and nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and six step-grandchildren. Hoffman was a Vietnam vet, aviator, motorcyclist and classic car lover. Private inurnment was conducted at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

 

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